How do we hear?

What is Otitis Media?

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

Signs of hearing problems



What are the signs of hearing problems?

There are a number of signs that can identify that someone has a hearing problem.

About Hearing

Middle ear disease (Otitis Media) is an illness experienced by most Australian children while growing up.

When children suffer from persistent middle ear disease it can affect their hearing and result in Conductive Hearing Loss.

Persistent hearing loss can affect children’s behaviour and development.

Children’s behaviour, at home, at school and on the sports ground may give clues to listening problems.

This resource will help you to identify the problem so you can take steps to prevent and manage the illness and its effects.

Video clip about hearing loss

Elaine Cox is an Aboriginal teacher from Broome.

In this video, Elaine talks about the effect of hearing loss and her ability to play sport as a child.

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Duration: 0.43 minutes
File size: 840Kb

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