Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
    • Service delivery
    • Improvement in ear and hearing health
    • Demand for hearing health services
    • Progress against benchmarks
  • About this report
  • 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 Northern Territory hearing health system?
      • About the data in this report
  • 2 Service delivery
    • Health education, promotion and prevention
    • Outreach audiology services
    • ENT teleotology services
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist services
  • 3 Ear conditions and hearing health status
    • Ear conditions
      • Age and sex differences
      • Changes over time-short term (2012-2016)
      • Changes over time-long term (2007-2016)
      • 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 young people after exiting the program
    • Time spent in the Hearing Health Program
    • Changes over time in hearing health
    • Further actions and recommendations
  • 6 Regional analysis
    • Hearing loss
    • Hearing impairment
    • Ear conditions
  • 7 Progress made against benchmarks
    • Service delivery
    • Health outcomes-hearing impairment
    • Health outcomes-middle ear conditions
  • Appendix A: Online tables
  • Appendix B: About the Hearing Health Program data collections
    • Data collection, management and reporting
  • Appendix C: Data Quality Statement
    • Outreach audiology data collection summary
    • ENT teleotology data collection summary
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist data collection summary
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures
  • Related publications