HAPEE Ears For Early Years
At Hearing Australia, we are dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
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 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.
In 2020 Hearing Australia provided 5891 diagnostic hearing assessments and care for more than 4,668 children in 212 communities through its HAPEE Program.
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
To get your free* hearing check call us on 134 432 or email the HAPEE team at HAPEE@hearing.com.au
Give your kids HAPEE ears today.
The Hearing Assessment Program is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Health. 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.
+Health, A.G.D. of (2019). Roadmap for Hearing Health - Hearing Health Sector Committee. [online] www1.health.gov.au. [Accessed Sep. 2020].