National Acoustic Laboratories
Strong evidence-based research and innovation powers NAL’s mission to transform the lives of those with hearing difficulty
Commenced in the past 3 years to address unmet needs in the community
We have partnered with the government to provide hearing research recommendations
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Where NAL's hearing tools are used to improve the lives of those with hearing difficulties
Our unique approach
Taken to market in the last 5 years
Published in peer reviewed journals over the past 3 years
Current research priorities
Improving connected health technologies across the hearing health journey
Using big data to develop AI tools that improve hearing diagnosis and management
Preventing avoidable hearing loss within Indigenous communities
Speech in noise
Developing solutions for those with hearing difficulties in noise
NAL brings together leading researchers and scientists from around the world. With expertise across traditional and cutting-edge research methods, tools, software and hardware, our team works together to deliver best practice, evidence-based research.
AI applications in hearing health
Applying machine learning to enhance hearing health technology
Connected hearing health
Developing insights into telehealth use and creating solutions for clinicians and patients
Research and development of diagnostic tools to understand the underlying hearing mechanisms in normal and abnormal auditory systems
Acoustics and psychoacoustics
Investigating auditory function and mechanisms for the remediation of hearing deficits
Breadth of study designs
Expertise in conducting a variety of research approaches, including longitudinal studies and formal clinical trials
Applying contemporary innovation methodologies with a focus on unmet needs and impact delivery
Evaluating existing and emerging hearing technologies to understand the real-world impact in everyday listening conditions.
NAL attracts world-class talent to work together to conduct research that informs clinical practice, produces innovation in hearing healthcare, and provides data-led insights into hearing loss and hearing loss treatment.
Passionate about people-focused research and evidence-based outcomes to improve quality of life for people with hearing difficulties
Focused on childhood hearing outcomes and creating opportunity for children to reach their potential
Experienced researcher in hearing neuroscience who is currently leading the ‘Electrophysiology Measures’ section at NAL
Speech-in-noise difficulties beyond the audiogram (SiNDBA)
Explore potential intervention for people with speech in noise difficulties with normal or near normal hearing
Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI)
Population-based longitudinal study that prospectively evaluates the development children with hearing loss
With the release of the FDA draft regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids, how will this affect people with hearing loss and hearing healthcare professionals?
NAL is working with Nuheara on a Clinical Trial to help obtain regulatory clearance for an innovative medical device
A solution to help when mask wearing and plexiglass screens make communication more difficult
Sam joins NAL to further our focus on equitable health and hearing care for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Continued funding and support from the Australian Government for LOCHI and start of a First Nations LOCHI study
he start of a series of research and innovation initiatives to improve the uptake and benefit to listeners of hearing-aid technologies
Using ecologically momentary assessment methodologies to evaluate the real-life benefit of tech solutions. Design thinking for hearing innovation
Behavioral Insights can be used to understand and support hearing health decision-making, particularly in the appointment setting. An overview of empowering the individual’s first awareness
This course will provide new diagnostic approaches and remediation strategies for hearing difficulties that are currently undetected. Participants will also receive a review of current
This course reviews current innovation happening in technology, services and delivery of hearing health care Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to
Co-developed new PLUM and HATS videos are live!
Juliette Tobias-Webb joins NAL as the head of NAL’s Behavioural Science Department
NAL is proud of our history of collaborating with globally recognised research institutes and industry partners to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties.