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


Acting superintendent of Darwin prison, Mr Bob Miller, was prompted by concerns raised in the 2010 Senate Hearing Health Report, to initiate an investigation into hearing loss among adult inmates in the Northern Territory. There is discussion on the methods used, and the results of the Pure Tone audiometric testing, which found over 94 per cent of Aboriginal inmates were found to have significant hearing loss. The investigation amongst could potentially address the need for a crime prevention strategy to disadvantaged communities.

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