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guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards

Policy & Guidelines

Task Teams

The Board had received concerns around hearing screening and subsequently decided to develop guidelines that define the training standards for hearing screening and different Task Teams were established as follows:

A. Task Team: Mid- level workers
Mandate is to consider international guidelines and other relevant documents
Task Team members- Audiology Ms Nasim Khan (Convenor)
Ms Liepollo Ntlhakana
Ms Shamilla Maharaj
Task Team members- Speech Therapy Prof Mershen Pillay (Convenor)
Ms Pravisha Ramu
Ms Susan Swart
Ms Zandile Peter

 
 B. Task Team for Language & Culture: Speech Therapy and Audiology
Mandate is to establish standards and protocols which must be followed for screening
Task Team members- Speech Therapy Dr Michelle Pascoe (Convenor)
Dr Thandeka Mdlalo
Dr Daleen Klop
Ms Mikateko Florence Ndhambi
Task Team members- Audiology Prof Lebogang Ramma (Convenor)
Mrs Nomfundo Moroe
Dr Victor Manuel de Andrade
Mrs Farieda Abrahams
 
  
C Board Workgroup
The Mandate of the Task Team is to finalise the Task Teams reports

The composition of appointed board workgroup members: 

Dr Balton,
Prof K Khoza-Shangase
Prof S Singh (co-opted member of Education, Training and Registration committee)
a)     Task Team: Hearing Aid Acoustician Mandate: to establish standards and protocols which must be followed for screening
b)     Task Team: Screening EDHI Mandate: to establish standards and protocols which must be followed for screening
c)     Task Team: Screening Schools Mandate: to establish standards and protocols which must be followed for screening
d)     Task Team: Screening Ototoxicity Mandate: to establish standards and protocols which must be followed for hearing screening and give systematic way of dealing with ototoxicity



Guidelines 
Guidelines for mentors supervising practitioners registered under supervised practice  View document
Guideline for planning STA services at all levels of health care View document
Guidelines on the fitting of hearing instruments for children View document
Guidelines for auditory rehabilitation View document
Guidelines for evaluation and accreditation of Higher Education and Training Institutions View Document
 
 
Standards of practice in Audiology View document
Additional education and training in the area of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation therapy View document
Early hearing detection and intervention programmes in South Africa View document
Protocol to share Board work publicly View Document
Protocol with inputs from the Board View Document
 
 
Draft Guidelines 
Draft diagnostic protocols for paediatric population View document
Draft guidelines diagnostic audiology in adults View document
Draft guidelines Occupational Audiology View document
Draft guidelines for hearing aid selection and fitting for adults View document