With a focus on the pressing and emerging challenges in the global hearing community, NAL continues to contribute ground-breaking insights, clinical data and practical products through our commitment to world-class hearing research and innovation.
In 2019, NAL went through a rigorous review process engaging with national and international hearing experts to set the current research focus and announced the top five Strategic Research Challenges in December 2020.
NAL’s strategic focus on key challenges within the sector informs our research and collaborations.
Our experienced teams of researchers, audiologists and behavioural specialists regularly ideate using the research challenges to identify unmet needs within the sector.
We then establish cross-functional, multi-disciplinary project teams with a matrix structure that leverages the different expertise that exists within the organisation. We develop outcomes by implementing a combination of research and innovation methodologies.
Collaboration is a core function of our work, and we often work with our global network of research collaborators, volunteers and industry partners around the world to deliver on different initiatives.
NAL’s work is regularly featured in major prestigious peer-reviewed journals and is often cited by leading scientists and academics.
Our focus on evidence-based outcomes for real-world problems ensures that the articles we publish are valuable and add to the sector’s understanding of hearing health.