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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

As many people know, our ears are not only responsible for our hearing, but also for our balance. Fluid-filled semi-circular canals give our brains information about where it is positioned in space, which allows the brain to make subtle corrections to our eye and...

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Hearing Aids and the Telephone

Hearing Aids and the Telephone

One of the most common complaints that Audiologists get is that hearing aids do not help with the telephone. A lot of the time this has to do with sound being processed too much - being sent out from a speaker in the phone, picked up by the hearing aids’ microphones,...

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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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