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Ms Selma Kum Sing1 1Queensland Hearing Loss Family Support Service, Hermit Park Townsville, QLD, Australia The Indigenous Pathways Project is a product of the work that has been undertaken in the remote Aboriginal Community of Lockhart River over a period of three years....
  • April 12, 2017
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Ms Alison Jagger1,2, Dr Melinda Barker1,2,3,4 1Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program, Parkville, VIC, Australia 2Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia 3Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, VIC, Australia 4The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia Introduction and Aim: The Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) has used undiluted baby wash as an electrode conductive...
  • April 12, 2017
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Ms Samantha Harkus1 1Australian Hearing, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia At ANHSC 2015, data was presented that demonstrated a significant difference in the age of first hearing aid fitting for Aboriginal children with hearing loss at birth relative to non-Indigenous Australian children. After Australian Hearing data...
  • April 11, 2017
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Dr Kirsty Gardner-berry1, Dr Zeffie Poulakis2, Dr Rachael Beswick3, Dr Harvey Dillon1, Ms Jennifer Bergman4, Ms Alison King5 1National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia 3Healthy Hearing Queensland, QLD, Australia 4Hear & Say, Ashgrove, QLD, Australia 5Australian Hearing, Sydney, NSW, Australia There is increasing interest in the area of hearing screening in childhood to identify children...
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Mr Andrew Geyl1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Randwick, NSW, Australia When assessing neonates using the evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) determining the nature of a hearing loss — conductive, sensorineural/retrocochlear or mixed — is of utmost importance. In most cases, clinicians need to determine only...
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Ms Florencia Montes1, Ms Monica Wilkinson1, Ms Carolyn Cottier1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia The complexity of ANSD starts at the time of diagnosis ANSD is characterised by absent or “abnormal” ABR with normal cochlear outer hair cell function as evidenced by present otoacoustic emissions and/or cochlear...
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Mrs Lauren McHugh1, Ms Kelly Nicholls2 1Healthy Hearing, Children’s Health Queensland, QLD, Australia 2Healthy Hearing Program, Queensland Health, Nundah, QLD, Australia Australian Newborn Hearing Screening Programs are encouraged to measure outcomes against the seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the National Framework for Neonatal Hearing Screening....
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Ms Melissa McCarthy1, Professor Greg Leigh1,2, Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly2 1RIDBC, North Rocks, Australia, 2University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia The newborn hearing screening process, including the provision of family-centred early intervention, provides a firm foundation for children who are deaf or...
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Dr Lilian Downie1,2,3,4,5, Professor David Amor1,2,3,4,5, Professor Jane  Halliday2,4, Dr  Rachel Burt2,4 1Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, Parkville , Australia, 2Murdoch Children’s Research Institute , Parkville , Australia, 3Royal Children’s Hospital , Parkville , Australia, 4University of Melbourne , Parkville ,...
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Ms Alison Jagger1,3, Dr Zeffie Poulakis1,2,3,4, Dr Melinda Barker1,2,3,4, Mrs Danielle Edgar1,3 1Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program, Parkville,, Australia, 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville,, Australia, 3The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville,, Australia, 4The University of Melbourne, Carlton,, Australia Background The majority...
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