The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in its fortnightly newsletter just announced a spend of $7.5 million on researching and improving hearing health in Australia across 9 research projects. The NHMRC is doing this to support research on improving hearing health outcomes and to ensure the well-being of individuals who have been diagnosed with hearing impairments. A proportion of the funds will be allocated to improving and providing healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children across Australia.
We are pleased to announce that one of the recipients of this funding is our very own Awardee, Dr Valerie Sung. Valerie is a pediatrician and postdoctoral research fellow, Director of the Caring for Hearing Impaired Children Clinic and works in the Unsettled Babies Clinic at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Valerie is known to have conducted the world’s largest randomized clinical trial of a probiotic in treating infant colic. In 2018, she was awarded a Conjoint Grant for her research on ” Mild Matters: Randomised controlled trial of early amplification for bilateral mild hearing loss “.