HI HOPES is a firm believer in the power of research as a learning tool, to improve its work but also as an outreach and advocacy tool.
The programme is based on the complementary relationship between a community intervention guided by research, which also functions as a research site that generates more data that can be used to further develop interventions and sharpen research insights. In this way we have found a combination between practical actions that make a difference in society and the generation of knowledge that has positive impacts on the quality of life of Deaf children and their families.
By ensuring that HI HOPES remains an evidence based programme the Centre for Deaf Studies is showing that this community programme will be of the highest quality as we collect data, evaluate our practice and then learn from it. The HI HOPES dataset is the only longitudinal dataset of its kind in sub Saharan Africa or in Africa as far as we know.
Here are some of our Publications:
- AUDIOLOGICAL TESTING OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTED CHILDREN IN AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA [PDF]
- COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION IN AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA [PDF]
- Sedation for paediatric auditory electrophysiology in South Africa 2016 [PDF]
- The HI HOPES data set of deaf children under the age of 6 in South Africa:maternal suspicion, age of identification and newborn hearing screening 2016 [PDF]
- Narrative review of EHDI in South Africa 2015 [PDF]
- The role of the neonatal nurse in early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa 2012 [PDF]
- TOWARDS INTEGRATED PRACTICES IN EARLY DETECTION OF AND INTERVENTION FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN [PDF]
- ECD policies in South Africa – What about children with disabilities? [PDF]