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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Contacting Emergency Services

Contacting Emergency Services

When you’re in an emergency situation, and need help, you pick up the phone and call the police, ambulance, or fire brigade. But for many people who are Deaf, or have a hearing loss, talking on the phone is a challenge, or even impossible. This is made much...
New Products: June to September 2019

New Products: June to September 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 June to September...