Date published: 
17 February 2021
Type: 
News
Intended audience: 
Health sector
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EarTrain is a series of training modules on how to identify, manage and treat ear disease and hearing loss.

It’s free for healthcare professionals who care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ear disease remains a significant issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss. For a child, losing hearing even for a short time can delay speech and development.

Regular ear checks are important for ear health and can prevent hearing loss.

Identifying and treating ear disease early can improve the social and emotional wellbeing of an individual and can lead to better outcomes in education and employment.

TAFE NSW is delivering EarTrain to support you to do the important job of tackling this issue in communities.

TAFE NSW also offers the national accredited unit HLTAUD002 Conduct Play Audiometry to eligible participants at no additional cost.

For more information on joining the program, or if you have questions, eartrain [at] tafensw.com.au (email TAFE NSW).