Giving Month - Donate Now

We are currently experiencing internet and phone issues in some of our centres. For all enquiries, please contact

Year Six student Benjamin is fascinated by all things mechanical and electronic – meaning his high-tech hearing device is a great fit in more ways than one.

Diagnosed with profound hearing loss in his right ear, Benjamin now uses a cochlear implant to hear clearly all the time, both at home and in the classroom.

“Benjamin’s hearing loss was gradual from four years old. Coupled with his prior diagnosis of autism, it had created significant obstacles to his learning and engagement at school,” said Benjamin’s mum, Julia.

After being referred to Hear and Say, Benjamin went through a comprehensive assessment process for a cochlear implant – ultimately resulting in him undergoing the surgery in 2018.


Since then, Benjamin’s family has continued to attend the Gold Coast Centre, for audiology support and specialised speech therapy known as listening and spoken language therapy.

For Benjamin, it means getting on with a fun-filled childhood encompassing his loves of bike-riding, climbing, reading and lots of “tinkering”.

“Hear and Say provides immeasurable support to families like ours, and their compassion, understanding and expertise brings stability during what are often difficult and life-changing circumstances,” said Julia.

“Benjamin’s allied health specialists at Hear and Say are extraordinary and have a wonderful rapport with him, and have given us invaluable support and encouragement.

“They not only provide us with professional assistance but a level of understanding, kindness and humanity that is humbling.”

Hi Ue Illustration Bg


Get the latest updates...

Keep up-to-date with our latest news, information, events and more.

"*" indicates required fields

Privacy Policy*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Online learning

From tinnitus, to cytomegalovirus, to teaching kids with hearing loss – further your knowledge with our on demand webinars.

2022-23 Annual Report

Read about the 300 babies born with hearing loss in Australia each year, and how Hear and Say continued to change lives this year.

Celebrating powerful communicators

Four courageous children and clients of Hear and Say shared their stories at the inaugural Power of Speech event.

Workplace giving

“The program gives our staff a sense of pride in the company and for the work they do at Sci-Fleet." – Allison Scifleet, Guest Experience Manager, Sci-Fleet Motors.

Share This

Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page.
Your friends or family will thank you later.