The Eisdell Moore Centre at the University of Auckland is pleased to be holding this short course that introduces public health approaches to hearing impairment and provides tools for advocacy and health promotion.


When: Tues 22 – Fri 25 October 2019

Where:  Tāmaki Campus, The University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland, New Zealand

Cost: NZ$240 for New Zealand and Australian Participants, which includes catering for the 4 days and all course materials.


Background:  466 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss.  Hearing loss and ear disease is estimated to have a high prevalence among Māori and Pasifika communities in New Zealand and in communities in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) where there is a lack of supported national programmes and strategies to prevent and manage hearing loss.  A public health approach is advocated to tackle the growing problem of hearing loss and ear disease. 

Aim: To enable participants to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and the challenges of providing ear and hearing healthcare to underrepresented communities and in Low to Middle Income Countries. The course will familiarise participants with public health approaches to ear and hearing health and show how to develop programmes for hearing loss prevention and management.

 Target Audience:

  • E.N.T. surgeons, Otologists, Audiologists, Paediatricians or allied hearing health professionals, especially in the communication sciences, health planners or NGO workers.
  • Those interested in starting, continuing or resuming a career in ear and hearing health in underrepresented communities or LMICs.
  • Those that wish to learn about the planning principles involved in establishing public health programmes for ear and hearing health.



New Zealand and Australian Residents can register here

Pacific Island Country Residents can register here



For specific enquiries or to have an informal chat about the course, please contact:

Elizabeth Holt

EMC Pacific Research Coordinator 


Meagan Barclay

EMC Research Operations Manager