Audiology Masterclass Series 2020 – Mridula Sharma

This Masterclass series will take place in person at the Australian Hearing Hub, as well as be offered live through a Zoom webinar from 12-1pm EST on the posted date. Ten days after each live event, a recording of the webinar will also be made available for you to watch via the Short Courses website. You will be notified via email for both the live event and when the recording is available to watch.


Topic 2: The relationship of ear health to indigenous children’s phonological awareness in remote communities in the NT
Location: Zoom webinar
Date: 22 April, 2020
Presenter: Mridula Sharma

Two-thirds of Indigenous Australian children in the Northern Territory (NT) experience poor ear health and associated hearing loss. Indigenous children experience otitis media earlier in life and for longer periods than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Recent literature has highlighted a link between otitis media in the early years of life to impacted auditory processing skills in later childhood. There is also growing interest in the association between auditory processing ability and children’s learning of pre-literacy skills known as phonological awareness that contributes to word reading skills. In the current study, testing was conducted in remote Indigenous communities of Australia to determine associations between effects of pervasive otitis media on Indigenous children’s auditory processing and phonological awareness.


Visit the following link to register now!
Australian Hearing Hub members staff not seeking accreditation can attend the seminars free of charge

Accreditation: Completing this webinar will contribute 1 hour NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation in NSW.


Accreditation: This course has been approved by AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language to offer LSLS™ 1 CEUs per presentation.



The Relationship of Ear Health to Indigenous Children’s Phonological Awareness in Remote Communities in the NT –
in-person event CPD1920 060 Category 1.1 – 1 CPD point
The Relationship of Ear Health to Indigenous Children’s Phonological Awareness in Remote Communities in the NT –
webinar CPD1920 061 Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point