Naughty kids... it might be a hearing problem.

5th Mar 2021

World Hearing Week 2021 marks a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases .

Ear disease and associated hearing loss are significant health problems contribute to poor educational achievement, higher unemployment, and, as a consequence, greater contact with the criminal justice system later in life.

With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children experiencing some of the highest rates of chronic ear disease in the world Rebecca Allnut, Senior audiologist and Acting Manager with Hearing Health Services Central Australia told CAAMA that bad behaviour at school can often be a warning sign…

Ms Allnut , a Palawa woman and the first Indigenous Audiologist to graduate from the University of Qld says how programs are delivered to communities plays an important role in addressing ear disease.

Rebecca is talking with Pam Reilly....