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OBITUARY: Dr Jakub (“Kuba”) Pietrzak (1940–2024)

Dr Jakub (“Kuba”) Pietrzak, an otorhinolaryngologist and dear friend, sadly passed away on 13 June 2024. Jakub has been ill for some time and has recently experienced setbacks in his health. Dr Jakub (“Kuba”) Pietrzak. (1940-2024) Jakub (referred to as “Kuba” by his wife and close friends) was born in Dabrowice, Poland, on 27 March

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My presentation at the Grand Rounds of the University of Cincinnati

It was a great privilege to have been invited by Prof Myles Pensak to deliver an online presentation at the  University Cincinnati Health Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds on 10 May 2023. The topic was on Neur-otology in Southern Africa. During the presentation, I had the opportunity to highlight some interesting facts about South

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Dr Hofmeyr interviewed on television on the topic of cochlear implantation and hearing loss

Dr Darren Green recently interviewed Dr Louis Hofmeyr on the program “Medies” on kykNET & kie, channel 145. They discussed contemporary issues on hearing and hearing health. What is a cochlear implant The first part of the interview focused on cochlear implantation. It is often said that vision connects people with things, but thathearing connects people with

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Success story of SACIG 2022 pre conference course and workshop

The recently held annual SACIG congress was a success story in more than one way. I was fortunate to participate in the pre-congress workshops organised by Southern ENT/Cochlear and MEDEL. The Advanced Mapping course 2022 During the Advanced Mapping course 2022, hosted by Southern ENT, I presented on Vestibular function and CI: towards a consensus

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Closure of my Pretoria Practice

A Prosperous 2022 to all of you! May you all experience health, wealth and happiness in the New Year that awaits. Over the years, every patient has grown close to my heart. I was blessed to be able to manage both my practices in Pretoria and Cape Town. However, after the passing of my son

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Sluiting van Pretoria Praktyk

‘n Voorspoedige 2022 word u toegewens! Mag die Nuwe Jaar vir u goeie gesondheid, ware rykdom en geluk inhou. Oor die jare het elke pasiënt my na aan die hart kom lê. Ek was voorwaar geseënd om nog beide praktyke, in Pretoria en in Kaapstad te kon behartig. Na die afsterwe van my seun Johan,

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Alterations of vestibular function in cochlear implantation

I am excited to report that this recently completed research topic has now been published as an e-book. Alterations of vestibular function in cochlear implantation is available for free download on the Frontiers of Neurology website. Up till today, the papers have received 17 276 views. Cochlear implantation has established itself as a cost-effective intervention for

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