Hearables as part of a hearing loss journey

Researchers at Curtin University and Ear Science Institute Australia are looking to better understand the preferences of people with hearing difficulties.
We would like your views on the latest hearing technologies, which we call Hearables.


New treatments for today | Exploring hearables

People often say they frequently misunderstand what people say, or they feel they can’t hear well in background noise.  But a hearing test shows normal hearing.  So what now?  This can be referred to as “hidden hearing loss” could hearables help treat hidden hearing loss as part of a complete hearing loss journey?

Only 1 in 3 people that need hearing aids have them, with people often waiting up to 9 years from noticing hearing difficulties to seeking help from an audiologist. Ear Science Institute Australia seeks to understand the journey people go on for their hearing loss and see what place hearables might play.

Join us in finding new treatments for today.

Places are limited for this study.  If you are over 26 years of age, have hearing difficulties, and do not use a hearing aid, we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking volunteers for two parts of our study.  You can choose to attend one or both parts depending on availability.

  1. Part one is a 90-minute group discussion to hear your thoughts about the latest hearing technologies.
  2. Part two involves a two-week trial of hearables, with discussion sessions of up to 2.5 hours before and after the trial.

No prior knowledge or experience is required.  Participants will receive a Coles/Myer gift card as a token of appreciation.

If you would like to be involved or for more information, please complete the form below.

This research has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC number HRE2022-0253).

Register your interest in this and future projects

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.