Ayanda Gina





Ayanda Gina








Research Interests

–       Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

–       Paediatric Audiology

–       Hearing amplification and assistive devices






She obtained her BSC (Audiology) qualification at the University of Cape town in 2009. She further obtained a Masters degree in Early Childhood Intervention (MECI), from the University of Pretoria in 2014. She in currently completing her PhD with the University of KwaZulu Natal. Ms Gina was the co-author in the publication “ The translation of the vertigo symptom scale into Afrikaans: A pilot study”. Her clinical experience involves diagnosing and managing audiological pathologies in the adult and paediatric population. She has interests in paediatric audiology. Ms Gina founded the Madadeni Hospital TB hearing monitoring programme in 2010. She was the co-ordinator of the new-born hearing screening programme in Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Gauteng province from 2013-2015. In 2015-2016, she was the programme manager for the Amajuba New-born hearing screening programme. The programme entailed the development of a universal new-born hearing screening programme in a semi-rural community in KwaZulu Natal. She is currently teaching in the areas of Adult Diagnostic Assessments, Rehabilitation technology and Paediatric Audiology Assessment. She is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision. Is a member of  the KZN Auditory Implant Programme and the Durban Cochlear Implant Programme.



List of Publications

Rogers, C., de Wet, J., Gina, A., Louw, L., Makhoba, M. & Tacon, L. (2011).The translation of the vertigo symptom scale into Afrikaans: A pilot study. South African Journal of communication Disorders. 58. 6-12.

Jayawardena, A., Waller, B., Edwards, B., Larsen-Reindorf, R., Anomah, J. E., Frimpong, B., Gina, A., Netterville, J., Saunders, J and Basura, G. J. (2019). Portable audiometric screening platforms used in low-resource setting: a review. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 133 (2), 74 -79. doi: 10.1017/S00222215118001925

Gina, A., Bednarczuk, N. F., Jayawardena, A., Rea, P., Arshad, Q., & Saman, Y. (2020). Association between in utero HIV exposure and auditory brainstem response. Neurology, 95(20), 928–930. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000010969

Graham, C., Seeley, J., Gina, A., & Saman, Y. (2019). Mapping the content of mothers’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards universal newborn hearing screening for development of a KAP survey tool. PLoS ONE, 14(2), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210764

Gina, A., Bednarczuk, N., Jayawardena, A., Rea, P., Arshad, Q. and Saman, Y. (2021). Universal newborn hearing screening in South Africa: a single -centre study. BMJ Paeddiatrics (in Press)