Hearing management


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.

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?

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Heidi Allan is a qualified audiologist and speech-language therapist with 28 years experience both in South Africa and the Netherlands. I am a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the South African Speech-Language Hearing Association and the South African Audiology Association. I have held leadership roles at both provincial and national level in my profession and deliver presentations across the country on aspects of audiology. My areas of particular interest include Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation, diagnostic audiology and public education.

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