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Ear Science Institute Australia

Ear Science Institute Australia was established in 2001 as an independent not-for-profit Research Institute, dedicated to improving the lives of people with ear and hearing disorders, through patient driven research, education and treatment.

With 1 in 6 Australians having some form of hearing loss they strive to raise awareness of what is often an invisible disability and help Australians understand the significant impact of hearing loss, empowering people in our community with hearing issues.

Vision and mission

Ear Science Institute works to allieviate the impact of hearing loss. Their audiologists, clinicians, researchers, scientists and surgeons all work in synergy to enhance the lives of those with ear and hearing disorders, discovering and delivering innovative treatments to patients today and developing ground-breaking cures for tomorrow’s generation.

They are dedicated to helping people with ear and hearing disorders through research, education, prevention and treatment.

How Ear Science Institute Australia can help

They provide information and the latest research in ear and hearing health.

In Western Australia they:

  • Provide hearing treatments through Lions Hearing Clinic and Ear Science Implant Clinic (registered agents for the NDIS to support individuals with hearing services)
  • In conjunction with the Lions Hearing Foundation they coordinate the Lions Hearing Aid Bank, donating hearing aids to local, national and international organisations
  • Develop resources & training for Audiology students, GPs and Surgeons
  • Arrange Lions Healthy Hearing Pop Ups for local community groups & events - providing free hearing checks and hearing health information, and
  • The Lions Healthy Hearing Outback team take hearing services to the Pilbara in conjunction with Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS).

Information lines /help lines

Call 1800 054 667 Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm WST - for free Hearing & Tinnitus Advice (Closed public holidays)

Programs apps and tools

  • Free Hearing Check – Check your hearing online in just a few minutes.
  • Free Hearing Aid Check – Check your hearing aids in a few minutes. (Hearing aids help many people, but as your hearing loss progresses, a cochlear implant may give you the clarity and volume you need to understand speech again.)

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Ear Science Institute Australia.

Last reviewed: March 2022

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Hearing assessments for children - Ear Science Institute Australia

To test your child’s hearing, they will receive assessments based on their age and ability. They will vary and your child may require several appointments.

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Swimmer’s Ear - Ear Science Institute Australia

People who regularly get water in their ears are more likely to experience otitis externa, which is why it is often referred to as swimmer’s ear.

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Hearing Loss in Children - Ear Science Institute Australia

Hearing and communication can have a significant effect on a child’s development. For hearing loss in babies and hearing loss in call us today!

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Healthy Hearing Outback - Ear Science Institute Australia

Since 2014, our team has worked arm in arm with the PAMS to provide children and adults in remote Pilbara communities with tertiary ear and hearing care.

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Cochlear Implant | FAQs - Ear Science Institute Australia

Thousands of Australians could benefit hugely from a hearing implant. Only a little more than 8% of those that need a cochlear implant will get one?

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Cochlear Implants | Hearing at any age

Many adults, even those over 90 years of age, have restored their hearing with a cochlear implant. There is no evidence that disapproves this.

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