Dr Karen Liddle, MBBS FRACP MPH, is a Senior Staff Specialist Paediatrician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and PhD candidate with the University of Queensland with the Integrating Genomics into Medicine Group. She has been clinically and developmentally assessing children with permanent hearing loss in the Childhood Hearing Clinic for twelve years. Her current research engages national and international collaborators to evaluate the utility of genetic testing and imaging in informing diagnoses and improving outcomes in childhood hearing loss. She is a member of the Childhood Hearing Australasia Medical Professionals (CHAMP) network and the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee. She was amongst a small group of clinical experts nationally who were invited to contribute to the Australasian ‘Consensus guidelines on investigation and management of childhood hearing loss’ (2019).