ARTICLES and RESOURCES
This page allows you to download a variety of articles and resources. These have been written by Damien Howard unless otherwise specified. Much of the material is Indigenous specific although often also has relevance outside this context. Other material has been developed working with non Indigenous people with hearing loss and/or auditory processing problems. These general articles are marked by an '*'
An article for families on some of the social outcomes of children who experience persistent ear disease and conductive hearing loss. These can be frustration for parents and children, children may be very demanding and/or shy, other children resentful and people may be judgemental about 'parenting skills'.
An article on ear disease and Aboriginal families
A booklet for Aboriginal families on conductive hearing loss
A booklet for non Aboriginal families on conductive hearing loss*
CHILD CARE - new!!!!!
Knowing who has a hearing loss describes a game developed by Damien Howard to screen for hearing loss (blind man's simon says) and how to play it. The Gorilla game is an adaptation of the game for young children by Myrle Jackson.*
An article on the impact of Aboriginal children's hearing loss on schooling
A conference presentation that provides an overview of research and policy issues in the schooling of Aboriginal children with Conductive Hearing Loss - Newly added Jan 2009
This outlines what auditory processing disorder is. By UK based research organisation*
An article about the similarities between social responses related to listening problems and the diagnostic criteria of ADHD.*
An information sheet on the stress experienced by children with listening difficulties in classrooms- smart kids, dumb classrooms.*
An conference presentation on the benefits of sound field amplification. By Robyn Massie from Australia's National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL)
This is a poster on sports and listening problems. It outlines how Aboriginal children with listening problems often perform worse in team sports and how coaches can communicate most effectivily with children with CHL.
An information sheet on Indigenous students attendence at school and conductive hearing loss
An information sheet on Indigenous students behaviour problems at school and conductive hearing loss
A chapter on culturally responsive classrooms and hearing loss among Aboriginal students
This article discusses how conductive hearing loss impacts on intercultural communication with Indigenous people around the world.
ACCESS TO HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES
Widespread hearing loss among Aboriginal children and adults often results in poor access to health services and poor health outcomes.
EAR DISEASE, ANXIETY AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES
PSYCHO SOCIAL ISSUES OF LISTENING PROBLEMS
The trouble with strangers is an information sheet about how meeting new people can be difficult for those with listening dificulties. *
Presentation on psycho social issues of counseling people with late and early onset hearing loss - Newly added Jan 09
Controlling the chaos is an information sheet on how some people with listening problems cope by controlling their environment. *
Think differently to avoid dissapointment is an information sheet about how not understanding about the compensatory cognitive listening skills developed by people with listening problems can sometimes lead to interpersonal problems and depression. *
Listening problems at work. An information sheet about the strengths and challenges of people with listening problems at work.*
COMUNICATION AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
An information sheet on Indigenous housing, hearing loss and social problems
An information sheet on the need to plan communication around change management in remote Indigenous communities because of widespread hearing loss.
An article on how listening problems can compound the effects of trauma in regions were poverty has led to high levels of middle ear disease. The article by Damien Howard is called trauma and tsunami.*
A presentation on Indigenous hearing loss and courtroom communication
An article on Indigenous hearing loss and the criminial justice system
A presentation on Aboriginal hearing loss and governance