Finding new treatments for today & cures for tomorrow
We bring together some of the most influential academics and clinicians in the world, all with a shared passion to understand hearing and a shared goal to cure hearing loss. Our science continues to set best practice with a fully integrated model of clinical and research activities. Allowing us to translate our knowledge into tangible outcomes for our community and beyond.
Our exclusive Australian partnership with the World Health Organization, as a Collaborative Centre for ear and hearing research and education, has given us the opportunity to increase our impact on the global pandemic of hearing loss.
Over 1.5 billion people currently experience some degree of hearing loss, which could grow to 2.5 billion by 2050. In addition, 1.1 billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss from listening to music at loud volumes over prolonged periods of time. The World Report on Hearing shows that evidence-based and cost-effective public health measures can prevent many causes of hearing loss.
We embrace multidisciplinary research and opportunities to collaborate allow us to develop strong, intellectually diverse teams that can answer complex research questions. Our researchers, audiologists, clinicians, scientists and surgeons all work together to enhance the lives of those with ear and hearing disorders, discovering and delivering innovative treatments.
We are committed to developing groundbreaking cures for tomorrow’s generation.