STEVE BIKO HOSPITAL TO COMMEMORATE DEAF AWARENESS MONTH

STEVE BIKO HOSPITAL TO COMMEMORATE DEAF AWARENESS MONTH

9/12/2017

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The Steve Biko Academic Hospital together with the Hear X Group will on Tuesday, 12 August 2017, commemorate the National Month of Deaf People by hosting a campaign aimed at increasing awareness around deaf issues. 

During the Campaign, the hospital's Speech Therapy, Audiology and Otolaryngology Departments will conduct hearing screens on 120 staff members, while educating them on the prevalence and economic impact of hearing loss as well as interventions to address the stigma associated it. 

Details of the celebration are as follows:

Date:               Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Time:              10h00am

Venue:            Level 3 foyer Steve Biko Academic Hospital

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Issued by the Gauteng Department of Health

For more information please contact Head of Communications, Prince Hamnca: 076 744 8126 or mediaenquiries@gauteng.gov.za.  For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Department of Health's portal at www.health.gpg.gov.za