Hearing management

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is characterised by a persistent sound in one ear or both ears. It's usually a ringing sound in the ears, but can also be a hissing, roaring or clicking. Learn more about tinnitus symptoms, management and treatment here.

Focusing on tinnitus

In a series of articles, Health24's resident Hearing Expert, Tarryn Richardson, will talk about tinnitus - a condition that causes ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is characterised by a persistent sound in one ear or both ears.

How magnesium may help prevent tinnitus

When nerve cells in the inner ear die the auditory cortex in the brain keeps on relaying sound to the brain, resulting in tinnitus, even when there’s no signal from the ear.

Do you have ringing in your ears?

One in every five people experiences ringing, buzzing or whistling sounds in their ears, known as tinnitus. Learn more about this condition.

Managing tinnitus using mindfulness

Leading audiologist Susan Swart discusses the use of mindfulness as a technique for coping with tinnitus, a ringing or noise in the ears. Mindfulness involves an awareness of oneself and one's body in the present, consciously and without passing judgement.

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AuD degree obtained in 2013 at AT Still University Health Science Depart-ment, Arizona. Masters in Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, 2003. Remedial Teaching Diploma at Rand University, 1996. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, 1993. Owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. Educating the community regarding early identification of hearing problems and screening of new-borns. Providing assistance and services at retirement homes. Part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. External examiner at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. Presenter at conferences and seminars.

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