Comics give earful

2015-08-11 06:00
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Three local comedians will be performing to help a little girl hear.

11-year-old Launelle Douman from Uitsig was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2012. Her family was only able to afford one hearing aid at the time, which she has been using on her right ear, the weaker of the two.

Despite her challenges, Launelle has managed school without falling behind and is now in Grade 6 with the help of extra tutoring and a speech therapist. But she’ll need a little more help to carry on with a normal education.

Her hearing has deteriorated and Launelle now needs a cochlear implant to help her hear her teachers and carry on participating in extramural activities like singing in the choir, dancing and playing piano.

The total cost for Launelle’s cochlear implant, which includes tests and the operation, is R360 000.

To help make a dent in that sum, comedians Matin Davis, Yaaseen Barnes and Mel Jones will be performing at the Cape Town Comedy Club at the Vandamp;A Waterfront’s Pump­house. V

Tickets for the show on Tuesday 25 August cost R140. Contact Launelle’s mother Leonie on 082 567 9648 or leonie.­douman@­engenoil.­com for more information or to book.

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