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Lions Hearing Aid Bank
According to the World Health Organisation over 466 million people globally are affected by a ‘disabling hearing loss’ – meaning every day sounds, like light traffic and general conversational speech,…
Regenerative stem cell research underway
Hearing loss understandably has a profound impact on the lives of those affected, and there can be many causes including loud noises, ageing, disease and genetic mutations. Usher syndrome is…
Partnership with All Ears Cambodia
Lize Coetzee visited the All Ears Cambodia clinic in Phnom Penh, to meet with the founder Glyn Vaughan and his team. As part of our work as a Collaborating Centre…
Presentation on regenerative research
PhD student Huan Ting Ong presented her work to a recent international tissue engineering conference in Brisbane. This conference was the annual Asia Pacific Chapter meeting of the Tissue Engineering…
WHO World Report on Hearing
Ear Science Institute Australia recently welcomed the launch of WHO World Report on Hearing. This major report highlighted the high global prevalence of hearing loss (over 466 million people), the…
Hearing Loss Support for Veterans
According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, hearing loss and tinnitus are in the top three of the most commonly accepted health conditions experienced by veterans. This is likely due…
Listen Up! Your Memory May Depend On It
Ear Science Institute Australia are leading a world-first, Western Australian study investigating whether treating hearing loss sooner can stave off or slow down dementia, loneliness, anxiety and depression. A 24-month…
Ear Science at AusBiotech 2019
AusBiotech is where biology and technology meet business. This year’s conference brought together the international biotech space for three days of skill-building and networking. Ear Science Researcher, Dr Filippo Valente,…
Special Online Event
After a year of spending so much time at home, it is time for us to invite you into OUR home at Ear Science Institute Australia. Enjoy our special online…
Listen Up! Your Memory May Depend On It
Ear Science Institute Australia are leading a world-first, Western Australian study investigating whether treating hearing loss sooner can stave off or slow down dementia, loneliness, anxiety and depression. A 24-month…
ClearDrum grant
Medtech grant brings West Australian invention using silkworms one step closer to market  Yesterday, MTPConnect and Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP announced $18.8 million in funding for…
New: Hearing and Tinnitus Advice Line
You’ve heard us talking about #FlatteningTheCurveOnLoneliness for people with hearing loss. Today, we’re launching a new phone service to help. While you’ve been social distancing, you may have noticed a…
Supporting you through COVID-19
Though many of us are being asked to stay at home, we want to ensure you aren’t without connection. That’s why we’ve been in the media talking about the importance of communication…
Swimming the channel for charity
Professor Marcus Atlas’ swim team need your help to reach their biggest fundraising goal yet. When the Gift of Hearing Appeal started ten years ago, Ear Science Institute Australia Director,…
From real-world problems to medical solutions
A new wave of ‘engipreneurs’, or engineers who are newly becoming entrepreneurs, are being created right here in Perth. Perth Biodesign brings together young biomedical engineers, researchers, professionals and clinicians…
Research featured in Audiology Now
Two of our research fellows, Dr Elaine Wong and Dr Abbie Francis, published an article in a recent edition of Audiology Now, the magazine of Audiology Australia.  “In this article,…
Ting presents on regenerative research
PhD student Huan Ting Ong presented her work to a recent international tissue engineering conference in Brisbane. This conference was the annual Asia Pacific Chapter meeting of the Tissue Engineering…
Ear Science represented in Europe
Head of Research Management Adjunct Professor Rob Eikelboom gave a number of presentations to colleagues and collaborators in Europe recently.  Kicking off with the 7th International Symposium on Auditory and…
Ockham’s Razor Live in Perth
BBC radio podcast Ockham’s Razor Live took place at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research recently, attended by Ear Science team members Professor Rod Dilley, Dr Abbie Francis and…
Ear Science launches new campaign
Have you seen the new Ear Science Institute Australia TV ad? This exciting new campaign showcases the breadth of research undertaken at Ear Science, and gives a glimpse at a…
Research presented at SWAN 2019
The Symposium of WA Neuroscience 2019 (SWAN 2019) was held at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in mid-September, and a number of Ear Science researchers attended. Several team…
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Lions Hearing Clinic audiologist Samantha Gould was one of only two audiologists selected from Australia to attend the Eriksholm Summer Camp 2019 in Denmark. 59 participants from 25 different countries…
Sharing research in the community
Ear Science Clinical Research lead Dr Dona Jayakody’s team is currently undertaking research into the links between hearing loss and cognition, wellbeing, social isolation, loneliness and dementia. As part of…
A special delivery to Indonesia
Remember Keenan’s story from last month?  Since embarking on the journey to get help for Keenan, his mum Herning has started a community support group for parents of children with…
Dr Elaine Wong presents in China
Senior research fellow Dr Elaine Wong recently presented her work on Usher Syndrome at the 5th Chinese Hearing Research Conference in Beijing.  The conference brought together hundreds of internationally-renowned scholars,…
Hearing aid review paper
A new paper has been published, titled Hearing aid review appointment: clients’ reasons for attendance and non-attendance. Lead author Dr Bec Bennett has published this paper in collaboration with a…
Helping Keenan hear again
Keenan lives with his parents and 2-year-old brother in the bustling Indonesian capital, Jakarta. He is among a growing number of children in the Western Pacific region to receive donated…
Innovation tackled by the leaders of tomorrow
Ear Science researcher and PhD candidate Azadeh Ebrahimi-Madiseh was awarded a place in the ‘Common Purpose, Global Leadership Experience’ conducted through The University of Western Australia. More than 350 applications…
Science Lands in Parliament
Lead researcher at Ear Science Dr Dona Jayakody was one of 19 scientists invited to present their research to parliamentarians at the ‘Science Lands in Parliament 2019’. Organised by the…
A worthy recipient
Ear Science-based PhD student Huan Ting Ong recently won the UWA ‘Barry Marshall and Robin Warren Postgraduate Research Travel Award’ for 2019. Ting’s project involves regulating and deciphering cell-to-cell communication…
Winter School Program comes to an end
Ear Science researchers from the Basic Research team hosted two students for The University of Western Australia’s annual Winter School Program. Established in 2010, the Winter School Program aims to…
The Sound Exchange in Alice Springs
A number of clinicians from Lions Hearing Clinics attended The Sound Exchange conference in Alice Springs this year. Spread over three days, The Sound Exchange featured a range of hands-on…
Furthering our international networks in 3D printing
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Filippo Valente and our collaborator from Deakin University, Dr Ben Allardyce, attended the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Symposium (TERMIS) in Rhodes, Greece. Filippo presented his…
The ‘who’s who’ at WHO
Adjunct Professor Rob Eikelboom attended the World Health Organization Meeting on Planning and Monitoring the Implementation of the Regional Framework on Rehabilitation, held in Manila recently. Delegates attended from over…
Music lover Jim reclaims sound
“Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening, people writing songs that voices never share.” – The Sound of Silence Most people love music, but…
Out to dinner with the ASMR
This year’s Science on the Swan conference also coincided with the ASMR Medical Research Week®, which gave several of our researchers an opportunity to attend the annual gala dinner on…
Ear Science’s global outlook
The Clinical Research team has a visiting Doctoral student in the team for nine months; meet Hatice Akçakaya (pictured left). Hatice is from the Ankara University Institute of Educational Sciences…
Helping us, helping you
The Ear Science Clinical Research team have had a couple of helpful volunteers assisting with key projects in the last few months. Jennifer Marks has been working with Dr Dona…
Showcasing our research
In June, the Ear Science Research teams welcomed two families to the Ralph and Patricia Sarich building—the Wheatley family and the King family—to get an insider look at our research…
Meet research student Xin Ee Khoh
Ear Science works with talented emerging researchers across various intensive projects. You’ve recently met Minami Uemoto, a student researcher assisting Dr Elaine Wong by examining genetic mutations and inner ear…
Meet Ear Science Research Student Minami
We recently introduced you to Dr Abbie Francis, a researcher who heard Associate Professor Rodney Dilley speak at several University events, then worked incredibly hard to join our team. Now,…
Daniel runs new tests on ClearDrum®
UWA Biomedical Engineering student Daniel Faulkner has just finished an exciting Summer Vacation Scholarship with our Basic Research team. The scholarship supported this up-and-coming undergraduate student to spend 6 weeks…
Ten community events
It’s vital to check our hearing regularly – especially as we get older. Lions Hearing Clinics’ Jordan Bishop spoke at ten community events, from Bunbury to Gingin, to spread the…
Making ear care fun
When the Healthy Ears team fly to the Pilbara, they know they’ll be hard at work helping kids with ear conditions – but they’re also tasked with an interesting challenge:…
Finding a Cure for Usher Syndrome
With the sad passing of Stan Perron AM, the well-known WA philanthropist with a passion for research, Ear Science recognises the support his foundation has generously provided. Most recently, towards…
Training WA’s Medical Students
In 2018 alone, Ear Science trained almost 500 future doctors from UWA and Notre Dame. Working with every WA medical student will ensure the next generation of doctors are benefiting…
Furthering Global Expert Care
As part of our ethos to improve the lives of people with ear and hearing disorders around the world, we consider education to be the critical action required to make…
How Loud is Too Loud?
Dangerous Decibels is a two-day workshop run by international hearing experts from New Zealand, the US and Malaysia. Thanks to a grant from Lotterywest, Ear Science hosted experts at our…
Supporting the World Health Organization
Ear Science Institute Australia is an active supporter and contributor to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) plight to improve global hearing health and awareness. We are active in meetings, including…
Lions Hearing Aid Bank
In collaboration with the Lions Hearing Foundation, our Lions Hearing Clinics donate thousands of pre-owned hearing aids to areas in need through a joint initiative called the Lions Hearing Aid…
Promoting Community Awareness
The Lions Hearing Clinic team is highly engaged with the community, sharing its expertise, not only in the clinic rooms but mixing with patients in their world. This bond between…
Conquering the Waves
Led by Ear Science Director, surgeon scientist Professor Marcus Atlas, the Gift of Hearing Appeal swim team took part in the annual Rottnest Channel Swim to raise much-needed funds. Kicking…
Turning Research into Clinical Practice
In 2018, our Clinical Research team published 41 papers in international; peer-review journals. The research covered a wide range of topics with a focus on translating findings into clinical practice…
Elmo is just what Peta needed
Elmo is a tiny Terrier Cross who started his life in some turmoil; as a puppy, he was surrendered to a shelter. Sadly, in Australia, more than half of dogs…
Looking ahead to clear waters
Our Gift of Hearing Appeal swim team is continuing to train hard for the upcoming swim from Cottesloe to Rottnest.  We caught up with the team on the weekend to…
Hearing Awareness Week 2017
Hearing Awareness Week 2017 Schedule: To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week 2017, Ear Science Institute Australia is releasing a series of educational videos promoting hearing research and new hearing devices. Please see…
A gift unlike any other
When speaking to the Chairman of Ear Science Institute Australia, it is easy to get swept up in the enthusiasm and passion he has for the organisation. But how deep…
Making waves with music
“Don’t tell me we can’t change the world, if we all take one step that’s a giant leap for one little girl, but I can’t do this on my own…
Training at the cutting edge
In a world where advancements happen on a regular basis, trying to keep on top of what is new, current and best practice can often be a challenge. It is…
Searching for a cure
When you meet someone with Usher Syndrome the thing that strikes you most is their outlook on life and positive attitude. A genetic condition, it affects a person’s balance, vision…
Life with new rhythm
A keen lover of music, businessman and drummer Matthew Durdin is catching up on the tunes he’s missed since his hearing significantly deteriorated several years ago. A new cochlear implant…
Research the core of ear health
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent disabilities in the world. According to the World Health Organization, there are 360 million people globally with disabling hearing loss. Some 32…
Ear Science Welcomes ACCC Report
NOT-FOR-PROFIT EAR SCIENCE INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA AND LIONS HEARING CLINICS WELCOME ACCC HEARING INDUSTRY PROBE TO SUPPORT PATIENT INTERESTS Following the release of an ACCC report into the hearing industry referencing…
Ear Science Director Swims for Hearing
Through the annual Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim, Ear Science Institute Australia Director Winthrop Professor Marcus Atlas and his friends work to illustrate their enduring commitment and passion for the Gift of Hearing Appeal,…
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Association for Research in Otolaryngology The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) aims to encourage and promote research in the broad field of Otolaryngology and related areas; to foster friendly…
Hearing Awareness Week
Ear Science Institute Australia is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in the community who have ear, hearing and balance disorders. This is achieved through our clinical…
Lize’s Story
At the Ear Science Institute Australia, our audiologists know first-hand the life changing effects of hearing loss as shown in the inspiring story of Lize Coetzee. Lize was just 3 years old…
Smoking & hearing loss – is there a relationship?
Did you know: New research has shown that giving up or reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce your risk of hearing loss. According to a recent study of more than 150,000 adults, smokers have…
Water wise with your implant
When protected by Cochlear’s Aqua covers or Med-El’s Waterware covers, the latest cochlear device models allow you to enjoy water recreations with peace of mind that your implant will remain safe. There are different…
Swimming for hearing
Our Gift of Hearing Appeal is close to the hearts of all who work at Ear Science Institute Australia, and none more so than our very own Director, Professor Marcus…
Our 500th Cochlear Implant Milestone
In late 2015, Ear Science Institute Australia restored hearing to its 500th cochlear implant recipient. Sixty six-year-old grandfather Alex McKay received the implant though the Ear Science Clinic (formerly the Hearing Implant Centre),…
Study: Dementia-hearing loss link
Dementia-hearing loss link gathers momentum 29/8/2013 The multi-pronged research drive to define the role of restoring hearing loss to prevent or delay the onset of dementia has been further bolstered…
Ear Science achieves world first – 2013
WA adolescent receives world-first magnetic cochlear implant device 31/10/2013 A 17 year old Perth school-boy has become the world’s first adolescent recipient of a new magnetically attached hearing implant at…
Our 500th Cochlear Implant Milestone – 2015
Our 500th Cochlear Implant Milestone In late 2015, Ear Science Institute Australia restored hearing to its 500th cochlear implant recipient. Sixty six-year-old grandfather Alex McKay received the implant though the Ear Science Clinic…
Extending the boundaries – 2013
Extending the boundaries – 2013 30 October 2013 Rural residents across Western Australia have participated in a series of expert educational seminars provided by the Ear Science Institute Australia, as part…
ClearDrum Grant
Medtech grant brings West Australian invention using silkworms one step closer to market Yesterday, MTPConnect and Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP announced $18.8 million in funding for…
The million dollar questions our health system needs answered
The million dollar questions our health system needs answered https://www.earscience.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/01b-Dr-Dona-Jayakody-Listen-Up-Your-Memory-Might-Depend-On-It-Final-CAPS.mp4 Can you mend a broken heart? Will wearing hearing aids prevent dementia? What’s the best way to treat diabetes? How…
Reduce the impact of Dementia
With one in six Australians suffering from hearing loss, the world-renowned medical research organisation – we are urging adults aged over 65 to check their hearing to potentially reduce the…
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