Schools and universities are embracing and promoting the use and teaching of South African Sign Language but more still needs to be done.
Most indigenous signed languages in Africa today are marginalised, dominated and suppressed by foreign signed languages.
Unidentified or late identified hearing impairment has significant implications for the speech-language, cognitive and scholastic development of the child.
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities.
Measures to control or reduce workplace noise exposure are critical to reducing hearing loss in workers.
In most developing countries hearing services are not available at primary healthcare clinics and those who need it the most are not screened for hearing loss.
Effective communication in sign language between health workers and deaf patients enhances the provision of safe and effective health care.
This Masters degree sets a precedent in South Africa and gives universities that want to be truly inclusive a lot to think about.