Client: Australian Government, Department of Health & Ageing, Office for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

Scoping Current Activity in Indigenous Hearing Health

Project timeline:  November 2009 - May 2010

Brief description:

In the roll-out of the Improving Eye and Ear Health Services for Indigenous Australians for Better Education and Employment Outcomes measure, the Australian Government seeks to build on and align with existing State and Territory initiatives. Kristine Battye Consulting was commissioned to scope out current State and Territory initiatives in Indigenous ear health activity in OM and hearing impairment


  • Barriers identified in the course of the project that impact on the delivery and effectiveness of programs seeking to improve Indigenous ear health

  • Identification and discussion of enablers and/or components of programs that appear to assist in the delivery of services and improve access to care

  • 17 recommendations identified by KBC for consideration and action