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Ear health: do you hear what I hear is a screening program for Indigenous children run by Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS), an Aboriginal community controlled organisation in Perth, Western Australia (WA). The program provides regular ear health screening to schools with high percentages of Indigenous children, as well as directly to patients at the Derbarl Yerrigan clinic in East Perth.
The program includes a successful partnership with an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr Harvey Coates and his team, which allows for the fast-tracking of children to hospitals for treatments and operations. Also linked with this program are Australian Hearing Services, who continue to support DYHS with monthly visits from an audiologist and assist many clients with hearing aids.
The ear health team have also provided their services to children in rural towns in WA including Brookton, Quairading, Beverley and Pingelly.
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services abstract
Ear Health Coordinator
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service
156 Wittenoom St
East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9421 3888
Fax: (08) 9421 3883