We are proud to welcome Dr Pratheesh Damodaran to Ear Science Institute Australia. Travelling all the way from India to work in our lab, Dr Damoran's research focuses on a special type of stem-cell called "mesenchymal stem cells."
While visiting China to meet with the World Health Organization (WHO), our CEO, Sandra Bellekom, visited an adorable class of cochlear implant users at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre for Hearing and Speech Impairment.
To celebrate Research Week at QEII Medical Centre, our Director and renowned surgeon scientist, Winthrop Professor Marcus Atlas, gave a speech advocating the importance of research and the cutting-edge research that we are conducting at Ear Science.
Our Clinical Researchers are conducting research on those who develop hearing loss after they have acquired speech and language skills (those who develop hearing loss after the age of six). Our researchers have shown that people with post-lingual hearing loss who use hearing device, had faster reaction times, improved memory and better problem solving skills vs those without devices.
On the 9th of November 2017 our Lions Hearing Clinic team provided the Southwest Australian community information on the prevalence of hearing loss, the signs of hearing loss, and the pathways to better hearing.
We are very excited to introduce you to a number of Ear Science's Master of Clinical Audiology students from The University of Western Australia! Every year we take in a range of students to work on exciting new projects in Audiology.
We are proud to announce Ear Science Researcher Rob Eikelboom has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Audiology, one of the world's leading peer-reviewed audiology journals. Congratulations Rob.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that restore hearing to those with severe hearing loss. Unfortunately, those who would benefit most from a cochlear implant, wait 12 years on average before seeking implantable devices as a solution.
Congratulations to Dr Filippo Valente for winning Ear Science's Postdoctoral Research Neuroscience Fellowship. Dr Valente is a specialist from Italy who has flown all the way to Perth, to join the Ear Science Research Team.
Congratulations to Ear Science Researcher Dr Robert Eikelboom for winning the 2017 Dr Harry Blackmore Award. Dr Eikebloom was given the award in recognition of his significant contribution to improving the quality of life for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired community.
On the 16th of August Ear Science ran the Managing Ear Wax and Foreign Body Removal course. In this fully accredited course, attendees learnt; Ear examination with otoscope & specula, Identification of ear wax blockage and Safe removal of ear wax blockage - ear suction/scooping.
Ear Science CEO Sandra Bellekom attended the World Health Organization (WHO) Prevention of Deafness Stakeholders' meeting in Geneva. The meeting brought together leading experts in hearing from all around the world, to plan innovative strategies that will assist people with hearing loss.
Our Ear Science Researcher Ting is investigating if stem cells can be used to heal burst eardrums. Starting as an Honours student at Ear Science Institute Australia, Ting discovered her love for stem cell biology, and was invited to complete her PhD at Ear Science!
ClearDrum is an ALL-NEW ear implant that is creating excitement across the globe! Designed to repair burst ear drums, news and hearing organisations from all over the world have all been raving about our new ear implant!
Over 80% of deaf people live in low and middle income countries, with millions unable to access to hearing services. Originating from Brazil, researcher Karina Tao, is dedicated to finding a solution by undertaking her PhD at Ear Science Institute Australia.
Michaela has Usher Syndrome, a degenerative disease that has causes her hearing and sight to slowly disappear. She has lost almost all the vision in her left eye, and is severely hearing impaired.Our Ear Science Researchers are searching for a cure to Usher Syndrome, to help Michaela and all others who have the disease.
This month our Ear Science researcher Bec Bennett had three articles accepted for publication in academic journals, including one in Ear and Hearing, a world renowned journal in audiology.
OUR NEW GWELUP LIONS HEARING CLINIC IS OPEN! Setting the standard in new design, our new clinic is soundproof and fully equipped with a special interactive area where you can directly interact with all kinds of hearing devices!
Ear Science Institute Australia is a medical science centre in Perth that is unique to any other around the world. Established in 2001 by Professor Marcus Atlas, an ear specialist and surgeon scientist, it has become renowned for its ability to integrate all facets of the not-for-profit organisation.
The Gift of Hearing is a charitable appeal that works to raise funds to assist those in need with hearing devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants and to provide much needed funding for research into ear and hearing disorders.
To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week in 2013, Ear Science launched "Extending the Boundaries" a program aimed to support regional health efforts and bridge the ‘hearing’ health gap between rural and metropolitan.
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 by a $2.4 million Lotterywest facilities grant to the burgeoning Ear Science Institute Australia.