BHA Brisbane participates in research projects where our experience and knowledge of, as well as our connection with members of the hearing-loss community, can be valued.
Our research partnerships vary depending on projects receiving funding.
Below you’ll find a list of research projects we are, or have been, involved in.
National Health and Medical Research Council’s Targeted Call for Research into Hearing Health 2021: Evidence-based support services.
In October 2022, the Australian Government announced close to $7.5 million in funding to support research that will help prevent hearing loss and improve the health and well-being of those with hearing loss.
We are thrilled that BHA Brisbane will be a part of two separate research projects over the next three years in partnership with lead organisations, the University of Queensland, and Curtin University. We look forward to working closely with our research partners on the following exciting projects.
We’ll be sharing more information on both projects soon, including how you can be involved.
Empowering adults with hearing loss by increasing informed choice, accessibility, and uptake of hearing healthcare
Lead Research Partner: Curtin University
This project will co-create a tailored online decision aid to explain the pros and cons of available hearing health options and increase the uptake of hearing healthcare to improve the lives of many adults with hearing loss.
Improving the psychosocial and emotional well-being of adults with hearing loss through co-designed evidence-based services: ACE2.0
Lead Research Partner: University of Queensland
Hearing loss affects a person’s ability to communicate and socialise. Community members will partner with researchers to develop an innovative and contemporary education and support program to help adults with hearing loss and their families overcome the everyday communication, social and emotional difficulties they experience. The solution will be rolled out and evaluated in hearing services across Australia and subsequently be made available to all Australians with hearing loss.