Hearing checks add to early intervention in North Burnett

“HEARING issues can affect a child at any age, and it is vital to address these as soon as possible,” says IWC’s North Burnett Manager Jenni Toogood, a Health Professional with decades of experience in rural and remote communities. “Hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication, and learning. This is why IWC is working with Hearing Australia to bring a new initiative to North Burnett – free hearing checks for babies and children aged from zero to five years old. “The checks will involve IWC staff and a qualified Hearing Australia-provided Audiologist, who will be able to identify immediately whether a child needs to be referred to an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist.”

New 715 shirt designs announced

IWC is proud to unveil its latest 715 Health Check shirts, available to Indigenous participants in the program. The Indigenous team behind the design is based at the IWC Health and Wellbeing Complex in Bundaberg. 715s are comprehensive annual health checks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and IWC works to build community awareness around their importance.

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