Major Milestones

  • In February hearing technology was donated to 90 young children across 4 countries with 40 hearing aids donated to Vietnam, 20 to Sri Lanka, 20 to the Philippines and 10 to Timor Leste.          
  • Established a new partnership with the University of Newcastle through Renwick and RIDBC.


  • The inaugural  Listening for Learning for Life Conference was held in Brisbane with the Professor Graeme Clark as key note speaker
  • Interest in Hear and Say WorldWide courses grew by 20%.
  • Collaboration with RIDBC resulted in the joint running of a two-day workshop in Brisbane in Dec 2013.
  • Hear and Say Worldwide training courses were reviewed including the addition of a new 'Extension' course and new eLearning formats.
  • Dimity Dornan appointed Co-Chair of the Training and Education Committee for the Coalition for Global Hearing Health.


  • Appointment of dedicated Education and Development Manager to extend and grow the reach of Hear and Say WorldWide.
  • Formal international launch of Ling Consortium, a global consortium, instigated by Hear and Say, of universities educating professional to teach listening and spoken language to children.
  • Invited presentation to Coalition for Global Hearing Health, South Africa.
  • Invited presentation to World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR 2012) on “The Power of Technology”, Hear and Say’s model for the use of technology to treat children with a disability.
  • Presentation at Newborn Hearing Screening Conference (NHS 2012), Como, Italy of Hear and Say research and treatment model for babies diagnosed with hearing loss at birth.
  • Series of lectures to over 80 Russian speaking professionals located in 9 different countries via the internet in partnership with PORA (Ernst Lehnhardt Foundation)


  • Presentations at World Youth Peace Summit, USA, on Hear and Say WorldWide.
  • Hear and Say WorldWide e-Learning Courses Intermediate and Advanced: eighteen participants from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and Serbia via 3C platform. 


  • First e-Learning courses begins
  • Hear and Say WorldWide e-Learning Courses Intermediate and Advanced: five participants from Australia and Mexico via 3C platform.
  • Conversion ofthe Hear and Say highly acclaimed On-Campus Intermediate and Advanced Courses into e-Learning format.
  • Collaborative agreement formed with University of Southern Queensland and Australian National University Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
  • University of Southern Queensland approached Hear and Say regarding inclusion of a full range of Hear and Say WorldWide courses to graduate certificate level in the Science Faculty and Education Faculty at USQ.
  • Ling Consortium formed (international consortium of 10 universities involved in postgraduate listening and spoken language courses for children with hearing loss). Cyber meeting held on 3C platform, followed by face to face meeting in Orlando, Florida on 27 June. 


  • Hear and Say WorldWide a finalist in Premier’s Export Awards, Queensland.
  • University Accreditation for Courses by University of Southern Queensland.
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed with TELDAP (Taiwan E-Learning and Digital Archives Program) and Taiwan Government for partnership in use of 3C platform.
  • Ian Potter Foundation funding approved for development of on-line version of Hear and Say WorldWide courses for the Preliminary and Intermediate courses. Appropriate staff appointed, and formal working relationship formed with Education Queensland and the Brisbane School of Distance Education, Education Queensland. 


  • Hear and Say WorldWide initiates ‘Children of Tomorrow’ group of projects to increase impact potential by joining with other projects, at suggestion of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • International Supporters group formed at United States Scholar-Athlete Games, International Institute of Sport, Rhode Island University, U.S.A.
  • Formal relationship formed with Edmund Rice International (Christian Brothers).


  • Official Hear and Say WorldWide program launch by Patron, His Excellency the Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC, Sydney, Australia.


  • Brisbane, Australia: Approval of Hear and Say Board to extend mandate to support children with hearing loss globally by training professionals in hearing health.