Events

Libby Harricks Memorial Oration

Deafness Forum of Australia
Audiology Australia

 

The Libby Harricks Memorial Oration series raises awareness of issues of hearing health, deafness and ear and balance disorders.

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The series honours the memory of the first President of Deafness Forum of Australia. For her work on behalf of hearing-impaired people, Libby Harricks was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1990. Read her story

Orations by year

2019: ‘Global Hearing Health: challenges and opportunities’

Professor Andrew Smith’s presentation to the Indigenous Hearing Health Symposium, Australian Hearing Hub, Sydney.

2018: ‘Sisters are doin’ it for themselves’

Dr Graeme Innes AM at the 23rd Audiology Australia National Conference, Sydney.

2017: ‘Hearing and Mind: What should we do about hearing loss to promote cognitive wellbeing in older age?’

Piers Dawes’ presentation to the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference, Melbourne.

2016: The 18th Libby Harricks Memorial Oration

The Honourable John Howard OM AC, 25th Prime Minister of Australia presented the Oration at the 9th National Deafness Summit, Sydney.

2015: ‘Towards a new model for the deaf inclusion of leadership in early hearing detection and intervention services’

Dr Christine Yoshinago-Itano (8th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Sydney)

2014: ‘Making connections’

Professor Susan Brumby (XXXII World Audiology Congress, Brisbane)

2013: ‘The consequences of being born Deaf in the 21st Century’

Dr Laurie S Eisenberg (Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Sydney)

2012: ‘A report card on the social wellbeing of Deaf and hearing-impaired people in Australia’

Dr Anthony Hogan (7th National Deafness Sector Summit, Melbourne)

2011: ‘Molecules, managers or mentors: how can we minimise noise damage in the workplace’

Dr Robert Patuzzi (11th National Rural Health Conference, Perth)

2010: ‘Early identification of hearing impairment in Australia: Well begun is not all done’

Professor Greg Leigh (6th National Deafness Sector Summit, Sydney)

2009: ‘The bionic ear: from an idea to reality’

Professor Graeme Clark AC(General Practice Continuing Education conference, Sydney)

2008: ‘Access, equity and hearing loss in Australia in 2008’

Professor Bob Cowan (5th National Deafness Sector Summit, Canberra)

2007: ‘Hearing and communication: a primary concern in aged care’

Richard Osborn (9th Rural Health Conference, Albury NSW)

2006: ‘Hearing Loss: the silent epidemic. Who, why, impact and what can we do about it’

Professor Harvey Dillon (4th National Deafness Sector Summit, Perth)

2005: ‘Deafness and disability transformed: an empowering personal context’

Alex Jones (Blue Mountains conference, NSW)

2004: ‘A sorry business: lack of progress in Aboriginal hearing health’

Dr Peter Carter (3rd National Deafness Sector Summit, Brisbane)

2003: ‘Disability law and people with hearing loss: we’ve come a long way but not there yet’

Donna Lee Sorkin (Macquarie University, Sydney)

2002: ‘The prevalence, risk factors and impacts of hearing impairment in an older Australian community’

Professor Paul Mitchell (XXVI International Conference of Audiology, Melbourne)

2001: ‘The politics of deafness’

Senator the Honorable Margaret Reid (National Press Club, Canberra)

2000: ‘Recent advances in the understanding of Meniere’s disease and tinnitus’

Professor William P R Gibson AM (International Federation of Hard of Hearing Conference, Sydney)

1999: Inaugural Libby Harricks Memorial Oration

Professor Di Yerbury AM (Sydney)