About us

An initiative of Macquarie University, the Australian Hearing Hub brings some of the country’s leading hearing and healthcare organisations together with one of the country’s leading research universities to collaborate on world-leading research projects.

The Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in linguistics, audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.

The Australian Hearing Hub is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.

Best-practice clinics

There are a total eight clinics located at the Australian Hearing Hub. These clinics include the Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University Reading Clinic, Macquarie University Psychology Clinic, Australian Hearing, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service and The Shepherd Centre.

With everything in one place, clients receive first-class clinical evaluation, testing and diagnosis from leading practitioners.

Ground-breaking research

Together, academics at Macquarie University and staff at the Australian Hearing Hub are pioneering a new approach to collaboration, which fosters opportunities for innovation across a wide range of fields.

The Australian Hearing Hub six Research Priorities include:

1. Hearing, language and cognition in adults
2. Hearing, language and cognition in children
3. Technological and environmental solutions for people with hearing loss
4. Intervention systems
5. Hearing loss prevention
6. Translation of research into practice

Dynamic members

As a state-of-the-art facility the Australian Hearing Hub has attracted a number of industry-leading members to drive innovation and collaboration.
Members include:

  • Macquarie University
  • Australian Hearing Services
  • The National Acoustic Laboratories
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
  • SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service
  • The Shepherd Centre
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
  • The HEARing CRC

Creating the hearing health professionals of tomorrow

Macquarie University is renowned for teaching and research excellence in speech and hearing sciences and psychology.

The Australian Hearing Hub gives Macquarie students the unique opportunity to work alongside experts in the industry providing an unrivalled learning experience. Graduates and researchers will drive innovation and improve the lives of people with hearing and language disorders around the world.