Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand

WITS Audiology WHD2024 hearing care services: changing mindsets and making ear and hearing care a reality for all!

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To celebrate World Hearing Day this year, the final year audiology students from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand, under the supervision of Prof Karin Joubert, provided a variety of ear and hearing care services from the 6th to the 8th of March in Vrededorp and Jan Hofmeyer, disadvantaged communities in Johannesburg. These services included hearing health education, hearing screening for local residents, and a workshop on hearing aid use and care. The local residents also provided testimonials about their experiences with ear and hearing care.

Live event: Yes
Screening: Yes
Traditional media: Yes
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: No
Participation of policymakers: No
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Audiology students and caregivers

Hearing aid workshop

Hearing screening

Hearing screening

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