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AHCWA Launches Giant Inflatable Ear to Teach Aboriginal People About Ear Health

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA has unveiled a unique new health education tool – a giant inflatable ear – believed to be the first of its type in Australia. Koobarniny, which means ‘big’ in the Noongar language, was officially launched at the Warlang Festival at Murdoch University earlier this month. The ear is 10 metres wide and 4.1 metres high, takes 30 minutes to inflate and looks like an ear-shaped bouncy castle, which can be used by up to 8 children or adults at a time. AHCWA Chairperson Michelle Nelson-Cox said the design of Koobarniny featured the intricate parts of the inner and outer ear, with colour coded parts. “This inflatable ear will allow people to learn about ear health

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