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Audiology training in South Africa

There are many different ways to become an audiologist throughout the world and it is interesting to see how different some of the training routes can be. Dr Cherilee Rutherford, a lecturer in audiology at the University of Cape Town,...

Spotlight on Africa: paediatric ENT focus

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) carries 24% of the global disease burden but employs only 3% of the world’s health workers [1]. Unique workforce considerations exist in SSA including a paucity of skilled health professionals and fluctuant political climates [1,2]. Shazia Peer...

Out of Africa: Audiovannah audiology clinic in Zimbabwe

Audiovannah reception area. In 2015 two Danish audiologists, Jenny Pedersen and Nicolai Pedersen, relocated to Zimbabwe and opened a full service audiology clinic (Audiovannah) in the capital city of Harare. The focus has been to give back as much as...

Remote hearing aid fittings and maintenance – exploring applications in Africa

Introduction Technology and connectivity are allowing audiological services to be provided in novel ways. The field of telehealth, although firmly established over the past two decades, is buoyed by the continued and rapid advances in information and communication technologies. Remote...

2nd ENT Masterclass® South Africa

Report by: Nicholas Goncalves, Registrar Otolaryngology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa was fortunate to host a 2nd ENT Masterclass® as a flagship for the continent of Africa. The first African ENT Masterclass® was held in Cape Town...

4th World Congress on Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries

This meeting aims at promoting widespread access to cochlear implants and other hearing devices in emerging populations. Cape Town, a meeting point of developing and developed technology is a most appropriate venue, and boasts spectacular scenery, an explosion of coffee...

2nd African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Annual Scientific Conference

in association with the 5th Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana meeting and Joint Meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS)

Migration and training: a British-Nigerian surgeon’s perspective

Less than 4% of doctors on the UK’s medical register describe their ethnicity as African or part African, yet there are myriad driving forces behind the migration of medical trainees from Africa to the UK and other developed countries. Ekpemi...

WCA 2018 (World Congress of Audiology)

“On behalf of the International Society of Audiology and the local audiology associations in South Africa, we look forward to welcoming the audiology community to Cape Town South Africa for the 34th World Congress of Audiology, a truly historic event.”...