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The Telethon Speech & Hearing Earbus program operates mobile children’s ear health clinics in the Perth metropolitan, South West, and Pilbara regions of Western Australia (WA).
The mobile clinics are specially modified buses which travel to a network of primary schools, kindergartens, and child care centres providing a free hearing and middle ear health screening service for Indigenous Australian children. Each bus is fitted with equipment to enable trained hearing screeners to perform middle ear health testing and hearing screening.
The program aims to identify children with ear health problems early so that appropriate treatment can be implemented and managed to achieve better long term outcomes in health and education.
In 2011, 5377 Indigenous children were screened in the clinics throughout WA.
Abstract adapted from Telethon Speech and Hearing
Telethon Speech and Hearing
36 Dodd Street
Wembley WA 6014
PO Box 186
Wembley WA 6913
Ph: (08) 9387 9831