Otorhinolaryngology

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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Hear Us: Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia – Senate Community Affairs References Committee

Posted on May 31, 2011. Filed under: Otorhinolaryngology | Tags: |

Hear Us: Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia – Senate Community Affairs References Committee
 – 13 May 2010
Extract from the executive summary:

“One in six Australians suffers from some degree of hearing loss. By 2050 this is forecast to grow to one Australian in four. Hearing health is a mainstream health issue which touches the lives of most Australians in one way or another, yet as a public health issue it is not ranked as a national health priority. Australians with hearing loss must live with the paradox that their disability is so prevalent in our community, and yet suffers from a generally low level of awareness and understanding.

One message above all others came through from the evidence before this inquiry, and this message forms the title of this report: Hear Us. It is the message to a hearing society from people with a hearing loss who live the terrible isolation and frustration that is often their daily lot. It is the message to governments and funding bodies from the many volunteer support and representative groups who advocate to improve the lives of people with a hearing impairment. It is the message to program administrators from hearing health practitioners working within systems that need an overhaul. It is the message from researchers striving to advance our understanding of the causes of hearing loss, and the technologies that can improve the lives of future generations. It is the message from Indigenous Australians, for many of whom hearing loss is so pervasive it has become a normal and accepted part of growing up.”  … continues

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Pushing the boundaries: evidence to support the development and implementation of good practice in audiology – NHS Improvement – July 2010

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: Otorhinolaryngology | Tags: |

Pushing the boundaries: evidence to support the development and implementation of good practice in audiology – NHS Improvement – July 2010

This publication includes improvement stories from 18 sites across England and demonstrates how sites have redesigned hearing and balance and tinnitus pathways to improve the quality of the patient experience, increase productivity and sustain improvements.

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Screening for the early detection of acoustic neuroma in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss – 26 March 2009 – Health Services Assessment Collaboration (HSAC), NZ

Posted on April 9, 2009. Filed under: Otorhinolaryngology, Radiology | Tags: |

Paech, D, and Weston, A. Screening for the early detection of acoustic neuroma in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss: a rapid literature scan of MRI and other surveillance methods HSAC Report 2009; 2(1). 2009 Health Services Assessment Collaboration (HSAC), University of Canterbury ISBN 978-0-9582973-5-6 (online) ISBN 978-0-9582973-6-3 (print) ISSN 1178-5748 (online)
ISSN 1178-573X (print)

This report provides a brief scan of the literature available on the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and comparative surveillance techniques in screening for the early detection of acoustic neuroma (AN) in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (ASNHL). It was commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Health

Health Services Assessment Collaboration (HSAC), NZ

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