Minister Coulton visits Hearing Australia

On Friday 4 December, we had the privilege of hosting a visit by the Hon Mark Coulton MP, Federal Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, to the Australian Hearing Hub.

As the Minister in charge of hearing services, Minister Coulton was especially interested to learn more about our innovation, research and the services we offer all Australians. The Minister, joined by John Alexander, Member for Bennelong, visited our Macquarie Hearing Centre to meet our team and our clients.

Next stop was a visit to our research division, the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), hosted by NAL Director, Dr Brent Edwards and the NAL leadership team, who showcased their latest research projects and shared the world leading work they’re doing to transform the lives of people with hearing loss.

There was then the opportunity for the Minister and senior government advisers to meet with our Hearing Australia Chair, Dr Peta Seaton and Kim Terrell, Managing Director of Hearing Australia, to discuss priorities.
This was followed by a morning tea hosted by Hearing Australia where the Minister addressed close to thirty leaders from our partner organisations at the Hearing Hub.

“The Australian Hearing Hub is an awe-inspiring facility and work conducted here is actively improving the lives of people in each corner of Australia and right across the globe, and the Australian Government is proud to play a key role,” Minister Coulton said.