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Organization: Eastern Cape Department of Education (ZA) Sarah Baartman District

Project title: Hearing loss prevention through safe listening habits

Regions: South Africa

Outline of the event:

The Education Audiologist will first give a talk about general ear and hearing with a local radio station and then present to high school students in the Humansdorp CMC of Sarah Baartman District. The presentation will be live streamed and given face to face at one schools where connectivity is a challenge. The focus of the presentation will be on listening with care and prevention of hearing loss through safe listening habits as teenagers are in the habit of listening to loud music and playing video games with wired, wireless or in-ear earphones. The students will also undergo a hearing ability questionnaire, in cases where clear signs for hearing loss is indicated these learners will be follow-up with for direct PTA hearing screening. The profession of Audiology will also be presented to the students so students who may be interested in the profession can consider it as a career path.

Submitter: Lineo Mawisa