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  • WATCH: UP Expert Lecture Series by Prof De Wet Swanepoel

    Posted on March 28, 2017

    The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, cordially invites you to the 20th lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series: 'Rise of an invisible epidemic - Fighting hearing loss with advances in technology and connectivity' at 17:00 on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.

  • UP Expert Lecture - Prof De Wet Swanepoel

    Posted on March 06, 2017

    Invitation to UP Expert lecture entitled "Rise of an invisible epidemic – Fighting hearing loss with advances in technology and connectivity" Date: 28 March 2017 Time: 18:15 - 19:30

  • National Hearing Test promotes 'Action for hearing loss' this World Hearing Day

    Posted on March 03, 2017

    The theme for this year’s World Hearing Day, on 3 March 2017, is 'Action for hearing loss'. Called a silent epidemic, hearing loss affects 1 in 7 persons annually.

  • UP graduate taking audiology to the community

    Posted on February 15, 2017

    We caught up with Sakhile Nkosi, an audiology graduate, to hear about life after UP.

  • UP hearScreen project sees preschoolers hear again

    Posted on September 12, 2016

    Two children identified with hearing loss in Mamelodi recently received hearing aids through a University of Pretoria initiative.

  • SpeakUP Symposium

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    2-day symposium on current trends in evidence-based practice in Audiology & SLP (6-7 Sept 2016)

  • mHealth solutions in ear and hearing care - symposium

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    Research showcase of mHealth solutions developed at the University of Pretoria - 27 Sept 2016

  • Message banking brings hope for persons with MND

    Posted on July 25, 2016

    Ms Imke Oosthuizen, a master's student at the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP, recently conducted a study on message banking, a relatively new early intervention strategy for persons with MND.

  • Students celebrate International Kangaroo Care Day

    Posted on June 17, 2016

    This year International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day was on the 15 May. The fourth year students currently at Kalafong Hospital helped the mothers celebrate when they attended their practical on Tuesday 17 May.

  • Free hearing test with local app hearZA

    Posted on March 03, 2016

    An app that lets users test their hearing using their smart device has been developed and validated by researchers at UP and was officially launched on 2 March 2016 ahead of World Hearing Day on 3 March.

  • UP innovators rewarded at GAP sciences awards

    Posted on December 11, 2015

    Three researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) received awards at the GAP sciences awards function that took place at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on Friday, 20 November 2015.

  • More accolades for hearScreen

    Posted on October 28, 2015

    The hearScreen innovation - developed by the University of Pretoria - is still making waves and has garnered in more awards in the past few weeks.

  • Hearing tests for Deafness Awareness Month

    Posted on September 30, 2015

    Prof De Wet Swanepoel, an audiologist in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, believes that early detection of hearing problems is the key factor in the treatment of this problem.

  • Turn it down!

    Posted on September 29, 2015

    Prof Bart Vinck and his research group from UP's Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology have done extensive research on the effect that exposure to recreational noise has on hearing loss in young people.

  • Hearing Aid Technology: The What’s, The Do’s and The Don’ts (5 – 6 Feb 2015)

    Posted on January 27, 2015

    This CPD workshop which will specifically focus on the do’s and don’ts on hearing aid fitting practices.

  • UP developed hearing screening App in the news

    Posted on January 27, 2015

    Audiologist at the University of Pretoria, Prof De Wet Swanepoel, has led development of an innovative app, called hearScreen, to screen for hearing loss.

  • UP alumna receives award at US university

    Posted on May 02, 2014

    Prof Brenda Louw, Emeritus Professor and former Head of the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria (2003-2009), has been awarded the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Graduate Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring.

  • Interview with Prof Anita van der Merwe

    Posted on February 18, 2014

    Prof van der Merwe was interviewed by a colleague for The ASHA Leader on her research in speech motor control and apraxia. The ASHA Leader is distributed to more than 150 000 members.

  • The future is HEAR

    Posted on February 04, 2014

    Prof. Bart Vinck, Head of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pretoria, kicks off the UPbeat lecture series with a fun and riveting presentation on the social risks associated with hearing loss.

  • UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children

    Posted on December 06, 2013

    A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiolo

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