In this paper, the authors analyse the potential of the NDIS to redress, entrench or extend social (and in turn health) inequities. The paper argues that the way that funding is located, and not simply the amount of funding allocated, matters for health outcomes and inequalities. The paper concludes that ‘personalisation’ approaches can widen inequities and inequalities unless careful consideration is given at both policy design and implementation stages.
By Gemma Carey, Eleanor Malbon, Daniel Reeders, Anne Kavanagh and Gwynnyth Llewellyn
Report by a parliamentary committee. Among many recommendations in the inquiry report - "The Committee recommends that hearing health is made a National Health Priority"
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A Parliamentary committee held a series of public hearings in 2017 to hear from people about Hearing services in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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Hearing health care for adults: priorities for improving access and affordability (United States of America)
Author: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. While the service delivery and funding arrangements for hearing services are different in America compared with Australia, many of the issues raised in the report are similar to those experienced by Deaf and hearing impaired people in Australia.
Action plan on hearing loss (United Kingdom)
Author: ANHS England and Department of Health. The purpose of the Action Plan on Hearing Loss report is to encourage action and promote change across all levels of public service. It identifies how hearing needs can be met and improved for children and adults.
Author: The Ear Foundation. Hearing Loss is a major unaddressed public health issue across Europe which leads to substantial costs to the individual and to public services. Providing today’s hearing technologies change lives and saves society money.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Joint Committee on Infant Hearing. Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation that a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Pediatrics. 2013; 131(4): e1324-e1349. FREE Full Text
American Academy of Pediatrics, Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.Year 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs. Pediatrics. 2007;120(4):898–921. FREE Full Text
Acquired hearing loss
Providing earplugs to young adults at risk encourages protective behaviour in music venues
Glob Health Promotion. 2015 Feb 6. pii: 1757975914558887. [Epub ahead of print]. Beach, Nielsen, Gilliver.
Changing beliefs about leisure noise: using health promotion models to investigate young people's engagement with, and attitudes towards, hearing health
Int J Audiol. 2015 Apr;54(4):211-9. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2014.978905. Epub 2014 Dec 10. Gilliver M, Beach EF, Williams W.
Music to whose ears? The effect of social norms on young people's risk perceptions of hearing damage resulting from their music listening behavior
Noise Health. 2012 Mar-Apr;14(57):47-51. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.95131. Gilliver M, Carter L, Macoun D, Rosen J, Williams W.
Noise with attitude: influences on young people's decisions to protect their hearing
Int J Audiol. 2013 Feb;52 Suppl 1:S26-32. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2012.743049. Gilliver M, Beach EF, Williams W
Hearing protection for clubbers is music to their ears
Health Promot J Austr. 2010 Dec;21(3):215-21. Beach E1, Williams W, Gilliver M.
Leisure noise exposure: participation trends, symptoms of hearing damage, and perception of risk
Int J Audiol. 2013 Feb;52 Suppl 1:S20-5. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2012.743050. Beach EF, Gilliver M, Williams W.
Qualitative study of earplug use as a health behavior: the role of noise injury symptoms, self-efficacy and an affinity for music
J Health Psychol. 2012 Mar;17(2):237-46. doi: 10.1177/1359105311412839. Epub 2011 Jun 27. Beach EF, Williams W, Gilliver M.
Noise levels in fitness classes are still too high: evidence from 1997-1998 and 2009-2011
Arch Environ Occup Health. 2014;69(4):223-30. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2013.771248.
Beach EF, Nie V.
Hearing protection devices: Use at work predicts use at play
Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015 Sep 11:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]. Beach EF, Gilliver M, Williams W
A clinical trial of active hearing protection for orchestral musicians
J Occup Environ Hyg. 2014;11(7):450-9. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2013.875187. O'Brien I, Driscoll T, Williams W, Ackermann B.
The leisure-noise dilemma: hearing loss or hearsay? What does the literature tell us?
Ear Hear. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(5):491-505. doi: 10.1097/01.aud.0000451498.92871.20. Carter L, Williams W, Black D, Bundy A.
Estimating young Australian adults' risk of hearing damage from selected leisure activities
Ear Hear. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):75-82. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e318262ac6c. Beach E, Williams W, Gilliver M.
The objective-subjective assessment of noise: young adults can estimate loudness of events and lifestyle noise
Int J Audiol. 2012 Jun;51(6):444-9. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2012.658971. Epub 2012 Mar 1. Beach EF, Williams W, Gilliver M.
Clubbing: the cumulative effect of noise exposure from attendance at dance clubs and night clubs on whole-of-life noise exposure
Noise Health. 2010 Jul-Sep;12(48):155-8. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.64970. Williams W, Beach EF, Gilliver M.
Hearing threshold levels for a population of 11 to 35 year old Australian females and males
Int J Audiol. 2014 May;53(5):289-93. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2013.873957. Epub 2014 Feb 24. Williams W, Carter L, Seeto M.
Hearing loss, earplug use and attitudes to hearing protection amongst non-orchestral ensemble musicians
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64(3), 132-137. O'Brien, I., & Beach, E. F. (2016).
It’s never too late to hear better is an instructional video and manual for staff and volunteers in aged care facilities will address under-managed hearing care.
Cognitive Decline and Hearing Health Care for Older Adults - Pichora-Fuller
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults - Lin et al 2013