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National science prize for Melbourne hearing aid revolutionary Elaine Saunders

Four million Australians, young and old, need a hearing blamey_saunders_logoaid. Without one they’re at risk of losing their friends, their partner, their job and their sanity. But price, stigma and the loss of control when we see an audiologist are amongst the factors that stop most people from acting.

Elaine Saunders has changed that for tens of thousands of Australians.  Read the full article →

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Hearing aids are not all the same, despite claims to the contrary, and price is no longer a good indicator of quality.

This is a message from Dr Elaine Saunders, who is today set to receive Australia’s top honour for our leading visionaries, a prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year Category. The award recognises her successful disruption of hearing service provision in Australia. Dr Saunders has made premium hearing aids more accessible by challenging business and pricing models.

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Elaine Saunders wins Clunies Ross Award

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The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) is staging open days at its Melbourne laboratory for industry and academia to showcase innovative technologies being developed to give the Australian Defence Force a capability edge.

The Partnerships Week event (6 to 10 June) is part of DST’s outreach campaign for closer ties with companies, universities and public research organisations to undertake collaborative research projects for Defence capability.

Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, said Partnerships Week was based on the successful event held in Adelaide last year.

“Our industry and university partners have said they value the interaction with our scientists and the opportunity to get involved with the specialist work we do for Australia’s defence and national security,” he said.

The event includes site tours, technology demonstrations, research capability displays, and access to Defence researchers to discuss new and emerging capabilities. Read the full article →

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You’re invited to take a look inside the ‘secret’ Defence Science and Technology Group laboratories in Fishermans Bend tomorrow and Thursday.

Access will be tightly controlled so it will take a bit of planning. This isn’t your regular media call where you can just turn up. This is Defence…. there will be forms, you’ll need ID, serial numbers of your kit and other complications.

But we have stories for your consideration: some for now, some for later. Read the full article →

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Press release from Springer Nature

Group of Eight jostle for high-quality scientific research leadership in Australia

Australia is placed 12th globally for its contribution to high-quality scientific research papers, according to the Nature Index Tables released together today.

Australia is just ahead of India and three places behind South Korea. The US leads the index, followed by China, Germany, the UK and Japan.

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