For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, ear and hearing trouble starts before they turn two. It’s a time when they are learning to listen, yarn and communicate. These skills are important for building relationships, learning culture and learning in school.
Hearing Australia has developed a range of information resources to help parents, carers, families and communities, as well as health and education professionals and workers better understand the issues around ear health and hearing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
These resources tell you:
- what you need to know to help prevent ear infections and hearing loss in children
- where and how to get help
- about the assessments and the treatment/management options
- how you can help raise awareness of the program in your communities and local areas to enlist more children into the program and prevent hearing loss.
The following links will take to you to each of the resources, which you can download and print as needed.
Introduction to the HAPEE program and guide to building your community toolkit
General resources about HAPEE for the community
Resources/Handouts for Parents and Carers in the community
Resources/Handouts for Health and Education workers
HAPEE Ears for Early Years Poster to promote the program in your centre
Telehealth A3 Posters
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.
* Only 15 minute hearing checks are free. Other services may attract charges/fees or may be subsidised for those eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, to which conditions apply. A hearing check is a screening that helps identify people that may have hearing loss.