“Is hearing loss affecting your freedom to live life to the fullest?”
Meet Fanie du Toit, from NCPD, and Francis Slabber
Fanie du Toit
Fanie is an Adult Education Practitioner and for more than a decade, presenter of the programme, “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde” on RSG, as well as on many Community Radio Stations in SA. He is the senior specialist in hearing impairment & deaf affairs at the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities.
Francis qualified her as a Speech & Language Therapist and Audiologist in 1992 at the University of Pretroia. Although dually qualified, she soon realized that audiology was where her heart and passion was. She relocated to Cape Town in 1999 when she started working at The Hearing Clinic which at that stage was owned and run by Janet Steer. Over the years the practice grew and she soon became a partner and now owns and runs it.
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Communication Challenges & COVID-19
The most complaints that we at the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities have received over these past few weeks is the frustration of hearing impaired or deaf persons not being able to communicate, as the face masks make it impossible to read lips, it muffles the sound, and the distance that has to be observed makes it even more challenging.
Access to Primary Health Care Facilities for Persons with Hearing Loss
Here are some guidelines and background information that can be kept in mind by hearing impaired or deaf persons, as well as health professionals at primary healthcare facilities, in times of screening, testing and possible hospitalization…
For any information relating to the Coronavirus, please visit the SA Government’s COVID-19 Portal at https://sacoronavirus.co.za
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