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This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address ear health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.

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Title Reach Focus
'No more runny ears and mop-up' - evaluation of a comprehensive case management support program for prevention of hearing loss associated with otitis media with perforation in Indigenous children 0 to 5 years of age (a randomised controlled trial). NT
A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children living in two remote communities in the Northern Territory (Nguiu and Wadeye) NT
An evaluation of the benefits of swimming pools for the hearing and ear health status of young Indigenous Australians: a whole-of-population study across multiple remote indigenous communities SA
Azithromycin versus placebo in the treatment of asymptomatic acute otitis media in young Aboriginal children NT
Boab Health Services - otitis media program WA
Care for Kids' Ears National
Continuous care improvement (CCI) WA
Danila Dilba ear health program NT
Deadly Ears, the Queensland state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear health program QLD
Ear and hearing health workforce project National
Ear health: do you hear what I hear WA
Earbus Foundation of WA earbus program WA
Environmental health referral system for infectious disease cases in the Kimberley WA
Family study of ear health and metabolic diseases in a WA Aboriginal community WA
Focus Health Network - otitis media project QLD
Goldfields Midwest Medicare Local - otitis media program WA
GP down south - otitis media program WA
IHEARBETA Indigenous healthy ears - betadine, tissues and antibiotics study: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial NT
Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local - otitis media program NSW
Implications of nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage for maintenance of antibiotic resistance genes and the efficacy of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prenevar) for pneumococcal disease. (SPINICA) NT
Indigenous health outcomes patient evaluation (IHOPE) NSW
Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners in the Victorian correctional system VIC
Listen 'ear: a Murri and Ailan ear health campaign QLD
Lower Murray Medicare Local - otitis media program VIC
Malpa tjitji young doctors project NT
Mathematical modeling of bacterial carriage in children (MMAPS) NT
Mister germ hygiene and nutrition program NSW
Monitoring carriage of streptococcus pneumoniae among Aboriginal children and adults in Western Australia (formerly Streptococcus pneumoniae) WA
Monitoring Prevenar13 impact on otitis media and respiratory pathogen carriage NT, WA
Murrumbidgee Medicare Local - otitis media program NSW
National Indigenous pneumococcal and influenza immunisation program (NIPII) National
North Coast NSW Medicare Local - otitis media program NSW
Northeast Arnhem Land regional ear health campaign NT
Northern Territory Government Hearing Service NT
Now hear trial project NT
Otitis media guidelines program National
Pina palya, pina kulilku (good ears, good learning) WA
Remote assessment of hearing - paediatric hearing assessment using tele-audiology: an investigation in rural and remote populations National
Remote hearing and vision services for children National
Southern Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear health program QLD
Stayin' strong QLD
Study of environment on Aboriginal resilience and child health (SEARCH) NSW
Sunrise Health Service ear health program NT
Take pride in personal hygiene QLD
Telethon Speech & Hearing earbus program WA
The management of children with otitis media: a survey of Australian Aboriginal Medical Services NSW
Using pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, Synflorix and Prevenar 13 in sequence or alone, in high risk Indigenous infants for maximum protection from ear infections NT
VidKids National
Viral interactions and AOM bacterial load: a longitudinal evaluation (VIABLE) NT
Watchful waiting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with acute otitis media (WATCH) trial NSW
Wurli Wurlinjang ear health program NT
Yamba roadshow QLD
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