Hearing management

Music and your ears

Music is important to all of us but it shouldn't compromise your hearing. Learn more about hearing loss from loud music and how you can protect your ears here.

Earworms: Let it go

It happens to all of us at some stage where we get a song stuck in our head that won’t stop. It’s called an earworm.

How hearing is tested

When testing someone’s hearing, age is an important consideration, as is the type of hearing loss that one is testing for.

How to get rid of that song in your head

That song that plays on repeat in your head for what seems like hours on end is known as an earworm but luckily for you, scientists may have found a way to put an end to them.

Health warnings for MP3 players

MP3 players could soon come with a cigarette-style health labels to warn users about risks to their hearing, if the EU's executive has its way.

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Hearing Expert

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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