Health warriors to help reduce Indigenous ear diseases

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A new program aims to tackle the shockingly high rates of hearing problems among Indigenous children in Northern Territory remote communities.

Community members will be given intensive training to identify ear diseases among Indigenous children.

Up to 90 per cent of remote-living Indigenous children under 3 affected by middle ear diseases, caused by bacterial infections.

Cramped housing conditions are often cited as causes for the transmission of these diseases.

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