National citizen science project – how good is your hearing?

Sound Check Australia

All Australians can be citizen scientists by doing the national noise and hearing survey now.

It’s on until September 12, 2012. Go to register and do the test. One lucky participant will win $1000 worth of concert tickets!

If you can support Sound Check Australia this will help encourage all hearing Australians to get involved. We have hi res and web size graphics, and a photo of Sound Check Australia patron Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, available to download from

Let me know if you need a different size image, or if you would like to arrange an interview with hearing researcher, Liz Beach, or the ABC’s Bernie Hobbs (ex New Inventors).

You can be part of it by:

  • Doing an interview or short piece, a “call to action” to join the survey and do the test
  • Including the logo, or photo of Dr Karl, with a short caption or piece
  • Adding the web-banner graphic and link to your website

There is more information here but below are the basic facts:

  • Sound Check Australia is a genuine non-profit research project that started in this year’s National Science Week, and is supported by the Australian Government and National Acoustic Laboratories.
  • The message is that ‘BINGE LISTENING’ can damage your hearing. Even just using your smartphone earphones constantly with loud volume may cause damage. The Sound Check test will give you an idea of how your ears are faring.
  • You may have seen the national TV campaign with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki inviting everyone to the test – it’s been on ABC and other stations through August.
  • We have interesting hearing researchers available for interviews. Also, Bernie Hobbs (ex New Inventors) is available for a chat about the project.
  • We have the logo graphic in high-res, which you can publish, and also a photo of Dr Karl.

Contact:  Frankie Lee on , 0419 448 847 for interviews, high-res and web-graphics, photos and information

Or download graphics directly from

An Australian Government Initiative with project partners: National Acoustic Laboratories, The Hearing CRC, Australian Hearing, National Science Week, ABC Science, Inspiring Australia.


Frankie Lee

Science in Public

(+61) 0419 448847