Hearing management

Updated 17 February 2015

Decibel damage

Listening to your iPod at maximum volume or regularly attending rock concerts will damage your hearing.

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Listening to your iPod at maximum volume or regularly attending rock concerts will damage your hearing. And even if you don’t seek out loud noises, everyday noises can put you at risk. The scary thing is that we often don’t feel that our hearing has been overtaxed before the damage is done.

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The following signs might indicate that you’ve suffered hearing damage: ringing or buzzing noises in your ears; pain in your ears; feeling as if you have cotton wool in your ears; and difficulty hearing after music stops. If any of these sound familiar, consult a doctor or audiologist who can diagnose your hearing problem and advise you on the best way to manage it.

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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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