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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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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