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Is inaudible noise making you deaf?

Scientists have discovered that humans can hear sounds much lower than previously thought - a fact that may explain why wind turbines and other inaudible noises can disturb us even though we aren't aware that we're hearing them.

Experts warn about karaoke

Young people in Hong Kong were urged not to sing karaoke without voice training to avoid causing permanent voice damage.

Device spots bacteria in ear

Doctors can now get a peek behind the eardrum to better diagnose and treat chronic ear infections, thanks to a new medical imaging device invented by US researchers.

New clues to reversing hearing loss

Scientists have successfully identified two signalling molecules that are crucial to the development of the cochlea - a finding that may assist in reversing hearing loss.

Roller coasters can damage ears

Roller coaster riders are at risk for a common ear injury that can cause temporary hearing loss and pain, a new case study shows.

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Penny Stevens is a Wits graduate of Audiology. She has been practising for 23 years, 21 of which have been in private practice. Penny is passionate about diagnostic audiology and vestibular assessment. Hearing aid fitting and managing hearing difficulties occupies most of her working day and she loves to know she has made a difference to her patient's lives. Penny is a registered member of the HPCSA as well as SAAA.

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