PICS: Villagers join in World Hearing Day celebrations

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PICS: Villagers join in World Hearing Day celebrations

Participants register at the Ndlovu Care Group World HearingDay Event at the Community Centre in Dennilton, 3 March 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

‘The first time I wore a hearing aid was as if I was newborn because I had regained my ability to hear,’ said Thandeka Mavuso, 29, who lost her hearing in her teens.

As some people around the world celebrated World Hearing Day yesterday, around 50 villagers of Dennilton in Limpopo were treated to a free screening for early detection and prevention of hearing loss, which affects two-thirds of people living in developing countries such as South Africa. The Ndlovu Wits Audiology (NWA) clinic and outreach programme, which runs a community-based audiology services in the surrounding villages, works in partnership with the Ndlovu Care Group, home to the famous Ndlovu Youth Choir. One of the beneficiaries from the village was Thandeka Mavuso, who lost her hearing in her teens. “I started to notice...



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