Meet Anne, eager to improve the lives of those with hearing loss
I joined the NB Hearing team in 2018. My aim is to care for my patients in a holistic manner and to ensure that their quality of life is not significantly affected by their hearing problems. As a diligent and highly motivated health care professional, I aim to help patients realise that a hearing loss does not have to cause exhaustion and isolation by guiding them to find hearing aids and instruments suitable to their hearing needs and lifestyles. Hearing loss is coined “the invisible disability” and I have a desire to make it possible for people to hear with more ability again.
My passion for helping others, along with my desire to work in the medical profession so that I will be able to serve those in need is what inspired me to become an audiologist. I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2016 with a degree in Audiology (with distinction).
In 2017, I moved to KwaZulu-Natal to complete my Community Service year at the Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. This experience influenced me immensely and I gained a better understanding of the difference I wanted to make in the world by following my passion. I worked with patients of all ages at this hospital and gained insight into the effective assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of patients with hearing loss.
I am a member of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) and I believe that my passion for audiology, along with my strong desire to help people is what enables me to help patients with hearing loss as best as I can.
Areas of interest:
- Hearing aid fittings and rehabilitation for adults and paediatrics.
- Counselling and guiding patients so that they always feel supported.
- Connecting and walking the road of rehabilitation to a better, more connected life.
- Hearing and balance, and the way they are connected.
- Vestibular testing and rehabilitation.
- Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD)