WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Hearing is the sense that helps you stay connected to your loved ones and surroundings.
Not being able to hear optimally has detrimental effects on your quality of life.
Why are we doing this?
The Hearing Research Clinic NPC believe that you should be given the opportunity to know
your hearing status and experience the benefits of hearing optimally.
“Often people delay seeking hearing health care for many reasons.”
Some of these are:
– Finding time
– Not knowing where to start
– Understanding the costs and benefits of seeking help
Why are our philosophies and values different?
We bring hearing health care to you. This means that you do not have to take time off work to visit us, we will visit you at a time and place convenient to you:
– during your tea or lunch break
– in the comfort of your home
You don’t have to rely on a family member to bring you to your appointment; let our audiologists conduct the hearing tests in your own environment.
Why are we a non-profit organisation?
The Hearing Research Clinic NPC, as a non-profit, would like to minimise the costs to you and ensure that your quality of care is not compromised.
Services are therefore charged at medical aid rates to ensure that the clinic is sustainable. The Hearing Research Clinic NPC ensures high quality and standards
of care to our clients, by abiding to evidence-based practices.
According to the World Health Organisation, 360 million people, or over 5% of the worlds’ population, live with disabling hearing loss
Without appropriate diagnosis and intervention, hearing loss has serious consequences on quality of life, societal integration, mental health and participation in society
Having your hearing checked should be a part of your life routine, as you would go to the dentist or have your eyes checked.
It’s really simple. Start by taking our online hearing test for FREE! Or get in touch with us now.
“This novel approach is one of its kind in South Africa and the research conducted will
help to move the profession of Audiology forward, both locally and internationally.”
WHO IS OUR HEARING CARE PROFESSIONAL?
BENEFITS OF HEARING CHECK
Keeping your brain fit is important, it’s your brain that hears not your ears.
Husmita’s Research and Academic achievements:
- First prize at the University of Cape Town medical research day presentation for undergraduate research project.
- Most outstanding master’s research project for 2015 at the annual ENT/Audiology conference by the South African Association of Audiologists.
- Master’s research project was presented at the 6th Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Loss at the Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. in 2015.
Research grants and funding:
Her PhD studies have received an Innovation grant from the National Research Fund (NRF) of South Africa under the emerging researcher’s program and from the University of Pretoria’s Doctoral Research Fund for the completion of her education over three years. To cover some of the operational expenses of her ambitious project, a grant from the Oticon Foundation has also been awarded.
Her PhD studies are supervised together by Professor De Wet Swanepoel of the University of Pretoria and Associate Professor Ariane Laplante-Lévesque from the University of Linköping and Eriksholm Research Centre. Internationally validated and published tools will be used during the clinical encounter from The Ida Institute, Eriksholm Research Centre and many more.