AOSIS published the book Preventive audiology: An African perspective.
The book contributes to preventive audiology in an African context.
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About the AOSIS published book: Preventive audiology: An African perspective
This book is published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
This is an original scholarly book that introduces the concept of preventive audiology, with a specific focus on the African context, and this is in line with the South African re-engineered primary healthcare strategy as well as the World Health Organisation’s approach to ear and hearing care.
The book reflects on contextually relevant and responsive evidence-based perspectives, grounded in an African context on preventive audiology, in four major ear and hearing burdens of disease within the South African context: a) early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI), b) middle ear pathologies, c) ototoxicity, and d) noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
The book represents innovative research, seen from both a South African and global perspective. It offers new discourse and argues for a paradigm shift in how audiology is theorised and performed, particularly in low-and-middle-income country contexts.
Contributors to the book were encouraged to allow their positionality as well as Afrocentric views and perspectives, their research in the field, as well as context to guide their writing; and they were also urged to supply evidence that will guide decision-making and planning around policy formulation, training, clinical care, as well as research within the African context.
- Katijah Khoza-Shangase, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa