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Pill may save hearing

Vitamin supplements appear to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in lab animals, a new study shows.

What you see is what you hear

Understanding what a friend is saying in the hubbub of a noisy party can present a challenge – unless you can see the friend's face.

The deaf leading the blind

In a small studio three colleagues put together the final edit of television shows. Nothing extraordinary, had it not been that all of them are deaf.

Humans develop bat-like radar

Humans can develop echolocation, a system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to "see" their surroundings, new research has found.

Can deaf people 'hear' voices?

Many deaf people, particularly those who also suffer from schizophrenia report being able to 'hear' voices. This unsettling psychological phenomenon is known as voice hallucination.

Language board supports deaf pupil

The language board has thrown its weight behind the KZN pupil who is taking the department of education to court to declare sign language an official examination subject.

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Karien van der Sandt is a practising and consulting audiologist with 15 years’ private practice experience. She specialises in hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings, aural rehabilitation and counselling with a special interest in paediatrics. Read more

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