I'm in Sydney, Australia where I've just given a talk at the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University. It's my first visit to Macquarie and it's been great. The recently-established Hesring Hub combines researchers, clinicians, and industry partners in a single building (which includes a nice cafe on the ground floor...I'm jealous). This multi-pronged approach to hearing science is exemplary and a model for interdisciplinary collaboration. I look forward to good things happening here over the coming years!
One of the special treats on my visit was a visit to the state-of-the-art anechoic chamber in the basement. Now THAT is a proper sound booth.