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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.

Otitis media

Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity.

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.

Home remedy for ear wax effective

The so-called bulb syringes commonly sold over the counter for ear wax removal may work as advertised - at least for some people, a new study finds.

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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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