Hearing management

Real-life story

Read hearing loss stories from people who have undertaken a hearing test and used treatment measures to improve their quality of life and follow how modern technology has helped them hear properly for the first time.

The gift of hearing

"Harmony!" That’s what Caren Yssel says digital hearing aids have given her – in more ways than one.

Marissa

On a previous journey, we followed Marissa, who received her first hearing aids at the age of 21. This is her story.

Marissa - the first month of hearing

How often do we take our senses for granted? Imagine not being able to hear or see a thing. Join Marissa Grobler on her journey towards hearing.

Heading for the hearing world

I am looking for accommodation close to work and that is going to mean that I will find myself entirely in a hearing environment. The prospect is quite daunting.

Thank you

"The fact that Widex and Health24 put me on the road to hearing laid the foundation for the final step towards obtaining a cochlear implant," writes Marissa.

Marissa - a temporary farewell

My life has changed a lot over the past year and a half. I am beginning to feel more and more a part of the hearing world.

Marissa - the second month

I'm having problems at the moment with pieces of the hearing aid hurting my outer ear. I shall be going to the university on Friday to try and solve this problem.

Marissa's journey into 2005

We're well into the New Year and I am very excited about all the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Last year ended on a high for me thanks to Widex.

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Ask the Expert

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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