“Integrity, Empathy, Accountability, Vision, Courage”
— HearUs Committee, 2015



In 2001, Hear Us was established by parents of deaf children who have cochlear implants.

Hear Us exists to financially support deaf people from disadvantaged backgrounds to obtain cochlear implants and to give support to the hearing impaired and their families to realize their full potential in the hearing world.



FUNDRAISING - Money raised is allocated in two ways: to financially assist deaf adults and children who are candidates for cochlear implantation with the costs of the cochlear implant hardware, and, to financially assist the Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Cochlear Implant Unit, with operating costs.

SUPPORT & INFORMATION - For any patients, professionals, families, or interested parties that want information cochlear implantation and the functioning of Hear Us and the Cochlear Implant Unit.


Our short stories..

A new world opened up for us when Lindi received her first cochlear implant at the age of 6 months. It is wonderful to see how she reacts to sound and her name. Just before her first birthday she received her second implant
— Mariza, mother of Lindi Walters

The day of the switch-on I could not believe I was hearing the rain, the wind and the music on my car radio. Two months on I am back at work, involved in meetings and hearing my colleagues around a conference table.
— Diane Gurland became increasingly deaf since the age of 40

I was heartbroken that my daughter, Kate, may never hear my voice. Now she hears, laughs, and sings perfectly. I’m eternally grateful and blessed..
— Sarah Allwood, mother of Kate and Faye, both with cochlear implants

My speech has also improved and I am able to communicate more in the hearing world.
— Darren Archer born deaf and implanted at age 24