New Australian Research To Test Children's Hearing

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20th May 2009, 11:41am - Views: 410

World First: New Australian Research to Test Children's Hearing Problems

Media Alert

Embargoed Friday, 22 May 2009

Australian Hearing is launching a new product for testing auditory processing
disorder, a hearing problem affecting between one and two percent of Australian
children.

Developed by Australian Hearing's research arm, the National Acoustic Laboratories, the Listening in Spatialized Noise Sentences Test (LiSN-S) is a world first and will be used internationally to assess the ability of children to understand speech when noise is arriving from different directions.

The launch is at the annual General Practitioners' Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, prior to a keynote address by Professor Graeme Clark AC, inventor of the cochlear implant.

Media Opportunity

Time: 12.00pm set-up for 12.15pm start to 1.30pm
12.15pm LiSN-S launch

12.30pm Keynote address by Prof Graeme Clark: The Bionic
Ear 2009 and Beyond

Date: Friday, 22 May 2009

Address: General Practitioners' Conference and Exhibition
Seminar A, in the Southee Pavilion
Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
(See www.gpce.com.au for a map)

Media Prof Harvey Dillon, Research Director,
Opportunities National Acoustic Laboratories
Kathryn Greiner AO, Chairman, Australian Hearing


Media Enquiries: Kate Dorrell, Manager, Corporate Communications (Acting),
Australian Hearing 02 9412 6968 or 0404 691 838

Joe Scavo, Senior Media Adviser, Minister for Human Services
02 6277 7200 or 0413 800 757


SOURCE: Australian Hearing






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