7 Tips for Successful Hearing Aid Fitting

7 Tips for Successful Hearing Aid Fitting

Most people know someone with hearing aids- and many of us also know someone who has been unsuccessful with their hearing aids. They might be uncomfortable, unhelpful in certain situations, or they might not be worn at all! If you think you might need hearing aids,...
What Happens to Donated Hearing Aids?

What Happens to Donated Hearing Aids?

For many years our practice has accepted donations of hearing aids that are no longer being used. Some of these came from patients who passed away, and others from those who upgraded to newer technology. Now, to celebrate World Hearing Day 2021, and it’s theme...
World Hearing Day 2021

World Hearing Day 2021

World Hearing Day, started by the World Health Organisation, is celebrated on the 3rd of March each year. But what is it and how are we celebrating World Hearing Day 2021? Where does World Hearing Day come from? World Hearing Day is a day dedicated to promoting...
Communication Strategies Around The Home

Communication Strategies Around The Home

If a member of your household has hearing loss, communication can breakdown. There are so many difficult scenarios just inside your home that might cause miscommunication, which can lead to stress, tension, and even arguments! This blog post is all about communication...
Love Relate- Communicate!

Love Relate- Communicate!

Today’s Guest Blog Post entitled Love Relate- Communicate! is by Andrea Nettel, Counsellor and Founder of The Family Counselling Center in Valyland, Fish Hoek. Love Relate – Communicate! Relate and Connect! At the very essence of our being we are...
Talking to your Partner about your Hearing Loss

Talking to your Partner about your Hearing Loss

When dating someone new, it can be difficult to know how to share the details of your hearing loss and needs. While we encourage people to be confident and share their hearing journey early, it can sometimes be a daunting task. Here are some tips and tricks to use...
Dating with Hearing Loss

Dating with Hearing Loss

The dating scene can be daunting for anyone- but if you have hearing loss, it can be even more stressful. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to prepare for a first date to ensure that your hearing loss won’t get in the way. Here are some tips and...
Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

You’ve finally made the decision to have your hearing tested, and take a step towards better hearing- well done! Now that you’ve started on your journey, how should you go about preparing for your first hearing test? How much time do you need to set aside, and what...
How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

Hearing loss, especially age-related hearing loss, often occurs gradually. Many people do not notice their hearing beginning to change, and a few years can go by before their hearing loss begins to interfere with their communication and activities of normal life. Even...
Why Can You Hear When Your Ears Are Blocked?

Why Can You Hear When Your Ears Are Blocked?

We all know that our ears are responsible for hearing. However, you may have noticed that even when you fully block their ears, you can still hear some sound, although it’s softer and more muffled. Why can you hear when your ears are blocked? Do the ear canals need to...