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  1. The Age: New study demonstrates link between music and statistical ...

    18 May, 2017
    Dr Pragati Mandikal-Vasuki talks to The Age about her study on the effect of learning music in childhood on auditory and visual skills.
  2. Aged Care Insite: Facts about hearing aids

    8 May, 2017
    Associate Professor Catherine McMahon talks to 'aged care insite' about the importance of hearing aids industry staying in the healthcare arena
  3. Alma’s bravery shows it’s never too late to improve hearing ...

    27 April, 2017
    Alma Hodge, Australian Hearing Clinic, at age 82 (she’s now 89) underwent surgery to receive a cochlear implant.
  4. Encouraging self-expression through art

    20 April, 2017
    People with aphasia are learning new ways of self-expression through visual art, thanks to the support of the Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
  5. Life-changing cochlear implants for more Territorians

    30 March, 2017
    Northern Territory Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) to witness the moment when seven-month-old Charlie heard sound for the very first time, as his new cochlear implant was switched-on.
  6. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND

    23 March, 2017
    Advance, an Australian Global Networking organisation are proud to partner with Cochlear as an Awards Mentoring Partner.
  7. Relationship between Indigenous Children's Hearing and Phonological Awareness

    16 March, 2017
    On 8 March 2017 a Workshop was held at Macquarie University on the 'Relationship between Indigenous Children's Hearing and Phonological Awareness in Remote Communities in the Northern Territory'
  8. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)

    16 March, 2017
    The MidWinter Meeting is the primary meeting of the Association and provides a great opportunity to present and discuss research in the broad field of Otolaryngology.
  9. Associate Professor Catherine Birman wins NSW Premier’s Award for Woman ...

    8 March, 2017
    A/Prof Birman was awarded the 2017 title at a ceremony at Parliament House on Wednesday 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.
  10. World Hearing Day: Early intervention drives lifelong success for deaf ...

    2 March, 2017
    The study, completed by First Voice, reveals that around three in five (62%) of those with a hearing impairment who receive early intervention go on to achieve a tertiary level qualification.
  11. World Hearing Day – Action for Hearing Loss

    2 March, 2017
    In support of the World Health Organization’s hearing loss campaign, Professor David McAlpine and Adjunct Professor Cathy Birman from Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub prepared an expert video with Think GP, an online education platform for health professionals.
  12. RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre will be celebrating the achievement ...

    2 March, 2017
    On World Hearing Day, Friday, March 3, RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre will be celebrating the achievement of serving over 20,000 clients since its inception in 2002.
  13. Is what you are saying important?

    1 March, 2017
    On a typical day, a GP would meet 6 patients with some type of hearing difficulties.
  14. Cochlear is searching the world for the #HappiestSound

    27 February, 2017
    For some people it’s the sound of a child laughing, for some, it is waves breaking on the beach. Cochlear Limited has launched a campaign to find out what the world’s happiest sound is to raise awareness about the importance of hearing health care and preventing hearing loss.
  15. Cochlear gives Australia a hearing test in disguise

    27 February, 2017
    So how do you get people who don’t think they have a hearing problem to get their hearing tested?
  16. Online training module: The Listening Environment

    6 February, 2017
    Understanding how classroom acoustics can impact on the learning abilities of children with hearing loss is the focus of an online training module recently developed by Macquarie University
  17. The Centre for Implementation in Hearing Research (I-HeaR)

    31 January, 2017
    Associate Professor Catherine McMahon, Department of Linguistics, has been awarded funding to create a new MQ Research Centre.
  18. NAL releases new version of Sound Storm

    30 January, 2017
    A new version of NAL’s auditory training software is now available on the Apple store.
  19. Australian Hearing shares the joy with new ‘Silent Night’ video ...

    19 December, 2016
    Australian Hearing's ambassador Troy Cassar-Daley was joined by a choir of primary students, all with a hearing loss, to create a beautiful rendition of a Christmas classic.
  20. Federal Minister visit to Macquarie’s Hearing Hub and MPID

    29 November, 2016
    The Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt MP and Federal Member for Bennelong John Alexander OAM MP visit the Australian Hearing Hub and the parts of the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID).
  21. Cochlear Global Research Symposium brings international experts on campus

    8 November, 2016
    Cochlear and Macquarie showcased technology and hosted demonstrations during the R&T (Research & Technology) Expo, a part of the Cochlear Global Research Symposium.
  22. World-Leading Experts Collaborate in Sydney at Cochlear’s Global Research Symposium ...

    31 October, 2016
    There are 360 million people living with disabling hearing loss worldwide and this figure is set to increase significantly to 1.2 billion by 2050.

    To prepare for the expanding needs of these patients, Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), together with Macquarie University and the Australian Hearing Hub, is bringing together international experts from the audiology community in a world-leading symposium.

  23. Grant to help infants with hearing loss

    30 October, 2016
    HearWorks, the commercial arm of the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre, recently received a $750,000 grant from the NSW Medical Devices Fund.
  24. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Auditory processing and reading skills will be ...

    23 October, 2016
    We are trying to explain how children aged 8 to 11 years learn to read. Their Auditory processing and reading skills will be tested.
  25. A/Prof Harvey Dillon was awarded the prestigious Aram Glorig Award ...

    17 October, 2016
    NAL researchers were recognised at the recent World Congress of Audiology held in Vancouver.

  26. Podcast on Mental Health

    10 October, 2016
    In honour of Mental Health Month in New South Wales, Professor Jennie Hudson, Director of the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, gave tips for adults on how to manage stress
  27. Centre for Emotional Health Awards

    7 October, 2016
    The Centre for Emotional Health was recognised for Excellence in Service Delivery at the NSW Mental Health Matters launch of Mental Health Month held at NSW Parliament House at the end of September.
  28. LISTEN: STOP DOING SO MUCH WORK

    8 September, 2016
    Professor David McAlpine's interview with SoundMinds Radio interview with producer Michael Schubert.
  29. Language Acquisition at Macquarie University

    6 September, 2016
    This video highlights research conducted in the area of Language Acquisition at Macquarie University.
  30. Macquarie University's Future Astronauts

    6 September, 2016
    The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) has come up with a clever idea to keep kids still during tests.
  31. Did you know?

    24 August, 2016
    To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, the Australian Hearing Hub provided an opportunity for future students of Macquarie University to get their hearing checked, learn about communication technologies and learn about the importance of looking after their hearing at the Macquarie University Open Day on Saturday 20 August.
  32. What is that ringing in my ears after a loud ...

    23 August, 2016
    It’s Hearing Awareness Week, so we asked Associate Professor Catherine McMahon, Head of Audiology at Macquarie, to answer a question we’ve all pondered: What is that ringing in my ears after a loud concert?
  33. Ear buds, hearing loss and dementia on Counterpoint

    22 August, 2016
    Professor David McAlpine and Professor Catherine Birman radio interview with Amanda Vanstone on Radio National.
  34. Are you losing your hearing?

    22 August, 2016
    Four in ten Australians with hearing loss have it because of noise exposure, making it the leading cause of hearing loss in this country.
  35. Did you know?

    22 August, 2016
    "I started losing my hearing at age 11 and was completely deaf by 18. It got to the point where I considered suicide because I was 21, couldn’t get a job, and I'd been fired from a job because I wasn’t hearing.
  36. Ettalong resident thriving with cochlear implant during Hearing Awareness Week ...

    22 August, 2016
    During Hearing Awareness Week, 21 – 27 August, 2016, RIDBC is reminding those who are struggling to hear, even with hearing aids, that they could benefit from a cochlear implant.
  37. 'Break The Sound Barrier' campaign

    20 August, 2016
    Member Organisations of the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University have thrown their support behind a new campaign from The Deafness Forum of Australia which aims to make hearing a national health priority in Australia.
  38. Did you know?

    18 August, 2016
    One in six Aussies currently have some form of hearing loss. Are you the one?
  39. 60 seconds with… Professor Anne Schilder

    9 August, 2016
    Professor Anne Schilder, who hails from the University College London Ear Institute in the UK, has joined us on campus over the past few weeks as a Visiting Professor. We got in touch to ask her about her illustrious career and her thoughts about her visit so far.
  40. Building Confident Kids

    14 July, 2016
    The Shepherd Centre has recently finished its cutting-edge program, Confident Kids in the Classroom, at our Newtown Centre.
  41. Music and the Brain

    14 July, 2016
    TODAY reporter Chris Urquhart discovers exactly how music affects our brain.
  42. A special font for people with Dyslexia: does it work ...

    14 July, 2016
    In a new paper published in the journal Dyslexia, a team of researchers including CCD's Dr Eva Marinus and Dr Teresa Schubert, have examined the efficacy of Dyslexie font for people with dyslexia.
  43. NSW Health partners with RIDBC to establish Bone Conduction Implantable ...

    14 July, 2016
    In June 2016, NSW Minister for Health, the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP announced $1.071 million to establish a Bone Conduction Implantable Device (BCID) pilot program, in partnership with SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service
  44. Minister announces NDIS roll out across Australia at RIDBC

    2 July, 2016
    On Thursday 30 June Minister for Disability Services, The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, officially announced the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Western Sydney. Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) hosted the launch of this historic event.
  45. HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR BRAIN HEARS SPEECH

    1 July, 2016
    We are now seeking adults aged 55-75 years to participate in our study.
  46. Former PM John Howard visits the Australian Hearing Hub

    23 May, 2016
    The Honourable John Howard, previous Prime Minister of Australia, delivered a key-note address at the 9th National Deafness Sector Summit on Saturday, which was held at Macquarie University's Australian Hearing Hub.
  47. Professor David McAlpine awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

    9 May, 2016
    Professor David McAlpine, Macquarie University’s Director of Hearing Research at the Australian Hearing Hub, has been announced as a 2016 Australian Laureate Fellow by the Australian Research Council (ARC).


  48. Know Your Noise

    28 April, 2016
    Almost 18 months ago the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) launched the Know Your Noise website (knowyournoise.nal.gov.au) with the support of the HEARing CRC’s HEARsmart, a new initiative which aims to bring about a cultural shift in how Australians think about their exposure to loud noise.
  49. Connecting through music

    7 April, 2016
    The Shepherd Centre recently finished its music therapy program, MusicConnect, and is delighted that parents and children enjoyed the chance to connect and have fun through music.
  50. CCD High School Work Experience program

    6 April, 2016
    Last week (29 March - 1 April) the CCD hosted a group of students as part of the CCD's annual High School Work Experience program.
  51. Music to mend memories in the minds of dementia patients ...

    4 April, 2016
    Two Macquarie researchers, Professor Bill Thompson and Dr Amee Baird have begun looking at how music can help people with dementia by comparing how personal memories are evoked with music and other stimuli.
  52. Teaching the elderly how to fight off the blues by ...

    4 April, 2016
    A study by Macquarie University researchers has found that being involved in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group program, aptly named Ageing Wisely, can help elderly people fight off depression and anxiety.
  53. Macquarie Online Test Interface (MOTIf)

    4 April, 2016
    Macquarie Online Test Interface (MOTIf) is a free online resource avaialble to teachers, clinicians and speech pathologists for the administration and scoring of cognitive tests developed by Cognitive Science researchers at Macquarie University.
  54. Pragati Mandikal Vasuki PhD student selfie with The Hon Julie ...

    31 March, 2016
    Pragati Mandikal Vasuki's selfie with the Minister for Foreign Affairs captured media attention and was featured in the Australian.
  55. Renowned surgeon celebrates 1000 cochlear implant surgeries

    24 March, 2016
    Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) celebrated a significant milestone this month when Associate Professor Catherine Birman, Medical Director of SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, performed her 1,000th cochlear implant surgery.
  56. WHO cares about hearing health and why we should all… ...

    3 March, 2016
    With a quarter of Australians set to face serious problems from hearing loss, it’s time for a new awareness campaign…
  57. Pioneering Minds podcast series

    2 March, 2016
    Episode 5: David McAlpine and Hearing
  58. The MindSpot Clinic offers a new model of mental health ...

    10 February, 2016
    The MindSpot Clinic offers a new model of mental health care services in Australia is providing no cost, exclusively virtual assessments and treatments.
  59. Risks posed to our hearing

    3 February, 2016
    Alan Jones talks to Professor David McAlpine about the risks posed to our hearing.
  60. Loud sound is a health hazard

    17 January, 2016
    David McAlpine, Professor of Hearing, Language & The Brain and the leader of Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub has written a piece for The Australian that was published on Thursday 14 January 2016 about the potential of permanent hearing loss over this music festival season.
  61. Kids’ hearing difficulties are reflected in their brainwaves

    10 January, 2016
    The researchers found that the presence of noise affects the brainwaves of all children, and so is a relevant factor to consider when thinking about ...
  62. Postdoctoral Researcher in Magnetoencephalography

    14 December, 2015
    An exciting opportunity exists for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and use the magnetoencephalographic (MEG) system to investigate brain responses in adults and children with a unilateral cochlear implant (MEG III).
  63. The MindSpot Clinic recognised for service excellence in the 'Not ...

    9 October, 2015
    The 2015 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievement of those individuals, groups, organisations and businesses.
  64. Mental Health Matters Awards 2015

    6 October, 2015
    The MindSpot Clinic receives recognition for Excellence in Service Delivery in NSW.
  65. Testing hearing is child's play

    21 September, 2015
    October will see the launch of a fun new children’s game with the more serious purpose of testing their hearing.
  66. An inspirational addition

    17 September, 2015
    Professor David McAlpine has been announced as the new Professor of Hearing, Language and the Brain and Director of Hearing Research and will join Macquarie University from early October.
  67. Successful Open House at the Australian Hearing Hub

    3 September, 2015
    To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, the member organisations of the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH) hosted an open house event on Saturday August 22. The event was opened by distinguished guest Senator the Hon. Marise Payne.
  68. Research funding boost sets the stage for live music venues ...

    3 March, 2015
      In support of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO), International Ear Care Day, 3 March 2015, ‘Make Listening Safe’ Campaign, aimed at drawing attention to ...
  69. Victor Dominello MP visits the Australian Hearing Hub

    12 February, 2015
      On Thursday, 5 February the Australian Hearing Hub played host to The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Member for Ryde, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, ...
  70. Senator Doug Cameron, the Shadow Minister for Human Services and ...

    30 January, 2015
    On Friday, 30 January the Australian Hearing Hub played host to New South Wales Senator Doug Cameron, the Shadow Minister for Human Services and Nick ...
  71. Kids' hearing at the heart of new partnership

    18 January, 2015
    A new partnership between the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network will help provide better hearing outcomes for children. ...
  72. 1.1 million Australians are living with communication disorders

    16 October, 2014
    Imagine struggling to communicate with your colleagues and friends, or do something as simple (and vital!) as ordering coffee at AHH’s Piccolo Me. This is ...
  73. The new Macquarie University Cognition Clinic for Reading

    16 October, 2014
    In late September, the Macquarie University Cognition Clinic for Reading opened its doors for business for the first time. The Clinic provides evidence-based assessments, treatments, ...
  74. Australian Hearing Hub Open House

    8 September, 2014
    Left to right: Professor Janet Greeley, Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, Professor Harvey Dillon and Professor Greg Leigh To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, the partner organisations ...
  75. Hearing and the Brain: Translating research into practice

    15 May, 2014
    Following the World Congress of Audiology, Macquarie University and the Australian Hearing Hub hosted a satellite symposium on Friday 9 May 2014.  The symposium focused ...
  76. Challenge Workshop – Planning a Hearing Research Agenda

    9 April, 2014
    One year on from the official launch of the Australian Hearing Hub on 17 April 2013 the hub continues to bring together some of the ...
  77. Emerson set to make a splash at school, thanks to ...

    6 February, 2014
    Emerson Reweti has been attending The Shepherd Centre for over four years, and celebrated his Graduation in December. Now, he’s reaching a whole new milestone ...
  78. The Shepherd Centre helps Grace hear Christmas Carols

    6 February, 2014
    The Shepherd Centre was delighted when little Grace Claridge appeared on Sunrise recently to show off her brand new cochlear implants! Grace received her CI’s ...
  79. Hearing China’s language acquisition concerns

    13 January, 2014
    With over 30 million Chinese children suffering from hearing and language disorders, Australian researchers hosted two in-country workshops to address the issue of hearing impairment ...
  80. World-first device offers new insight into life with a cochlear ...

    29 October, 2013
    A new imaging device was launched on Macquarie University’s campus today, helping researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) ...
  81. Hearing Awareness and Speech Awareness Mini Expo on 27 August ...

    25 October, 2013
      Thank you to everyone who participated at the inaugural Hearing Awareness and Speech Awareness Mini Expo. The mini expo was very successful in raising ...
  82. Prime Minister visits to announce new Medical Technologies Innovation Partnership ...

    21 August, 2013
    On Monday, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the first new Australian Innovation Partnership – the Medical Technologies Innovation Partnership – which will be headquartered in ...
  83. New technology safeguards Australian research against helium shortages

    11 July, 2013
    Photo: Effy Alexakis, Photowrite. Macquarie University ‘flicked the switch’ on a state-of-the-art liquid helium recovery system yesterday, in partnership with the CSIRO and as an ...
  84. HEARLab

    6 May, 2013
    HEARlab is a versatile clinical device developed by the HEARing CRC and the National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL) to record and analyse electrophysiological data in the ...
  85. HEARnet

    6 May, 2013
    The HEARing Education and Research Network (HEARnet) provides information about hearing, hearing loss and hearing technology for the public, hearing healthcare and medical professionals, and ...
  86. Australian Hearing Hub launched at Macquarie University

    18 April, 2013
      The Federal Government estimates that ten million Australians will suffer some level of hearing loss by 2050. With approximately one quarter of the population ...
  87. ABC Sunday Profile: Macquarie University's former VC Steven Schwartz

    4 February, 2013
    Former Macquarie University Vice -Chancellor Steven Schwartz discusses wisdom, education, and the the synergies and cross-fertilisation of ideas that will be made possible by the ...
  88. Cochlear's Roberts discusses long road back

    4 February, 2013
    Cochlear’s chief Chris Roberts appears on Lateline to discuss the hearing implant maker’s recovery since a voluntary recall last September and his plans as part ...
  89. Audiology research story

    9 January, 2013
      This is an audiology research story conducted by The Macquarie University Speech Clinic, Research Team. The three researchers were looking for participants aged 65-80 ...