Hearing management

10 January 2017

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Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance.

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Most of us probably take what we can hear for granted – from the drone of traffic in the distance to the crying baby next door.

Our ears do an incredible job of translating the sounds around us into information that our brains can understand. It's as automatic as breathing and happens without us really giving the process much thought. 

Read: How do we hear?

But sometimes loud noise can be damaging to our ears. We take a look at how noise can affect your hearing. 


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AuD degree obtained in 2013 at AT Still University Health Science Depart-ment, Arizona. Masters in Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, 2003. Remedial Teaching Diploma at Rand University, 1996. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, 1993. Owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. Educating the community regarding early identification of hearing problems and screening of new-borns. Providing assistance and services at retirement homes. Part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. External examiner at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. Presenter at conferences and seminars.

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