Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory – AIHW – 10 November 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Otorhinolaryngology | Tags: |

Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory – AIHW – 10 November 2011

“This report presents findings from the audiology and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) follow-up services provided to children in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory as part of the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement. Between August 2007 and May 2011, 7,421 audiology and 3,838 ENT services were provided to 4,993 and 2,670 children respectively. About 66% were diagnosed with at least one type of middle ear condition, and of children who were tested, 11% had moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-226-1; Cat. no. IHW 60; 53pp

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