Hearing management

Updated 09 December 2013

Check hearing problems out

If you suspect your child may have hearing or speech problems, it's important to get a professional assessment as soon as possible.

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If you suspect your child may have hearing or speech problems, it's important to get a professional assessment as soon as possible. Problems with hearing or speech and language development can create barriers to social interaction and emotional well-being at a very young age and make it difficult for a child to progress in school.

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Arrange for an evaluation if you suspect your child is having difficulty hearing clearly and understanding what you are saying. If your child has difficulty in pre-school or kindergarten with following instructions or taking part in activities with other children, that may be an indication that your child has hearing or speech and language problems.

Hearing problems in children

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Francis Slabber is a Speech & Language Therapist and Audiologist who has owned and run The Hearing Clinic in Wynberg, Cape Town for the last 17 years. Francis and her team have extensive experience in fitting and supplying hearing aids as well as assistive living devices. Francis has served as the Western Cape Chairperson for the South African Association of Audiologists for three years and has given many talks on the topic of hearing loss and amplification. The Hearing Clinic has a special interest in adult and geriatric hearing impairment, hearing aid fittings and hearing rehabilitation.

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