Hearing health

2019 Annual Report

This year was an important milestone for the Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (CRE-ICHEAR) - our sixth year. We are incredibly proud of the positive impact the CRE has had since we began six years ago. It is with pleasure that we share our 2019 Annual Report. Read our 2019 Annual Report by clicking the image below.

CRE-ICHEAR Joins the WHO World Hearing Forum

The Secretariat of the World Hearing Forum has welcomed the Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (CRE-ICHEAR) as a member of the Forum.

The WHO World Hearing Forum envisions a world in which no person experiences hearing loss due to preventable causes and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education and empowerment.

Key Thinkers Forum

The POCHE Indigenous Health Network is holding a Key Thinkers Forum on Ear Health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. 

"Ear health continues to be an issue with widespread long term effects on overall health and lifestyle in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander population. We are coming together to talk about what needs to be done to change this."

Panel members:

WHO World Hearing Forum

Did you know, approximately 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss - of these 34 million are children? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the highest rates of severe and persistent otitis media in the world. Hearing loss resulting from otitis media has long term consequences and contributes to deep social and educational disadvantage among Australia's Indigenous children. 

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For researchers

Otitis Media (OM), sometimes known as glue ear or runny ears…

For health practitioners

Otitis Media (OM), sometimes known as glue ear or runny ears…

For families and communities

Many Indigenous children, and almost all Indigenous children living in remote communities...