Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • Why is ear and hearing health important?
    • What is ear and hearing health?
    • Impact of poor ear and hearing health
    • Ear and hearing health in the Northern Territory
    • Australian Government-funded Hearing Health Program in the Northern Territory
    • How do children and young people move through the NT hearing health system?
    • About this report
    • About the data in this report
  • 2. Service delivery
    • Health education, promotion and prevention
    • Outreach audiology
    • ENT teleotology services
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist services
  • 3. Ear conditions and hearing health status
    • Ear conditions
    • Age and sex differences
    • Short-term changes (2012–2018)
    • Long-term changes (2007–2018)
    • Ear conditions among CNS service recipients
    • Hearing status
    • Hearing loss
    • Hearing impairment
    • Changes over time in hearing loss and impairment
  • 4. Demand for ear and hearing health services and other follow-up services
    • Follow-up services required after audiologist visits
    • Follow-up services required after ENT teleotology services
  • 5. Outcomes of children after exiting the program
    • Time spent in Hearing Health Program
    • Changes over time in hearing health
    • Further actions and recommendations
  • 6. Regional analysis
    • Hearing loss
    • Hearing impairment
    • Ear conditions
  • 7. Progress against benchmarks
    • Service delivery
    • Health outcomes-hearing impairment
    • Health outcomes-middle ear conditions
  • Appendix A: About the Hearing Health Program data collections
    • Data collection, management and reporting
  • Appendix B: Data quality statement
    • Outreach audiology data collection summary
    • ENT teleotology data collection summary
    • CNS data collection summary
    • Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) data collections summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of boxes