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Australia, and specifically Sydney’s North heralds world-leading technology for the hearing-impaired. Cochlear (https://www.cochlear.com/intl/home) and The Australian Hearing Hub (http://hearinghub.edu.au) literally dominate the skyline at Macquarie Uni.

Our own north shore politicians lead health committees looking at hearing and with the north shore being strong on general MedTech, we even have a HearingTech startup or two.

And how have hearing difficulties been dealt with through COVID. What have the hearing-impaired limitations of WFH been, if any? Let’s discuss all things hearing…

OUR SPEAKERS

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DAVID BRADY was born with a profound hearing loss and wears two hearing aids. He is the CEO of Hear For You, a national NFP in the deafness sector that provides mentoring programs for deaf teenagers. David, a passionate sportsman, represented Australia at the 2005 Deaflympic Games in Water Polo and coached in mainstream sports at the representative level. He is the 7th Chairperson of Deafness Forum of Australia and is the national public voice for the deafness sector.

CAROLYN MEE secured funding from the NSW government in 2011 and in collaboration with the National Acoustic Laboratories, the research arm of Australian Hearing, Carolyn established Sound Scouts – a digital, game based solution to detect hearing loss in children. In March 2017 Carolyn represented Australia at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in Austin, Texas winning the Health and Wearables category. Carolyn was also nominated as a Finalist in the Innovation category for the 2017 XBOX Women in Games Awards and in November Sound Scouts won Best Start-Up in the Data Innovation Awards.

FELICITY WILSON was elected as the State Member for North Shore in April 2017. As part of Gladys Berejiklian’s Government, Felicity is using her experience and passion for our community to be a strong local voice for North Shore, and contributes as a member of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services. Felicity is also the Founder and Chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Hearing Health and Deafness, a group she created within her first year as the Member for North Shore.

Felicity’s professional background spans experience in transport, infrastructure, energy, housing, and services. She holds a Master of Public Policy (USyd) & a Bachelor of Media (Macq Uni).

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