Hearing management

Hearing in children

1 in 5 teens has hearing loss

A stunning number of teens have lost a little bit of their hearing nearly one in five and the problem has increased substantially in recent years.

17 babies born deaf in SA daily

Hearing loss occurs in new born infants more frequently than any other health condition for which new born screening is required.

More girls suffer hearing loss

Boys have been more likely than girls to show signs of a particular type of hearing loss, but girls are catching up - and the portable audio players may be to blame.

Deafness after mumps common

Japanese researchers say mumps-related hearing loss in children may be 20 times more common than previously suggested.

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Hearing Care

Karien van der Sandt is a practising and consulting audiologist with 15 years’ private practice experience. She specialises in hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings, aural rehabilitation and counselling with a special interest in paediatrics. Read more

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