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What do Audiologists See When They Look Into an Ear?

What do Audiologists See When They Look Into an Ear?

If you’ve ever seen an audiologist before, you’ll know that the first thing they do after taking your history is look in your ears. We’ve heard many patients make a joke about being able to see all the way through and out the other side! But what exactly are we...

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Exercising With Hearing Aids

Exercising With Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are supposed to fit into your life and give you access to situations that your hearing loss makes challenging. But, hearing aids aren’t designed to get wet, and can become damaged if exposed to too much moisture. So, how does one go about exercising with...

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Communicating With Someone Wearing a Mask

Communicating With Someone Wearing a Mask

In the current COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, many people are choosing to wear facemasks when out in public. These masks can help to protect yourself and those around you. However, we know that for many people with hearing loss, seeing the person's face, or...

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

What is a Cochlear Implant?

There are a number of options when it comes to the management of hearing loss. Most common is the fitting of hearing aids, and where hearing aids are no longer suitable, a patient may receive a cochlear implant. But, what is a Cochlear Implant? How does it work, and...

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Cancer Treatment and Hearing Loss

Cancer Treatment and Hearing Loss

Facing and fighting cancer can be one of the scariest and most challenging experiences a person can go through. With such a life-threatening disease, doctors will use the best possible treatments in their arsenal to help you beat it. While these treatments may save...

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Can swimming affect hearing?

Can swimming affect hearing?

As South Africa heads into the heat of summer, many people enjoy swimming to cool down. Be it in the pool, lake, or the ocean, there's nothing like a swim to relax you and make the summer heat more bearable. But can swimming affect your hearing? Should you do anything...

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New Products: October to December 2019

New Products: October to December 2019

In a constantly developing field like audiology, we see new products join our portfolio on a regular basis. Let’s have a look at the new hearing aids and related devices that have been released in the last few months. These are the new products from October to...

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Do I need hearing aids in both ears?

Do I need hearing aids in both ears?

When it comes time to consider hearing aids, people are often uncertain about whether they should get one aid or two. We often get asked 'Do I need hearing aids in both ears?'. While every case is unique, and you should certainly be guided by your audiologist, there...

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Hearing and Power Tools

Hearing and Power Tools

Many people are aware that power tools like drills and saws can be loud- but not everyone knows the damage that this loud sound may be causing to their hearing. Even a short period of exposure to these loud levels can cause permanent hearing loss. It is so important...

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What are Real-Ear Measures?

What are Real-Ear Measures?

When fitting a hearing aid, an audiologist takes many factors into account. The audiogram, the output and acoustics of the aid, and the shape of the ear canal must all be considered. Many audiologists use estimations and experience to establish the required gain. We...

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