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Page last updated: 30 July 2020

Otitis Media Guidelines

The Otitis Media Guidelines provide information to assist primary health professionals to deliver comprehensive, effective and appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience otitis media. And now you can download the Otitis Media Guidelines App on Apple and Android!


The Parent-evaluated Listening and Understanding Measure (PLUM) and the Hear And Talk Scale (HATS) ear health screening questionnaires have been developed to support health professionals, teachers, and early childhood professionals to work with parents to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-5 years who may be at risk of hearing and communication issues.

The PLUM and HATS reveal early signs of hearing difficulty and hindered language development, and provide the foundation for early intervention. The PLUM and HATS are suitable for use in any language.


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