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Noise

Learn more about noise pollution and your health here with articles on misophonia, noise induced hearing loss and more on environmental noise factors at work and home.

WATCH: What is a ‘head orgasm’?

Imagine a sound that can cause a pleasurable tingling sensation in the back of your head and neck . . . This rare phenomenon feels so good experts dubbed it a 'head orgasm'.

Will your job cause hearing loss?

Most of us don't pay much attention to noise levels in our workplaces but being consistently exposed to loud noises could lead to noise-induced hearing loss.

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.

Misophonia: when sounds drive you crazy

If you're trying to concentrate at work but the sounds of typing, clicking pens or sniffing are driving you completely mad, 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'.

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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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