The Hearing Hub Junior Science Academy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children is a finalist in the Engagement Australia 2021 Excellence Awards
“Since 2018, Macquarie University, the Australian Hearing Hub, Junior Science Academy, and Parents of Deaf Children have developed unique opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children to engage with science. As social isolation and underemployment into adulthood are a common experience, our biannual science camps are designed to spark a change at an early stage. Utilising collaborative expertise in hearing and deafness, the camps provide a healthy communication space to encourage bonds between DHH peers; showcase the ‘gold standard’ in education accessibility; and inspire the next generation of scientists. The response from children and families has been overwhelmingly positive.”
The Hearing Hub Science Camp was founded by Chi Lo, Macquarie University, with Louise Dodd, Australian Hearing Hub, and Kylie Hurt, Junior Science Academy, along with the strong support of the Committee Amy McLuckie, Junior Science Academy, Rebecca Kim, NextSense, Isabel O’Keeffe, Hearing Australia, Angela Wong, National Acoustic Laboratories and Jessica Leigh Kirkness, Macquarie University and the ongoing support of the Parents of Deaf Children.
Please click the link for information about the January Hearing Hub Junior Science Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids