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High Aboriginal Prison Rates Linked To Hearing Loss

Date posted: 02nd of September 2016

Their incarceration may even have been triggered by failure to communicate with police and others in the justice system, and their bad behaviour fuelled by social isolation brought about by loss of hearing, auditory processing difficulties leading to disengagement with the education system, their community and their peers.  Hearing rehabilitation for prisoners would appear to be a minimum response to these data, but again this is too little too late.

In addition to hearing rehabilitation for young adults, we would like to see more investment in prevention and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The recent announcement of the struggling education system in delivering effective education across Australia points to the ongoing issues of poor school attendance and low achievement in NAPLAN. 

High Aboriginal Prison Rates Linked To Hearing Loss

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