The Earbus Foundation is a WA-based Children's charity that aims to reduce the incidence of middle ear disease in Indigenous and at-risk children in our state. The Foundation brings together experts from Education, Health, Culture and Communities with the following aims:
1. To engage in activity to reduce the incidence of Otitis media and middle-ear infections in Indigenous and at-risk children of school age and younger in Western Australia;
2. To collect and publish contemporaneous, accurate and meaningful data on OM in children
3. To advocate for timely, effective and appropriate interventions for children suffering from OM
4. To assist other like-minded organisations, wherever they may be, in the pursuit of these objects
The Foundation's professionals have many years of varied and successful experience in the field. Some professionals volunteer their time and expertise to the Foundation to further the cause of OM in Western Australia.
Through the Foundation this team provides core management and strategic leadership for middle-ear health and education programs. The Foundation is particularly supportive of programs that detect, diagnose and treat Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with ear health concerns, delivering a valuable and important service to this at-risk group of children who traditionally have had limited access to health services.
The Foundation's sole focus is combating middle-ear disease.
The Foundation's expert and experienced team can provide core management expertise for program and service delivery including:
• strategic and business planning,
• audiology testing,
• clinical leadership, training and supervision,
• program quality control,
• direct service provision,
• data management,
• patient care and
• logistical organisation.