Itchy Ears

Itchy Ears

If you’ve recently started wearing hearing aids, you might have experienced itchy ears at the beginning! Or, perhaps, your ears still get itchy after wearing your hearing aids for some time. Itchiness at the beginning is not uncommon, but there are some tips and...
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...
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...
Whistling Hearing Aids

Whistling Hearing Aids

Some years ago one of the biggest things that irritating people about their hearing aids was feedback. Older hearing aids would often make a high pitched scream, like a whistle. This would most commonly occur when the person was close to a surface or another person,...
What is Cauliflower Ear?

What is Cauliflower Ear?

If you’ve watched a professional rugby match, you might have noticed some players’ ears look lumpy or swollen. This is called Cauliflower Ear. This swelling occurs as a result of a blood clot that forms after physical trauma to the outer ear. What is...