Healthy Ears - Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Rural Health West.

This program aims to increase access to a range of services including expanded primary health care for Indigenous Australian children and youth (0-21 years) for the diagnosis, treatment and management of ear and hearing health. HEBHBL will build on existing outreach services and establish new services with a focus on ear and hearing health.

The objectives are to:

  • Increase access to mutlidisciplinary care in primary health care settings.
  • Increase the range of services offered by visiting health professionals to prevent, detect and manage ear disease more effectively. 

HEBHBL supports a service delivery model which includes a multidisciplinary team approach consisting of medical specialists, allied health professionals, general practitioners, nurses and Aboriginal health workers.

For further information, download HEBHBL Service Delivery Standards.

All service providers funded under HEBHBL must demonstrate that they have undertaken appropriate cultural awareness and safety training, or will be willing to undertake training prior to commencing service deliver. For more information visit Cultural Awareness and Safety Training.

Service providers can download a copy of the HEBHBL Service Activity Report here.

If you have enquiries about HEBHBL, please contact Rural Health West on +61 8 6389 4500 or email the Outreach in the Outback team