Hearing management

Hearing in children

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.

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.

Worcester girl gets new ears

Cassidy Sitella, a Grade 3 pupil from Nuwe Hoop Sentrum in Worcester was born without ears. However her life has now changed after she underwent reconstructive surgery.

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.

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Penny Stevens is a Wits graduate of Audiology. She has been practising for 23 years, 21 of which have been in private practice. Penny is passionate about diagnostic audiology and vestibular assessment. Hearing aid fitting and managing hearing difficulties occupies most of her working day and she loves to know she has made a difference to her patient's lives. Penny is a registered member of the HPCSA as well as SAAA.

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