The Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Honourable Mark Butler MP, has visited the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH) to mark its 10th anniversary.
Macquarie University founded the AHH in 2013 with the aim of improving the lives of people living with hearing loss. The project was funded with $40 million from the Federal Government’s Education Investment Fund (EIF), and an $80 million investment from the University.
Mr Butler was accompanied by Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor S. Bruce Dowton, and Deputy Vice‑Chancellor, Research, Professor Sakkie Pretorius. The group toured the AHH’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the anechoic chamber, and met two families from The Shepherd Centre and NextSense to learn about their hearing health care journey.
The Minister’s advisers spent the entire day on Wallumattagal Campus, also visiting the Chancellery, Macquarie University Hearing and Macquarie University Hospital, as well as AHH members NextSense, Hearing Australia, National Acoustic Laboratories, and Cochlear Ltd.