Australian Hearing is the nation’s leading hearing specialist and largest provider of Government funded hearing services.
We were established by the Australian Government in 1947 to provide hearing services to children whose hearing was affected by a series of rubella epidemics and to assist veterans who suffered hearing damage during World War II.
Australian Hearing is a statutory authority constituted under the Australian Hearing Services Act 1991, reporting to the Minister for Human Services, and is within the Human Services portfolio.
We focus on two key areas:
• Providing hearing health services through a national network of hearing centres.
• Undertaking research through the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL).