A new First Nations Unit to improve hearing

Emma Sparrow
Hearing Australia Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer Emma Sparrow. Picture: Supplied

A First Nations Services Unit has been newly established to better meet the hearing health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

The new unit will bring together three programs that are currently run by the Federal Government statutory authority hearing Australia and will look to boost culturally appropriate services.

The body has also pledged to reduce the rate of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by 50 per cent before 2029.

Hearing Australia Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer Emma Sparrow says to reach that target, people need to look for early signs and get educated about hearing loss.

She spoke to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez.