Audiology and hearing screening – for adults and children – is now available at Ungooroo GP and Health Services. Our staff and registered nurse are accredited and trained in audiology screening for both adults and children.
Ungooroo GP and Health Services is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO). Our expansion into hearing screening services has been made possible through support from local industry.
Ungooroo GP and Health Services would like to thank Yancoal for their support in supplying Ungooroo with the state of the art audiology hearing booth.
This is a major step forward for the local community and has the potential to make significant changes in people’s lives. Research has shown there are significant long-term consequences of chronic otitis media (a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear). Issues includes:
- a delay in speech and language development
- learning difficulties due to delayed speech and language development
- behavioural problems
- problems progressing through school.
Many of these issues can affect individuals for life if the problem is not diagnosed and resolved quickly.
Ungooroo GP and Health services, with the support of Yancoal, are working together to raise awareness of this problem. Yancoal’s Mount Thorley / Warkworth General Manager, Jason McCallum, is pleased to support such a life-changing initiative. “We are proud to be part of a program that helps improve the health of people in our community and makes a difference.”
If you would like to make an appointment to be screened for hearing, please call Ungooroo on (02) 6571 5111 to make an appointment.