Three postgraduate students from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, recently presented their research at two international conferences in Cape Town, namely the 34th World Congress of Audiology and the 4th World Congress of Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries. Aaqilah Bhamjee, Bianca Brewis and Elmien Opperman are post-graduate students in the MA Audiology program and conducted their research in the field of cochlear implants. Aaqilah Bhamjee and Bianca Brewis’s research centred around pediatric cochlear implantation and the titles of their presentations were respectively “Parent-perceived challenges related to the pediatric cochlear implant process and support services received in South Africa” and “Health-related quality of life in South-African children who use cochlear implants”. Elmien Opperman’s research was in the field of adult cochlear implantation and the title of her presentation was “The effect of tinnitus on the health-related quality of life of adult cochlear implant recipients”.
From left to right: Bianca Brewis, Aaqilah Bhamjee, Dr Talita le Roux (research supervisor) and Elmien Opperman.