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.