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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Care for Kids' Ears

 

Overview

The Care for Kids' Ears campaign has been designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Care for Kids' Ears campaign is the first national campaign to target Indigenous ear disease.

The campaign is part of the Australian Government's commitment to improving eye and ear health services for Indigenous Australians for better education and employment outcomes.

The campaign aims to contribute to a reduction in ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by:

The campaign features resources for health workers, nurses and doctors, parents and carers, teachers and early childhood workers to inform children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families about ear health.

Australian Government, Department of Health abstract

Contacts

Department of Health and Ageing
Ph: (02) 6289 7500
Email: careforkidsears@health.gov.au

Related publications

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

A parent's story [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast includes an explanation of otitis media and information on the symptoms, health and developmental consequences, treatment and prevention of the disease within a culturally appropriate narrative and delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice artists. It runs for 1 minute and 20 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Care for Kids' Ears kit for early childhood and community groups (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The Care for Kids' Ears resource kit for early childhood and community groups contains multiple resources to inform children about ear health. The kit aims to deliver positive and consistent ear health messages to young children (up to year two).

The kit includes:

The resource materials are available to download from the Care for kids' ears website and hard copies of the resource materials can be requested using an online order form.

The Care for Kids' Ears website is an additional online resource and includes the Strong hearing, strong start: Care for Kids' Ears health promotion video. The resources are part of a campaign designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government, Department of Health

Care for Kids' Ears kit for teachers and teachers' aides (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The Care for Kids' Ears resource kit for teachers and teachers' aids aims to deliver positive and consistent ear health messages to young children (up to year two).

The kit includes:

The kits are available to download from the Care for kids' ears website and hard copies of the resource materials can be requested using an online order form.

The Care for Kids' Ears website is an additional online resource and includes the Strong hearing, strong start: Care for Kids' Ears health promotion video and further information on assisting students with hearing loss in the classroom. The resources are part of a campaign designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government, Department of Health

Care for Kids' Ears resources for parents and carers (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The Care for Kids' Ears resources for parents and carers aim to deliver positive and consistent ear health messages to young children (up to year two).

The resources recommended for parents and carers are:

The resource materials are available to download from the Care for Kids' Ears website and hard copies of the resource materials can be requested using an online order form.

The Care for Kids' Ears website is an additional online resource and includes the Strong hearing, strong start: Care for Kids' Ears health promotion video. The resources are part of a campaign designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government, Department of Health

Care for Kids' Ears: Otitis media resources for health professionals (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The Care for Kids' Ears: Otitis media resource kit for health professionals aims to assist health professionals in conveying important ear health messages to parents and carers.

The kit contains:

The Care for Kids' Ears website includes several additional resources for health professionals:

The resources are available to download from the Care for Kids' Ears website and hard copies of the resource materials can be requested using an online order form. They are part of a campaign designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government, Department of Health

Jones A, Snowdon W (2012)

Ear education is key [ABC radio broadcast Mornings with Ann Jones].

: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Adelaide

This resource contains an audio link to an interview broadcast on 891 ABC Adelaide radio about the Australian Government's Care for kids' ears campaign. The discussion in the audio file focuses on the release of the Care for kids' ears resource kits which are be disseminated to families, teachers, childcare workers, and health professionals as a part of the campaign.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

How is otitis media treated? [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast includes a culturally appropriate medical explanation of otitis media and information on the health consequences, prevention and treatment of the disease delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters. It runs for 1 minute and 15 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

Otitis media and hearing loss [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast includes an explanation of otitis media and information on the symptoms, and health and developmental consequences of the disease delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice artists within a culturally appropriate narrative. It runs for 1 minute and 11 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

Otitis media prevention [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast includes a medical explanation of otitis media and information on the health consequences and prevention of the disease within a culturally appropriate context and delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice artists. It runs for 1 minute and 24 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

Signs of otitis media [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. Delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters and running for 1 minute and 8 seconds, the podcast includes:

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

What is otitis media? [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast includes a culturally appropriate explanation of otitis media and information on the health and development consequences, symptoms, and prevention of the disease delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters. It runs for 45 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

Young children and otitis media [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The podcast is delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters and includes a culturally appropriate medical explanation of otitis media and information on the health and development consequences, and prevention of the disease for young children aged between 0 and 2 years. It runs for 1 minute and 23 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (2012)

Your ears get a cold too [podcast].

: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This short podcast is one of a series of messages providing information about otitis media (ear disease). It was produced as part of the Listen `ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign, a local initiative of the National Indigenous ear health campaign, Care for kids' ears. The audio message is delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice artists and includes an explanation of otitis media and information on the symptoms, health and developmental consequences, and prevention of the disease within a culturally appropriate context. It runs for 1 minute and 13 seconds.

The Listen `ear messages were originally aired on Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in south-east Queensland and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 8 July 2013
 
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