I qualified as an audiologist at the University of Cape Town in 2017. I completed my community service at a small hospital in rural KZN which opened my eyes to the truly disabling nature of hearing loss in patients who have minimal access to services. From 2019 to 2021, I ran the audiology department at Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital, developing services to help patients of all ages with ear-related problems, by providing diagnostic care, hearing assistive devices, rehabilitative services, and counselling in an under-resourced environment.
One of my driving passions is to help people with balance (vestibular) disorders so that I can improve quality of life for people who live with dizziness. Being dizzy can be very disturbing, but good diagnosis and management can make a huge difference. Functional rehabilitation is possible! I am currently completing my Masters in Audiology in vestibular management, through the University of Cape Town, to further care for people with dizziness.