Hearing management

Hearing in children

Find information and advice on hearing loss in children here with research and articles on signs and symptoms of ear infections as well as treatment options like grommets for blocked ears.

Is your child hearing you?

If you're concerned about your baby's hearing, the Children's Hospital in Richmond, USA, offers this checklist of typical behaviour.

Cape Town baby's joyful journey to sound after surgery

Neave Fern Barrett's eyes shine brighter every day as she explores the world of sound after becoming the youngest baby in South Africa to get a cochlear implant. Health24 takes you along on her journey to hearing.

Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer

Gene therapy to improve hearing in those with genetic deafness has shown promise in a new trial - a treatment that could greatly improve the quality of life of children born with hearing impairments.

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Rene Hornby has been the owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. 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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