The open house focused on healthy hearing, with opportunities for the local community to explore the amazing features of the North Ryde facility, arrange free hearing screening tests, learn about hearing prevention, hearing technologies and the services available at the hub.
The day was designed for all ages, with everything from a jumping castle to tours of the hub’s anechoic chamber, a purpose-built room not often open to the public, where sound is completely absorbed to provide true silence.
The opening address was made at midday by Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services.
A range of short talks explored different topics, including knowing your risk and take action to prevent hearing loss; learn about hearing loss and advancements in hearing technology; and, supporting children with dyslexia, language difficulties and anxiety.
Other highlights of the celebration included
- free hearing screening tests for adults and children;
- photo gallery showcasing the work of hearing health professionals in remote Aboriginal communities; and
- free activities for children, including a jumping castle, face painting and more.
The Australian Hearing HubThe Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.
Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub is a global leader in speech, hearing and language research. The Australian Hearing Hub leverages the university’s extensive international expertise in language sciences and cognitive sciences research, and in clinical research and professional training teams in audiology and speech language pathology.
Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 30, 2015. All application documents must be received by Friday, October 30 at noon.