News and programs News World Hearing Day 2020 Today is World Hearing Day, and we would like to acknowledge all the work our researchers have done over many years to improve the lives of those with hearing loss. Have you ever wondered what you could do to help the future generation of children born with a hearing loss? If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 12 months who has passed their newborn screening test, you could help. Your child could be a Research Participation a non-invasive study being held here at the Bionics Institute. Thanks to the generosity of Zoos Victoria and Museum Victoria, for a limited time, we are offering a family pass to either the Zoo or the Museum to all participants.