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...
How Loud is Too Loud for My Ears?

How Loud is Too Loud for My Ears?

With the rise of headphones and earbuds, many of us are choosing to listen to music or other sounds directly into our ears. This is especially true for the younger generations, leading many of their parents and grandparents to wonder whether they might be causing...
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...
Ear plugs for sleeping

Ear plugs for sleeping

Recently we’ve had a number of patients with similar complaints- noisy neighbours, or a snoring partner, that keep them from getting a good night’s sleep. We all know how important it is to get quality sleep, and if a noise in your environment is keeping...