A new partnership between Ear Science Institute Australia and National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) will bring hearing researchers from across Australia together with the shared goal of improving treatments for millions dealing with hearing issues.

The partnership between Ear Science and NAL represents a collaboration of expertise in research, innovation, and hearing healthcare that will translate into significant life improvements for many, both locally and globally.

National Acoustic Laboratories

The hearing research organization National Acoustic Laboratories has been involved in evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties for over 75 years. The organization remains at the forefront of advancing novel solutions to hearing health services and technology, conduct sophisticated validation trials on treatment benefit, and provide insight into the needs of people with hearing loss and clinicians, according to the organization.

“This powerful partnership with the Ear Science Institute Australia brings together many of the brightest and most ambitious hearing researchers in Australia. All with the shared vision of having a significant impact on hearing healthcare to improve the lives of people with hearing difficulty everywhere,” says Brent Edwards, MS, PhD, director, NAL.

Ear Science Institute Australia

Meanwhile, the Ear Science Institute Australia is a globally recognized for-purpose organization that aligns hearing science, medicine, and clinical teams to develop innovative treatments for ear and hearing disorders, with the goal of eventually finding a cure for hearing loss, the organization says. Ear Science focuses on improving the quality of hearing health by prioritizing the translation of its work from scientific research to the patient.

“As we look towards the next era in hearing treatment, this meaningful partnership with National Acoustics Laboratories will bring new opportunities for knowledge sharing, leading to improved access, advanced solutions and better individual hearing care for people everywhere,” says Sandra Bellekom, CEO, ESIA

Both NAL and Ear Science are able to provide evidence-based insights and solutions for adoption by hearing healthcare professionals, policymakers, manufacturers, and people with hearing difficulties, the organizations say. By integrating their extensive resources and data sets, the two organizations will work together to change the lives of people with hearing loss like never before.

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