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Massive prevalence of hearing loss among aboriginal inmates in the Northern Territory

Indigenous Law Bulletin
Volume 7 Issue 28 (Jan/Feb 2012)

Abstract: One little considered factor in the substantial over representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system is the widespread hearing loss amongst Aboriginal adults that is a result of endemic childhood ear disease. Over the last 30 years there has been a growing concern about endemic ear disease and subsequent hearing loss among Aboriginal children in the health and education sectors1, however, little attention has been paid to the impact of widespread hearing loss on Aboriginal adults.

To cite this article: Vanderpoll, Troy and Howard, Damien. Massive prevalence of hearing loss among aboriginal inmates in the Northern Territory [online]. Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 28, Jan/Feb 2012: 3-7. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=368624312605981;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1328-5475. [cited 13 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Vanderpoll, Troy; Howard, Damien; Source: Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 28, Jan/Feb 2012: 3-7 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-5475 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Youth, Aboriginal Australian; Aboriginal Australians--Education; Deafness; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Crimes Victim Support Unit, Northern Territory Justice Department
(2) Principal Psychologist, Phoenix Consulting, and Adjunct Senior Principal Research Fellow, James Cook University

Database: Indigenous Collection