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Future sounds bright for Lakeside couple

His cochlear implant saved more than his hearing – it also saved his wife’s sanity during lockdown and gave them both the chance of relishing their retirement together, says Frederick Sansom, 73, of Lakeside. “You can imagine the difficulties we were saved from: two oldies stuck...

‘I lost my hearing because of TB treatment’

Phumeza Tisile was 19 years old when she completely lost her hearing. She had been diagnosed with TB and was on medication. When 19-year-old Phumeza Tisile was diagnosed with MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant TB) in 2010 she was devastated at first. With the help of doctors, she was put onto...

Cape Talk: Hard of Hearing interview – Podcast

Anene Engelbrecht was born deaf and received a cochlear implant at the age of 33 years. Listen to her interview on Cape Talk with Pippa Hudson about her cochlear implant as well as her work at the Radisson Hotel where she works as a Financial...

Bidvest Hear for Life Trust / Netcare Foundation Success Stories

  Gamiem Ahjum    Fayaaz Otto   Cinga Lande   Oyena Gulwa   Leah Roodt   Sithenkosi Mdikane

Cochlear implant has 5-year-old dancing

Five-year old Oyena Gulwa received a generous gift, a cochlear implant procedure, sponsored by Bidvest Hear for Life. The procedure was made possible by Netcare Foundation at Netcare N1 city hospital who paid for a surgeon, anaesthetist and private hospitalisation for little Oyena. Click Here to read...

Cochlear wish comes true for Cape Town boy

CAPE TOWN - A dream come true can often be accompanied by unanticipated challenges. This was the case for little Gamiem Ahjum's mother Rashieda, as she nervously watched the minutes tick by while waiting in Tygerberg Hospital. In theatre her son, at a mere two years and...