Hearing management

Noise

The 10 worst jobs for your ears

Most people wouldn't base their career choice on their hearing but a number of professions can put you at serious risk of noise-induced hearing loss. These are the ten worst jobs for your ears...

Neighbours driving you crazy?

Sunday morning, and you’re revelling in a bit of a lie-in. Then your DIY-mad neighbour charges up his new electric drill. Do you have the legal right to tell him to shut up?

Misophonia: when sounds drive you crazy

You're trying to concentrate at work but the sounds of others typing, clicking pens or sniffing are driving you completely mad. If you can relate, you may be suffering from misophonia.

Why some people can't clap to the beat

A small study suggests that people who can't clap, click or tap their foot in time to a beat may actually synchronise information differently, making them 'beat-deaf'.

Unpleasant sounds

Those irritating sounds always get the best of you, which often fuels your frustrations.

IPod generation risks hearing loss

If it’s too loud, you’re too old, right? Wrong. Listening to loud music for long periods of time is no joke, and research shows that the iPod generation is most at risk.

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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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