Hearing management

Your Hearing management Guide

Hearing loss is an invisible problem which can go unnoticed for years and can originate in the ear, in the sound processing areas of the brain or a combination of the two. Knowing the type of hearing loss is necessary in order to provide proper treatment, such as hearing aids or surgery. The symptoms of hearing deficiency are so varied that no one symptom could be interpreted as indicating the condition. Hearing tests are performed to determine how severe the loss is and in which part of the ear the damage is.

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Heidi Allan is a qualified audiologist and speech-language therapist with 28 years experience both in South Africa and the Netherlands. I am a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the South African Speech-Language Hearing Association and the South African Audiology Association. I have held leadership roles at both provincial and national level in my profession and deliver presentations across the country on aspects of audiology. My areas of particular interest include Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation, diagnostic audiology and public education.

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