Early hearing screening in South Africa – time to get real about context

Amisha Kanji


Review of published literature related to early hearing detection and
intervention (EHDI) services in South Africa (SA) between 1995 and 2014 has highlighted progress in terms of the journey toward implementation of paediatric hearing screening services. However, in contrast to developed contexts, there are very few outcome studies from developing countries such as SA that support the efficacy of EHDI. This dearth of evidence from developing countries may be due to the lack of integrated, national EHDI programmes.

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Amisha Kanji, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Status; Early hearing detection and intervention; South Africa

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South African Journal of Child Health 2016;10(4):192. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2016.v10i4.1298

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-10-30
Date published: 2016-12-14

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