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released: 26 Feb 2015 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISBN 978-1-74249-687-0; Cat. no. IHW 149; 102pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Service delivery
      • Hearing health status among children and young people who received services
      • Middle ear conditions among children and young people who received services
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Data collection, management and reporting
      • 1.3 Report structure
    • 2 Preventive interventions and ear health promotion
    • 3 Audiology services
      • 3.1 Audiology data collection
      • 3.2 Audiology services provided
      • 3.3 Results of hearing assessment
      • 3.4 Further action required
      • 3.5 Changes in hearing loss and impairment during treatment
      • 3.6 Demands on audiology services
    • 4 Child Hearing Health Coordinator program
      • 4.1 CHHC data collection
      • 4.2 Children and visits
      • 4.3 Types of services provided
      • 4.4 Ear health of children who received CHHC services
    • 5 Ear, nose and throat teleotology services
      • 5.1 ENT consultation data collection
      • 5.2 ENT teleotology services
      • 5.3 Demands on teleotology services
    • 6 Middle ear conditions
      • 6.1 Types of middle ear conditions diagnosed
      • 6.2 Hearing loss and impairment in children and young people with middle ear conditions
      • 6.3 Changes in middle ear conditions during treatment
      • 6.4 Disease progression for children and young people with chronic otitis media
    • 7 SFNT Audiology performance benchmarks
      • 7.1 Service delivery
      • 7.2 Outcomes
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Hearing facility locations in the Northern Territory
      • Appendix B: Data collection forms and information collected
      • Appendix C: Data quality statements
      • Appendix D: Comparison of hearing impairment standards
      • Appendix E: Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012–13 and 2013–14. Cat. no. IHW 149. Canberra: AIHW.

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