ResearchCrowd is pleased to share the message about hearing loss prevention programmes delivered through Hearing Australia.
Hearing Australia says …
At Hearing Australia, we are passionate about our mission to prevent avoidable hearing loss. We are proud of the work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to empower and support great hearing health outcomes through our outreach programs like the Hearing Assessment Early Ears program (HAPEE) and our PLUM and HATS tools.
One third of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children have ear & hearing problems+ which can affect their ability to listen, learn and connect with others. The Hearing Assessment Program is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Health, which aims to reduce the long-term effects of ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We offer this free service for children aged 0 – 6 years and not yet attending full time school across the country as the program is now expanded to care for more communities in urban and regional areas.
Hearing Australia’s new campaign, ‘Hearing Assessment Program — Early Ears’, or HAPEE, aims to address this through early prevention efforts.
Through the HAPEE campaign, all First Nations children who are not yet in full time school are eligible for a free hearing check. The service is available across Australia in urban, regional and metro areas.