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Media Alert: First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid at Groote Schuur

21 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, an Ear Surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. The first recipients of the BAHA are two children with hearing loss who will benefit from these implants. The recipients of this life changing operation are Asiphe Ngamlana (aged 13 years) of Khayamandi in Stellenbosch and Kanya Mbaliswana (aged 13 years) of Khayelitsha. Both children have not had maximum benefit from a conventional hearing aid.

The clinical team and patients will be available for interviews and pictures, half an hour prior to the surgery.

Date: 23 February 2011

Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital, Ward F8

RSVP: Wednesday 23 February, 10:00

Media Enquiries: 

Alaric Jacobs
Communications Officer at Groote Schuur Hospital
Tel: 021 404 2188
Cell: 083 412 5608
Fax: 021 404 3254