Ambassador of Thailand along with the Consul-General in Sydney visited Cochlear

On June 17, 2024, H.E. Ms. Arjaree Sriratanaban, Ambassador of Thailand, along with Ms. Hataya Khusakul, the Consul-General in Sydney, visited Cochlear and received a briefing from the management team and audiology expert from Macquarie University regarding the technology of Cochlear Implants. These implants are a surgical solution to hearing impairments, replacing defective inner ear systems, and are a highly effective innovation recognized worldwide.
Cochlear has collaborated with Macquarie University in research and development and worked with the Australian Hearing Hub and Next Sense to drive the Australian Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program. Currently, Australia could screen over 98% of all newborns, the highest rate globally, ensuring children with hearing problems could have access to early intervention so that they could develop speech and communication skills appropriately for their age and participate in mainstream education with their peers.
On this occasion, the Ambassador discussed the potential for extending cooperation between Cochlear and Macquarie University with Thai public health agencies and higher education institutions. The aim is to apply their experience and methods in developing a screening and intervention system for newborn hearing impairments in Thailand.