Australian Hearing Hub opens its doors

10 August 2015

To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH) will host an open house event on Saturday 22 August.

One in four Australians could experience hearing loss by 2050, so it has never been more important to focus on hearing health.

The open house will focus 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 has been 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 will be made at midday by Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services, and the talented Alex Bond will also be singing opera on the day.

A range of short talks will also explore 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 include:

  • Free hearing screening tests for adults and children (limited spaces and booking on the day is required)
  • Photo gallery showcasing the work of hearing health professionals in remote Aboriginal communities
  • Free activities for children, including a jumping castle, face painting and more.

Event details:

Free registration

Saturday 22 August 2015

12pm – 4pm (doors open at 11.45)

16 University Avenue

Macquarie University

Free parking under the building (overflow parking available in W4)

AHH partners include: Macquarie University, Australian Hearing, The National Acoustic Laboratories, Cochlear Limited, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, The Shepherd Centre, Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, The HEARing CRC. The Australian Hearing Hub is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.

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