Serious ear and hearing troubles affect 1 in 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids in Australia.
Through our HAPEE Program (Hearing Assessment Program - Early Ears); we now work with communities across metro, regional, and remote Australia to tackle hearing loss and the long term affects of ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in order to give them the best chance at fully participating in school and in life.
The program provides free*, safe and simple hearing checks to children aged 0 - 6 years who do not yet attend full time school and on-going advice and support to parents and carers.
The HAPEE program provides:
Diagnostic hearing assessments for children aged 0 - 6 years old
Support for Primary health staff to undertake initial hearing screening assessments at local health services.
Activities to raise awareness about the importance of early identification of ear and hearing problems
We are offering both face to face and telehealth appointments to make checking your child's hearing health easy, just let us know when you are booking an appointment.
For more information on our services or to access stakeholder resources visit the pages below.
To get your free* hearing check call us on 134 432.
Give your kids HAPEE ears today!
*The Hearing Assessment Program is an initiative of Hearing Australia and funded by the Australian Government. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children not yet attending full time school are eligible to be seen. All services provided under this program are free of charge. A hearing check includes a number of age-appropriate tests of hearing and middle ear function.