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    Unlocking the secrets of hearing loss

    VicCHILD is the Victorian Childhood Hearing Impairment Longitudinal Databank. 

    It's a Victorian register and research databank of children born with a permanent hearing loss. With the help of Victorian families, VicCHILD is working to unlock the secrets of hearing loss.

    As of March 2015, over 400 families have already contributed data to VicCHILD.

    The databank holds a range of information about all Victorian children born with a permanent hearing loss. The information collected and stored by VicCHILD will:

    • help researchers and health professionals gain a better understanding of the causes and outcomes of childhood hearing loss
    • help researchers understand why some children with a hearing loss do well, while others face greater difficulties
    • improve intervention and treatment and ultimately the lives of children with permanent hearing loss and their families.

    If your child was born with a permanent hearing loss (and was born since 1st January 2005), you could help to improve the lives of other children by joining the VicCHILD register.  If you have not been contacted by the VicCHILD team and would like to register your interest in joining, please click here.

    Register Your Interest In VicCHILD OR Update Your Contact Details


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.