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New Partnership with South African Association of Audiologists

New Partnership with South African Association of Audiologists

Fri Aug 31, 2018 03:13 PMBy Amanda Farah Cox

The Ida Institute is pleased to announce our partnership with the South African Association of Audiologists  (SAAA). SAAA is a professional organization advocating and promoting audiology in South Africa by building awareness of the role of audiologists and the services available to people with hearing loss.

“We are proud of the Ida Institute’s work to integrate person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation and we are thrilled to partner with them to ensure the best possible care to people with hearing loss in South Africa. We are also excited to plan our future ventures and to welcome you to the World Congress of Audiology, of which we are a co-host, in October in Cape Town, South Africa,” says SAAA President Susan Strauss.

 “We are pleased to be partnering with the South African Association of Audiologists,” says Ida Managing Director Lise Lotte Bundesen. “South Africa has a long-standing reputation for high-quality audiology education and practice, and the Ida Institute is happy to be working with a professional organization that is committed to raising awareness of hearing care among the public and other medical professions.”

The formal partnership between Ida and SAAA is the latest in an effort to engage organizations around the globe in activities that will strengthen and promote a culture of person-centered care in audiology. The Ida Institute’s growing network of health care stakeholders is comprised of professional organizations, patient organizations, and universities.

About the South African Association of Audiologists

The South African Association of Audiologists is a professional organization working to develop and promote audiology to the public, medical and educational bodies, and other healthcare professions. SAAA aims to provide professional development support to its members while also campaigning to create awareness of the importance of hearing healthcare. Their public awareness initiatives aim to educate the public, medical and educational institutions, and policy makers on the importance of hearing care and conservation, as well as the role and scope of audiologists.

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