Vera-Genevey Hlayisi

Lecturer and Researcher, Audiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders Division


BSc Aud (2012)

MSc Aud (2017)

Phd Aud (Candidate)


V. Hlayisi is a multiple award-winning clinician, lecturer and health researcher in her field. She is a healthcare leader serving in executive boards of the South African Association of Audiologists as well as the Western Cape Department of Health Facilities Board for the Groote Schuur Hospital. Vera is passionate about youth empowerment to increase transformation and development in South Africa and Africa as a whole, to this end she is also a director at an NGO Little Big Ideas.

Teaching area

Audiological Rehabilitation for pediatric and adult populations

Research interests

Audiological Rehabilitation; Person-Centered Care; Tele-Audiology; Public health Audiology; Hearing health education

Professional memberships

South African Association of Audiologists, Person-Centred Hearing Network


Research profile  

Google Scholar


Hlayisi, V & Ramma, L. (2019). Rehabilitation for disabling hearing loss: evaluating the need relative to provision of hearing aids in the public health care system. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1473507

Hlayisi, V, Petersen, L & Ramma, L. (2019). High prevalence of disabling hearing loss in young to middle-aged adults with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, DOI: 10.1007/s13410-018-0655-9

Hlayisi, V, Rogers, C & Ramma, L. (2019). High risk of falls in young to middle-aged adults (20–55 years) with diabetes. South African Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, 16 (2), 48-52.