Name: Christina Kourie
Qualifications: BA Speech and Hearing Therapy, Master of Arts in Speech Pathology (Health Communications).
Where did you qualify?: University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa
HCPC reg number: TBC
Memberships: BAA, AIHHP, HSPCA (South Africa), RCCP
Where have you worked in Audiology?
Hospitals and Private clinics:
O.R Tambo Memorial Hospital (South Africa) – Jan-Dec 2016
The Ear Institute (South Africa)- Jan 2017- November 2018
Sandton Hearing & Balance (South Africa)- Oct 2018- Nov2020
Ent4kids (London) Dec 2020- April 2022.
What were your main duties?
Neonatal hearing screening, Audiological assessments for Pediatrics and Adults, Electrophysiological assessments, Tinnitus assessment and Management, Vestibular Testing, Hearing Aid fitting and verification, Ototoxicity monitoring, Central Auditory Processing assessments.
Why did you get into audiology?
Having a father as a doctor I had always wanted to be involved in the medical field, and to help people. Hearing is such a vital part of our ability to communicate, being an audiologist helps me give access to or even improve on hearing for people who may struggle with this aspect of communication. I’m able to work with people across the age spectrum which I love. I also enjoy technology and working with various hearing aids in the field of audiology excites me.
What do you like about audiology/being an Audiologist?
I love that I am able to find solutions to the problems many of my patients with hearing difficulties may face using modern technology. I love that I am able to work with people from all walks of life to help improve on their quality of life and ability to communicate more effectively in their environments. I feel like I am always giving back and educating in this profession which is important to me as an individual.
What are your areas of interest in Audiology?
What do you like about working at Pindrop Hearing?
What do you like doing in your spare time?
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