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Ear Science Institute Australia

A not-for-profit organisation providing the West Australian community with a multidisciplinary approach to ear and hearing health. The Institute is composed of four pillars, which systematically address our key areas of audiology practice and science.

Our vision: A centre of excellence, enhancing the lives of people with ear and hearing disorders.

Our mission: We are dedicated to helping people with ear and hearing disorders through research, education, prevention and treatment.

Our values: Our work and the way we serve our clients is guided by our values, including:​

  • Excellence – we are motivated to exceed expectations and discover more. We celebrate our achievements that bring professional respect and global recognition.
  • Success – our independence and experience allows us to devise and tailor solutions to provide people with the most appropriate care. Our leadership position inspires collaborative work with other renowed research facilities, to maximise and deliver the best results.
  • Innovation – we challenge boundaries and technologies to lead the field, and think outside the square. Our experience and drive ensures we remain at the forefront of our profession, to discover new and better outcomes.
  • Authenticity – we remain honest, open and approachable always, with our colleagues and our patients. Our integrity ensures we promote and provide patient-centred clinical care. We foster and encourage a supportive environment for all.

Established in 2001, Ear Science was originally named the Lions Ear and Hearing Institute in recognition of Perth’s Lions Club members – in particular, the decades’ long work of the Lions Hearing Foundation in hearing screening.

The Institute’s director, Winthrop Professor Marcus Atlas was appointed the Foundation Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Western Australia in 2001, with his chair funded by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation. The Ear Science Centre in the School of Surgery is also headed by Winthrop Professor Atlas.