Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

How loud does music have to be to damage your hearing?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
A hearing test can detect these four serious illnesses
Dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart issues are among the serious health conditions which can be discovered by a simple hearing test.
How to know if you have undiagnosed hearing loss
Fatigue, headaches and increased falls - these are just some of the major signs that you may need a hearing test, explains Professor Catherine McMahon, Macquarie University's Director of Audiology.
New project helps kids with hearing loss learn to speak
Children with hearing loss face challenges learning language, but a new Macquarie University project will explore how to help them more effectively learn to listen and speak.
Let’s get that bread: How teenagers change language
Teens are so lit when it comes to being amazing linguistic innovators, says Dr Nick Wilson. And here's 13 things your teens are saying now, translated.
Sex Discrimination Act exemptions should be scrapped to protect students and teachers
Unmarried pregnant women, divorcees and LGBTQI students and teachers can be kicked out of religious schools under current law, explains Macquarie University's Dr Tiffany Jones.
Is it good to be a perfectionist?
No. In fact, it can become a serious mental health issue, explains Dr Natasha Magson, Research Associate at Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health.
Are times tables and cursive writing relics of a pre-digital age?
As school goes back for another year, educators defend the relevance of two traditional skills they say remain key in the age of smart phones and keyboards.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Drownings up: Foreign visitors can’t spot the risks at beaches and rivers, study finds
Visitors to Australia are at more risk of drowning than locals are – and new research from Macquarie confirms that people born overseas often don’t spot the many hazards around Australia’s waterways.
Why do we swear?
Dr Nick Wilson, lecturer in the Department of Linguistics explains.
Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief
Owners of pets and 'love-stock' who have a plan for taking care of their animals in emergencies can avoid the heartbreak of losing them, research shows.