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released: 10 Nov 2015 author: AIHW

This is the third annual report on hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory, funded by the Australian Government. It reports on outreach audiology, ENT teleotology, and Child Hearing Health Coordinator services provided from July 2012 to June 2015. There is evidence to suggest the effectiveness of these programs in improving ear and hearing health among service recipients—of almost 1,000 children and young people who received multiple outreach audiology services in 2012–15 and who had hearing loss at their first service, one-third had no hearing loss at their most recent service.

ISBN 978-1-74249-846-1; Cat. no. IHW 163; 134pp.; $47

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Service delivery
      • Hearing health status
      • Ear conditions
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Data collection, management and reporting
      • 1.3 Additional information about this report and report series
      • 1.4 Report structure
    • 2 Services and infrastructure
      • 2.1 Ear and hearing health outreach programs
      • 2.2 Hearing Health Information Management System
      • 2.3 Hearing health facilities
      • 2.4 Transport
    • 3 Preventive interventions and ear health promotion
    • 4 Audiology services
      • 4.1 Outreach audiology data collection
      • 4.2 Audiology services provided
      • 4.3 Results of hearing assessment
      • 4.4 Changes in hearing loss and impairment
      • 4.5 Demand for audiology services
    • 5 Ear, nose and throat teleotology services
      • 5.1 ENT teleotology data collection
      • 5.2 ENT teleotology services
      • 5.3 Demand for teleotology services
    • 6 Child Hearing Health Coordinator program
      • 6.1 CHHC data collection
      • 6.2 Children and visits
      • 6.3 Types of services provided
      • 6.4 Ear health of service recipients
    • 7 Ear conditions
      • 7.1 Types of ear conditions diagnosed
      • 7.2 Hearing loss and impairment
      • 7.3 Changes in ear conditions
      • 7.4 Disease progression of chronic otitis media
    • 8 Performance benchmarks for National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern
      • Territory
      • 8.1 Service delivery
      • 8.2 Outcomes
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data collection forms and information collected
      • Appendix B: Data quality statements
        • Northern Territory outreach audiology data collection
        • Northern Territory ENT teleotology data collection
        • Northern Territory Child Hearing Health Coordinator data collection
      • Appendix C: Hearing facility locations in the Northern Territory
      • Appendix D: Comparison of hearing impairment standards
      • Appendix E: Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Hearing health outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory: 2012–13 to 2014–15. Cat. no. IHW 163. Canberra: AIHW.

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