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Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012-2013 and 2013-2014

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Title

Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012-2013 and 2013-2014

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Cat. no. IHW 149

Date

2015

Description

This report presents analyses on hearing health outreach services provided to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory, funded through the Australian Government in 2012–13 and 2013–14. It reports the number and proportion of children and young people who received outreach audiology, ENT teleotology, and Child Hearing Health Coordinator services, as well as information about the hearing status and middle ear conditions among service recipients. Of the 2,854 children and young people who received audiology services between July 2012 and June 2014, hearing loss was present in 51% at their latest service; however, among those who received 2 or more of these services, there were functional improvements in hearing over time.

Notes

This report was prepared by Ms Bernadette Kok, Ms Bin Tong, Ms Ruth Penm, Dr Rachael Kitchens and Mrs Jan Watson of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW's) Indigenous Analyses and Reporting Unit. Ms Tracy Dixon and Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman of the AIHW are acknowledged for their comments and guidance throughout the project.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Summary -- Introduction -- Preventive interventions and ear health problems -- Audiology services -- Child hearing health coordinator program -- Ear, nose and throat teleotology services -- Middle ear conditions -- SFNT Audiology performance benchmarks -- Appendix A-E -- References

Language

English

Subject

Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Medical care -- Northern Territory; Health services -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Series

Cat. no. IHW 149

Format

vii, 94 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781742496870

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265303

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265303

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