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A Celebration of Sound

Published: 8/3/2023 5:41:39 AM

For 75 years, Hearing Australia has been delivering innovative, world-leading research and expert hearing care. 
 Since our story started in the 1940s, helping returned Second World War veterans and young children affected by the rubella epidemic, Hearing Australia has celebrated important milestones, world-firsts and other achievements while positively impacting the lives of over 1.5 million Australians. 

Evolving and transforming to change lives 

Since 1947, we've been committed to working with our partners to improve the lives of people with hearing difficulties by: 

  • Helping Australians discover and rediscover the joy of sound 
  • Keeping Australians connected to the life and people they love 
  • Leading research that changes lives 
  • Making positive differences that impact whole communities 
  • Working to prevent hearing loss in high-risk industries and communities, especially in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

75 years of world leading research 

Through our world-renowned research division, the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), people across the globe are benefitting from our hearing research and innovation.  
 From designing our first hearing aid, the Calaid in 1948, which went on to shape Australia’s acoustic history, to developing the most widely used hearing aid fitting prescription in the world, NAL has and continues to deliver research and solutions that transform hearing healthcare and the lives of people with hearing loss.

Celebrate with us 

Join us in celebrating 75 years of hearing innovation and service to Australians by learning more about our rich and diverse history in our ebook ‘A celebration of sound’. You can also take a look at a few of our key milestones over the decades by viewing our timeline.

We sincerely thank our people, clients and partners for their continued support.

The flags of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples

Hearing Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land that we live and work on, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.