U8s Aboriginal Ear Health Program

The Under 8’s Aboriginal Ear Health Program aligns with the South Australian Aboriginal Ear Health Framework and addresses gaps in provision of prioritised referral and management pathways for Aboriginal children.

The Under 8’s team of Aboriginal Health Practitioners undertake screening of Aboriginal children primarily aged 0-8 years in early childhood centres, primary schools, clinic settings and community events. Screening is comprehensive and includes but is not limited to, ear health and hearing, dental and immunisation assessments. Children can then be referred to appropriate services ensuring direct referral pathways into audiology and ENT services at the most appropriate location for families.