For Professionals



5 and 6 February 2015

The University of Pretoria in conjunction with SAAA, SASHLA and SHAA will be hosting a 2 Day Seminar on Audiology and hearing aid advances at Pretoria University on the 5th and 6th of February 2015.

The guest speaker will be Dr Dave Fabry
Dr Dave Fabry holds a Ph.D. in audiology from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes positions as a Research Audiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Chief of Audiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Chief of Audiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr Fabry is a prolific writer, having served as an Associate Editor for Ear and Hearing, Editor of American Journal of Audiology, Associate Editor for Audiology Online and Editor of Audiology Today. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Fabry has presented widely in the U.S. and internationally and has served as a board member and president of the American Academy of Audiology, from which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

Topics will include:
  • What pathologies to look for with various audiograms.
  • How to work out what level of technology to fit by using various tests ie. The Hint and other tests.
  • Ethics of fitting a certain level of technology vs profit.
  • Acclimatizing to wearing hearing aids and aural rehabilitation using computer based applications.
  • Initial best-fit protocols vs what sounds the patient needs ie. Do you do initial best-fit to what sounds good or to actual frequencies needed?
  • The use of remote microphones as assistive devices.
  • The effects of hearing aids on listening effort and mental fatigue.
  • Future trends in hearing aid technology and audiology.

Details of registration, event times, venue and a complete list of topics will follow in the new year. Please save the date and join us for what is going to be an amazing event.

Happy holidays
Fransa Diedrics
SHAA President


Greetings from Otolaryngology-2015!!

We cordially invite “South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association” to partner with us for our upcoming 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Rhinology and Otology to be held during March 18-20, 2015 at Dubai, UAE and participate at this event. The conference will be organized around the theme “Implications and Current Concepts in the field of Rhinology & Otology". The program is a rich mix of formats ranging from keynote sessions featuring many well-known and thought provoking speakers to intense and highly interactive discussion sessions. In order to make conference successful, participation from great organization like yours is very much required. If you are interested, you can conduct your association meeting at this event also. For more information on the conference we request you to go through the following home page link:Visit Website

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Also we are associated with some of the world best societies and associations that collaborates with OMICS International every year to support our conferences which is beneficial to both our organization and as well the associated society or association. To find more about the number of associations collaboration please go through the following links: Visit website

Benefit for Association:
  1. Logo and Link of your association website in the Conference website.
  2. Recognition listing in the final conference program/proceedings.
  3. Verbal recognition at the Inaugural Ceremony.
  4. Opportunity to take over and organize interested scientific track(s)/session(s) if any.
  5. Discounts on registration fee to your members.
Benefit for Speakers:
  1. Every speaker or attendees for the conference will be provided with DOI(Digital Object Identifier) certificate with a specific number for that particular speaker and his abstract which will be a unique number worldwide.
  2. We would also like to inform you that each and every speaker abstract will be published in the relevant OMICS Group Journal with this unique DOI number particularly for all the speakers.
  3. We will be creating a special webpage for every speaker which includes your presentation abstract, research interest, biography and we will include your presentation in the form of PowerPoint in that webpage.
  4. We will also include PPT of your expertise: PPT’s on your research expertise online in our webpage. This webpage would certainly increase your visibility in the scientific community and helps you increase your collaborations with Academia and Industries.
  5. We can arrange B2B meeting with any of the sponsor company or delegates during the conference.
  6. For the Resident Doctors and Speaker we have poster presentation competition for Young Research Forum. For more details please go through the following link: Visit website
Please find the attached conference brochure for the reference and with due respect we request you to kindly go through the following links and reconsider your decision.

We count on your close and constructive participation. Thank you very much!!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Awaiting your swift and favorable response

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