Resources

Families

Healthy Hearing program resources and information for families.

Your Baby’s Audiology Hearing Test (this publication has the date of June 2009 on the pages)
The Queensland Healthy Hearing program has a Consultative Group that consists of parental, clinical, and academic representatives.

An in-depth consultation with parents was undertaken in 2005/2006, which resulted in the Face to Face report which has been used extensively to inform program development in Queensland and elsewhere.

This report provides a powerful insight into parents’ experiences of children with a permanent hearing loss.

  • How you go safe if I listen you?
    • A video resource for Thursday Island regarding newborn hearing screening.
  • Sound beginnings: understanding your child’s hearing loss.
  • Between you and me: communicating with your baby.

For information on ordering resources please contact e: Healthy_Hearing@health.qld.gov.au

The Parent Professional Charter describes the things which are important to parents of children with hearing loss when working with professionals.

Interpreter services

The Interpreter Services Coordinator within our Hospitals and Health Services is to support the delivery of interpreter services to clients who are not fluent in English or are hearing impaired.

Their  role is to:

  • book, confirm and verify interpreter services
  • develop and deliver awareness strategies for interpreter services
  • organise staff training
  • work with interpreters.

For more information, visit our Interpreter Services page.

Translated resources

The Healthy Hearing brochures ‘Your baby’s free hearing screen’ and the Healthy Hearing consent form is available in other languages.

Health professionals

Audiology Diagnostic Protocols

Data sharing

Early intervention

Guidelines

Screening guidelines and protocols
To assure newborn hearing screening uniformity across all Queensland birthing facilities both public and private newborn hearing screening sites are encouraged to refer to the Healthy Hearing Guidelines and Protocols.

A Systematic Review of the Literature on Early Intervention for Children with a Permanent Hearing Loss

Healthy Hearing parent and service provider consultation

The Queensland Healthy Hearing program has a Consultative Group that consists of parental, clinical, and academic representatives.

An in-depth consultation with parents was undertaken in 2005/2006, which resulted in the Face to Face report which has been used extensively to inform program development in Queensland and elsewhere. This report provides a powerful insight into parents’ experiences of children with a permanent hearing loss.

For more information about the Consultation Group please contact us e: Healthy_Hearing@health.qld.gov.au.

Northern area coordinator
Rowena Lyons
t: 07 4433 1838
Central area coordinator
Delene Thomas
t: 07 3310 6221
Southern area coordinator
Jayne Hegarty
t: 07 3163 5142

Education, training and workshops

Welcome to the Queensland Health Healthy Hearing Online Training Portal.

Ordering resources

Otometrics trading as Natus Medical Pty Ltd Sydney – Contact 02) 9111 5551
The Consent Form is ordered in packets of 100 and is is a 1 sided print.
Please order your new Consent forms through the OfficeMax website and quote code SW011.

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The Referral form is ordered in packets of 100 and is a 2 sided print. Please order your new referral forms through the OfficeMax website and quote code SW012.

Healthy Hearing Program referral form page 1Healthy Hearning Program referral form page 2

Contact us

Queensland Healthy Hearing Program

Rachael Beswick
t: 07 3310 6222

Queensland Hearing Loss Family Support Service (QHLFSS)

t: 1800 352 075 (toll free)
m: PO Box 5492, West End Q 4101