Indigenous prisoners in Australia: 9 out of 10 have significant hearing loss

New research into the hearing of Indigenous prisoners has found that a shocking 94% have significant hearing problems. This is compounded by language difficulties that mean that many are not able to hear, nor understand, criminal justice proceedings. This, in a country where a QUARTER of the prison population are Indigenous Australians, (from a prevalence of approx. 2.5% of the general population). Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders suffer many injustices, being arrested and imprisoned wrongly is a significant one. Read a summary here….

Hearing loss hits NT indigenous inmates

 

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