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A free Deafness Forum event – Listening to the Future

A Deafness Forum Australia premium event

Dr David McAlpine will present the 23rd Libby Harricks Memorial Oration.

Since 1999, the Libby Harricks Memorial Oration series has featured the world’s leading academics, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and commentators. It raises awareness of issues of hearing health, deafness, and ear and balance disorders.

Hearing Australia is proud to support the Libby Harricks Oration and collaborate with the Deafness Forum of Australia to help improve hearing health and make access to expert care easier so everyone can experience the joy of sound.

David McAlpine is Distinguished Professor of Hearing, Language & The Brain, Dept of Linguistics, and Academic Director of Macquarie University Hearing, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences at The Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University in Sydney Australia.

Trained as a neuroscientist, his leadership roles supporting the development of research into hearing and deafness and the translation of research into benefits for those with hearing problems informs his view that engaging with individuals and communities through all sorts of avenues – conversations, media, and the arts, is key to securing hearing health and positive listening futures for all.

You are invited to a cocktail function provided by Hearing Australia for David’s oration.

  • The Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney
  • Tuesday 11 October 2022
  • Canapé and drinks from 6pm, presentations begin at 6.30pm and finish at 8pm
  • Meet and hear from the chairs of Hearing Australia and Deafness Forum Australia
  • Free entry: numbers are strictly limited to 150 by the venue’s safe-distancing policy

Take the link for your free admission ticket

There is parking available at the rear of The Grace Hotel in Plaza Parking on Clarence Street.


David’s oration is presented by the Deafness Forum Australia, Audiology Australia and Hearing Australia, celebrating 75 years of service, expert hearing care and innovation to the nation.

For 75 years, Hearing Australia has provided world-leading research and hearing services for the wellbeing of all Australians. The organisation cares for thousands of children, adults, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, pensioners and veterans every week in our cities, regional centres and some of the most remote parts of our nation.