Care for Kids' Ears

Care for Kids’ Ears helps parents, carers, teachers, teachers’ aides, early childhood workers and health professionals recognise and prevent ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

About ear disease

Read about otitis media and hearing loss.

Recognising symptoms

Learn to recognise the symptoms to catch otitis media early.

Preventing ear disease

Find out what you can do to prevent ear disease.


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The Care for Kids’ Ears 'Strong hearing, strong start' video explains the importance of ear health and getting regular ear checks to teachers, parents and health care workers.


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For parents and carers

Find information to help you prevent and recognise ear disease.

For teachers and early childhood workers

Find information to help teach parents and kids about ear disease.

For health professionals

Find information to help talk to your patients about ear disease.

Talking book

You can listen to our 'Strong hearing, strong start' talking book in English or in 1 of 21 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages. It talks about how to prevent and recognise ear disease, and the importance of getting regular ear checks.


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