Australian Hearing Hub Technical Tour
Acoustics 2023 Sydney Conference

Maximum number of delegates:
60 people
Tour Group contact person: Jeff Parnell
Tour group contact person details:
Date: 7 December 2023
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: AUD 60.00 (Approx. USD 40.00) (round-trip bus transportation provided)
Address: 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia
How to book: Click Here

Purpose of the tour:

The Acoustics 2023 Sydney Conference Organising Committee invites delegates to visit the Australian Hearing Hub – home to a world-leading community transforming hearing and communication – and other world-class facilities and organisations including Cochlear at Macquarie University on Thursday 7 December. 

The Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in linguistics, audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences. As a state-of-the-art facility the Australian Hearing Hub has attracted industry leaders to drive innovation and collaboration. Members include: Hearing Australia, National Acoustic Laboratories, The Shepherd Centre, Cochlear Limited, NextSense, Macquarie University Hearing.

The Australian Hearing Hub is home to outstanding facilities including the anechoic chamber and the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research (MEG) Laboratory. The agenda for the tour appears below. For more information visit Hearing Hub.

Time* Activity
1.00pm Coaches depart from the ICC Sydney (Conference Venue)
2.00pm  Arrive
2.05pm – 2.25pm Australian Hearing Hub overview – AHH, Lecture Theatre, Level 1 – Professor David McAlpine
2.30pm – 3.55pm Technical tours

Split into groups (between 12 – 15people) and rotate between

  • MEG – Professor Paul Sowman
  • Anechoic Chamber – Associate Professor, Jorg Buchholz
  • Cochlear
  • Optional additional visit/talk, depending upon total group size/no. of subgroups
4.00pm Departure (Coaches return delegates to the ICC)
5.00pm Arrival at ICC Sydney


*Times and exact tour details are approximate and subject to change depending upon various factors including total group size/no. of subgroups, traffic conditions.

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Online Registration Form

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Conference must register.