Hearing loss does not only affect the older generation. Actually, more and
more young people are affected by hearing losses caused primarily by
exposure to excessive noise. Studies show that around
500 million people worldwide have a hearing loss. Many of them could
benefit from wearing hearing aids because when hearing loss is detected
and treated, people report significant improvements in many areas of their
The main objective for which the society was established, is generally to
develop and further the interests of the hearing aid profession in South
Africa and elsewhere, in any manner that appears desirable.
The Society has the following objectives:
work towards the introduction of suitable training facilities for those
entering the hearing aid profession.
collect and assimilate information on all matters affecting the common
and separate interests, including the collection from and dissemination
among members of information pertinent to the improvement of the hearing
aid profession in South Africa.
protect the interests of the public by ensuring as far as possible that
only persons qualified to do so are engaged in the hearing aid