Meet Zhuqeelah Scott, an audiologist

As a child I always knew that I wanted to be in the medical field because it would allow me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Growing up, both my mother and grandmother had difficulty with their hearing. This meant that I was always looking for ways to improve communication to ensure that they were not isolated.

Meet Carien

My first introduction to the world of Audiology occurred when my mother was fitted with a pair of hearing aids. I was overwhelmed with the difference it made in her ability to communicate. This experience sparked my interest in the medical field of Audiology.

I graduated with my BSc. Audiology at The University of Cape Town in 2018. I spent the next two years working at a tertiary hospital in East London. While working at the hospital I had the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and grow in the areas of ototoxic monitoring (medications that affect hearing and balance), diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation of patients with hearing loss. I noticed that hearing loss has a detrimental impact on people and those around them, which requires a holistic approach that considers the context of each unique person and their loved ones.

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    I am committed to expanding not only my knowledge, but also my understanding in all areas of audiology as I believe that this will allow me to provide the best possible support to my patients. I am an advocate for patient-centred, holistic care with a focus on improving the quality of life of patients and their communication partners.

    My hobbies include cooking which is an amazing creative outlet to try new combinations and recipes with a delicious outcome. I also enjoy exploring all the hidden gems of Cape Town- its restaurants and adventures!