Topics: Ear health

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Perceptual consequences of conductive hearing loss: speech perception in Indigenous students learning English as a ‘school’ language

Aithal S, Yonovitz A, Aithal V (2008) Perceptual consequences of conductive hearing loss: speech perception in Indigenous students learning English as a ‘school’ language. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology;30(1):1-18


The stigma of wearing hearing aids in an adolescent Aboriginal population

Strange A, Johnson A, Ryan B-J, Yonovitz A (2008) The stigma of wearing hearing aids in an adolescent Aboriginal population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology;30(1):19-37


Infection rates after tympanostomy tube insertion, comparing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective, comparative study.

Jassar P, Sibtain A, Marco D, Jose J, Hunter G (2008) Infection rates after tympanostomy tube insertion, comparing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory, Australia: a retrospective, comparative study. Journal of Laryngology and Otology;1-5


The effect of passive smoking on the risk of otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region of Western Australia

Jacoby PA, Coates HL, Arumugaswamy A, Elsbury D, Stokes A, et al. (2008) The effect of passive smoking on the risk of otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region of Western Australia. Medical Journal of Australia;188(10):599-603


Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

Silva D, Lehmann D, Tennant M, Jacoby P, Wright H, et al. (2008) Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Medical Journal of Australia;188(10):594-598


Compared to placebo, long-term antibiotics resolve otitis media with effusion (OME) and prevent acute otitis media with perforation (AOMwiP) in a high-risk population: a randomized controlled trial

Leach AJ, Morris PS, Mathews JD (2008) Compared to placebo, long-term antibiotics resolve otitis media with effusion (OME) and prevent acute otitis media with perforation (AOMwiP) in a high-risk population: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics;8:Article 23.


Aboriginal ear health manual

Coates H, Vijayasekaran S, Mackendrick A, Leidwinger L. et al. (2008) Aboriginal ear health manual. Perth: Alcon Laboratories Australia


The reach and efficacy of ear health programs in primary school children in the Goldfields South East Health region

Doyle JE (2007) The reach and efficacy of ear health programs in primary school children in the Goldfields South East Health region.


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