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released: 14 Mar 2017 author: AIHW

This report presents data on the Indigenous children and young people who participated in the audiology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) teleotology and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) services delivered under the National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment. During 2012–16, 9,221 outreach audiology services were provided to 5,357 children and young people, and 3,799 ENT teleotology services to 2,434 children and young people. A total of 2,612 children participated in the CNS services and presented for 3,085 visits. Of the children and young people who received audiology services in 2015–16, 31% had a hearing impairment.

ISBN 978-1-76054-088-3; Cat. no. IHW 176; 140pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Australian government funded hearing health programs in the Northern Territory
      • 1.3 How services are provided
      • 1.4 Data collection, management and reporting
      • 1.5 Report structure
    • 2 Preventive interventions and ear health promotion
    • 3 Audiology services
      • 3.1 Audiology services provided
      • 3.2 Results of hearing assessment
      • 3.3 Changes in hearing loss and impairment
      • 3.4 Demand for audiology services
    • 4 Ear, nose and throat teleotology services
      • 4.1 ENT teleotology services
      • 4.2 Demand for teleotology services
    • 5 Clinical Nurse Specialist services
      • 5.1 Children and visits
      • 5.2 Types of services provided
      • 5.3 Ear health of service recipients
    • 6 Ear conditions
      • 6.1 Types of ear conditions diagnosed
      • 6.2 Hearing status of children and young people with ear conditions
      • 6.3 Changes in ear conditions
      • 6.4 Disease progression of chronic otitis media
    • 7 Special analyses: young people who exited the hearing health programs
      • 7.1 Number of services received
      • 7.2 Changes in ear and hearing health for young people who exited hearing health programs
      • 7.3 Further actions and recommendations for young people who exited hearing health programs
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data item summary for hearing health data collections
      • Appendix B: Data collection forms and information collected
      • Appendix C: Data quality statements
        • Northern Territory outreach audiology data collection
        • Northern Territory ENT teleotology data collection
        • Northern Territory Clinical Nurse Specialist data collection
      • Appendix D: Hearing facility locations in the Northern Territory
      • Appendix E: Comparison of hearing impairment standards
      • Appendix F: Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Ear and Hearing Health Program—July 2012 to June 2016. Cat. no. IHW 176. Canberra: AIHW.

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