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Ear Health Program

Djaalinj Waakinj

­­Ear Health team student Alumni

Cheryl Da Costa, MD

Hrehan Hakeem, MD

Symone Ishak, Honours

Emily Furness, Honours

Elizabeth Weeda, MD

Ann Thomas, MD

Caroline Fanning, MClinAud

Bernice Ong, MClinAud

Holly Richmond, Honours

Sarah Firns, MClinAud

Tara Prentice, MClinAud

Vaishali Varsana, MClinAud

Samantha Pan, MClinAud

Courtney Zoughby, MClinAud

Jacinta Lim, MClinAud

Kerry Majid, MClinAud


June 2022

Immunogenicity, otitis media, hearing impairment, and nasopharyngeal carriage 6-months after 13-valent or ten-valent booster pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, stratified by mixed priming schedules: PREVIX_COMBO and PREVIX_BOOST randomised controlled trials

Australian First Nations children are at very high risk of early, recurrent, and persistent bacterial otitis media and respiratory tract infection. With the PREVIX randomised controlled trials, we aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity of novel pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) schedules.

Published research Ear Infections Aboriginal Health Ear Health Respiratory viral infections
August 2022

The prevalence of and potential risk factors for Developmental Language Disorder at 10 years in the Raine Study

This study sought to determine the prevalence of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in Australian school-aged children and associated potential risk factors for DLD at 10 years.

Published research Early Childhood Development Language Development Ear Health Youth Mental Health Subsite: CliniKids
July 2022

Distinct Streptococcus pneumoniae cause invasive disease in Papua New Guinea

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a key contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality in Papua New Guinea (PNG). For the first time, whole genome sequencing of 174 isolates has enabled detailed characterisation of diverse S. pneumoniae causing invasive disease in young children in PNG, 1989-2014.

Published research Infectious Diseases Ear Health Invasive Streptococcus A Disease