Free CAA Webinar with De Wet Swanepoel, Ph.D.

Webinar: Connected Technologies for Improved Access in Global Hearing Care 

Date: May 22, 2018  at 12 p.m. ET

Speaker: De Wet Swanepoel, Ph.D., University of Pretoria

Join us on Tuesday, May 22 at 12 p.m. ET for our first webinar with De Wet Swanepoel, Ph.D. as he presents “Connected Technologies for Improved Access in Global Hearing Care”


Hearing loss is a pervasive chronic disability that affects more than a billion people annually. Unsurprisingly, it is a leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Early access to hearing care is critical for optimal outcomes, but for most of those affected it remains out of reach. Novel solutions, capitalizing on advances in technology and connectivity, demonstrate promise for increasing access and quality of care whilst reducing costs. The penetration and ubiquity of mobile phones, even in developing countries, make connected technologies a powerful potential tool for widespread impact.

This presentation will consider two broad approaches to connected solutions for hearing loss including an end-user consumer model and a point-of-care diagnostic device operated by minimally trained facilitators.

Learning points

  1. Participants will be able to describe burden of hearing loss globally
  2. Participants will be gain an understanding on how mHealth solutions can impact hearing care
  3. Participants will be able to describe new community-based service-delivery models enabled by connected hearing care

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Speaker: Prof De Wet Swanepoel, is a professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria


Our first webinar will be open to everyone. Subsequent webinars will be free for our members. These webinars are being recorded and will be available to our Members later.