Koondoola students helped launch the Mobile Advanced Paediatric Audiology Remote Vehicle

Waddington Primary School’s Jaylee Woodley, Jesseleigh Holper and Malcolm Garlett, Telethon Speech and Hearing’s Peta Monley and principal Gary Bryant.
Waddington Primary School’s Jaylee Woodley, Jesseleigh Holper and Malcolm Garlett, Telethon Speech and Hearing’s Peta Monley and principal Gary Bryant.

KOONDOOLA students helped launch Australia's first mobile audiology vehicle last month.

The Mobile Advanced Paediatric Audiology Remote vehicle will benefit children at risk of middle ear disease in remote parts of WA.

Waddington Primary School principal Gary Bryant said the ability to hear was fundamental to a child’s education.

‘The work being done by Telethon Speech and Hearing and the ear health program enhances learning and developmental opportunities in remote communities and we are very glad to be a part of the launch,’ he said.

Telethon Speech and Hearing chief executive Peta Monley said the 5.79 tonne vehicle with four wheel drive capability, would provide life-changing services to the Pilbara and regional WA.