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Is a Hearing Screening the same as a Hearing Test?

Is a Hearing Screening the same as a Hearing Test?

When trying to decide on the first step in managing one's hearing, it can be confusing to see all the different terms being used by different professionals in their advertising. It is becoming more and more common to see the phrase 'Free Hearing Screening Test'...

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New Product: Unitron Moxi All

New Product: Unitron Moxi All

Recent years have seen us become more and more connected- and this is also true of hearing aids. For the past few years, 'Made for iPhone' has been the big 'buzzword' in audiology communities. Almost all suppliers have been releasing hearing aids that can connect...

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What are Assistive Listening Devices?

What are Assistive Listening Devices?

We all know that hearing aids can change the life of a person with hearing loss by improving their ability to hear. We also know that for some people hearing aids alone are not enough to assist with our complex and constantly changing lives. We are challenged by...

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Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is something that many people experience at some stage of their lives. Usually, hearing loss happens gradually, and often the person doesn’t become aware of the loss before their friends and families begin to notice. It can be difficult for friends and...

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New Product: Signia CROS Pure 312 Nx

New Product: Signia CROS Pure 312 Nx

While hearing aids and other amplification solutions work well for many people, not all ears are able to receive benefit from hearing aids. These so-called ‘unaidable ears’ often have little to no hearing abilities, very poor thresholds or weak speech discrimination...

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Can Diabetes Affect Hearing?

Can Diabetes Affect Hearing?

It is estimated that 7% of adults in South Africa have diabetes- this calculates to approximately 3.85 million people. Diabetes has been known to cause many side effects which can often be devastating and sometimes even life threatening- in fact, diabetes is now our...

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Hearing Aid Misconceptions

Hearing Aid Misconceptions

Hearing aids today are sophisticated, well-designed instruments, not only comfortable to wear but with many options to make them as appropriate as possible to each user. They are designed to cater for all hearing losses and lifestyles and are usually chosen after open...

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What can I expect at my first hearing test?

What can I expect at my first hearing test?

The prospect of having one's hearing tested for the first time can be a daunting one. Sometimes people feel a pressure from friends or family to have it checked, and people are often very worried about what the results will be- even if they already know that there is...

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Whilst hearing aids these days are highly sophisticated devices, they are still just machines, trying to replicate and amplify natural sound. Amplified sounds are quite different to normal hearing and thus take some getting used to. Statistics show that most people...

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How should I clean my ears?

How should I clean my ears?

When it comes to ear hygiene, both the biggest hero and the biggest villain is ear wax. This sticky substance that healthy ears naturally produce is extremely helpful in trapping debris, repelling water, resisting infection and preventing insects and other...

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