Resources to purchase
New resource for families, teachers and childcare workers
Conductive hearing loss and ear infections
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Middle ear infections are one of the most common reasons children visit doctors. These infections often result in temporary hearing loss that can
impact on children's behaviour at home, in childcare and at school. This booklet outlines how to identify when children may have a Conductive Hearing Loss, how
this hearing loss can contribute to behaviour problems, anxiety and learning difficulties. It also discusses what families, childcare
centres and schools can do to minimise the negative effects of these listening problems experienced by so many children during their childhood.
This resource is especially important for those involved with young children, when ear infections are most common, as well for Indigenous children of all ages who
commonly experience persistent ear disease during childhood.
Supporting employees with hearing loss - a guide for supervisors and mentors
Up to 60% of remote Indigenous workers have occupationally significant hearing loss. This booklet outlines how supervisors and employers can support workers with hearing loss.
- Recruitment and retention issues;
- Workplace communication including Meetings;
- Telephone use;
- Training strategies;
- How cultural and linguistic differences can mask hearing loss;
- Useful amplification devices for the work place.
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New Personal Amplification device
A personal Amplification device can help communication at work and at home.
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Otitis Media and Conductive Hearing Loss is a poster for schools, child care centres, health centres and elsewhere. It describes what Otitis Media and Conductive Hearing Loss are, highlights the kinds of social responses associated with CHL and describes what families, teachers and others can do to prevent ear disease and mange hearing loss related communication problems.
There are two posters. The large poster is 500x1200cm. UV inks have been used which protect against fading. It has been produced with high resolution digital printing on 180 gsm stock.
GST and postage need to be added to cost.
DVD 'The Conductive Hearing Loss Story'
The Conductive Hearing Loss Story is a DVD (cost of DVD and support materials $200) that also It describes what Otitis Media and Conductive Hearing Loss are, highlights the kinds of social responses associated with CHL and describes what families, teachers and others can do to prevent ear disease and manage hearing loss related communication problems. It can be used in Aboriginal health centres, schools, childcare to help inform Indigenous people about OM and Conductive Hearing Loss. Feedback from those who have watched it indicate that it prompts referals to have ear disease treated and improves communication in families. Preview the DVD here
This DVD can be used as a stand alone resource for Aboriginal staff and families or it can be used as part of a developmental process where 1) it is shown to local Aboriginal staff and families 2) Then a local DVD is created by involving local people talking about the issue from their perspective.
The Ear Troubles Kit
This kit has been developed to help children, parents and teachers who are dealing with the problems associated with conductive hearing and auditory processing difficulties.
The ear troubles kit includes:
- Resource books for teachers and parents.
- Information on how to identify conductive hearing loss.
- Action lists for teachers.
- A book for children.
The school ear troubles kit is available as a series of electronic documents licenced to be used by staff within a specified school or group of schools. Schools that purchase the kit can also access the online training for a two month period after purchase. Cost of the kit depends on the number of teaching staff within a school.
AUS$190 plus postage and GST
The Health Centre eartroubles kit
The Health Centre kit is mainly for professional developement of staff around the outcomes of widespread Aboriginal hearing loss.
The kit has in it
a DVD of presentation on social outcomes of OM for Aboriginal Health Workers and other Aboriginal staff together with printable participants handout in electronic form and a single printed booklet for staff information or use in face to face training.
A DVD training program for non Aboriginal staff on impact of hearing loss on providing services to Aboriginal children and adults, together with printable participants handout in electronic form and a single printed booklet for staff information or use in face to face training.
Training DVD on implications for health promotion and adult education of Aboriginal hearing loss, together with printable participants handout in electronic form and a single printed booklet for staff information or use in face to face training.
A CD with copies of relevant published articles.
A copy of mixed messages (RR $66) which includes employment and management implications of hearing loss among Aboriginal staff.
A copy of the Indigenous listening survey a brief sceening tool to identify hearing loss among adults
Payment is by cheque or direct deposit. Please email to purchase email@example.com or mail to Phoenix Consulting PO Box 793 Nightcliff Darwin Australia 0814.
The ABN of Phoenix Consulting for Australian buyers is 19075826845