The Ling Consortium

Hear and Say is the creator of the The Ling Consortium.

The Ling Consortium is an international consortium of professionals developing and delivering globally recognised university-based courses on listening and spoken language for children with hearing loss.

Hear and Say WorldWide values its membership of the Ling Consortium.

View videos of Auditory-Verbal Language Institute delivered by Dr. Daniel Ling here


The Ling Consortium is named in honour of the foundational work and extraordinary contributions of the late Dr. Daniel Ling, O.C. a pioneer of Auditory-Verbal practice for children with hearing loss.

Global Vision - Children and adults with hearing loss will reach their full potential through listening and speaking.


Using a coordinated worldwide effort, our mission is to help children to speak and hear. Giving them the best possible access to spoken language so that they can achieve their full potential.

Direct contact from caregivers trained by internationally recognised professionals will build the foundations for listening and speaking skills, which will be further encouraged by improving the way the family connects.

The global leadership spearheaded by the Ling Consortium will ensure that these professionals have access to internationally recognised university-accredited courses and excellence in teaching methods. Better teachers can reach out to more children and have a greater impact on their lives.

We will continue to leverage advances in technology and strive to improve Auditory-Verbal teaching techniques founded on the pioneering contribution of Dr. Daniel Ling OC.