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Media Release : Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

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Title

Media Release : Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

Other title

MSHR media release

Creator

Menzies School of Health Research

Collection

Media Releases : Menzies School of Health Research; Media Releases - Menzies School of Health Research; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Media Releases : Menzies School of Health Research

Date

2019-10-31

Location

Tiwi

Notes

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Language

English

Subject

Menzies School of Health Research; Medicine; Research; Periodicals

Publisher name

Menzies School of Health Research

Place of publication

Tiwi

Series

Media Releases : Menzies School of Health Research

Volume

Media release, 31 October 2019

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

Menzies School of Health Research

License

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

Related materials

https://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/jspui/handle/10070/806879; https://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/jspui/handle/10070/856811

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/856474

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/856475

Page content

MEDIA RELEASE A common response for children with hearing loss is to disengage. By ensuring early and active detection of students with HI along with facilitating appropriate educational support at the earliest possible stage of their schooling may be conducive to childrens school attendance, Prof Guthridge said. Of consequence, the study found other community-level factors caused greater impact on attendance. Crowded housing, in particular, was associated with 24.7 fewer school days attended, approximately four times the impact of hearing impairment. The study is one of a series of studies conducted in the Hearing Loss in Kids (HeloKids) Project, funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The full paper can be viewed here. N.B. This link will be live on 31 October 2019. ENDS Media contact: Paul Dale, communications, marketing and media manager Phone: 0439 108 754 or (08) 8946 8658 | Email: communications@menzies.edu.au Menzies School of Health Research Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australias leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving Indigenous, global and tropical health. Menzies has a history of over 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement. Menzies works at the frontline, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia. Menzies collaborates to create new knowledge, grow local skills and find enduring solutions to problems that matter. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1753-6405.12948 mailto:communications@menzies.edu.au


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