Hearing management

Updated 07 December 2017

How does a cochlear implant affect speech development?

The prognosis for normal speech and language development increases dramatically the younger the child is at implantation. This makes early diagnosis of an impairment critical.

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The prognosis for normal speech and language development increases dramatically the younger the child is at implantation. This makes early diagnosis of an impairment critical.

 

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Rene Hornby has been the owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. AuD degree obtained in 2013 at AT Still University Health Science Depart-ment, Arizona. Masters in Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, 2003. Remedial Teaching Diploma at Rand University, 1996. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, 1993. Owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. Educating the community regarding early identification of hearing problems and screening of new-borns. Providing assistance and services at retirement homes. Part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. External examiner at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. Presenter at conferences and seminars.

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