Hearing management

Updated 16 September 2016

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.

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Do you ever experience a ringing in your ears? Tinnitus is a common hearing problem affecting as many as one in every five people, yet many of us have never even heard of the condition.

It involves hearing a sound, particularly ringing or buzzing noises, when no sound is actually present and can be caused by a number of factors including age-related hearing loss, a build-up of earwax and exposure to loud noises.

In a series of upcoming articles, Health24’s current Hearing Expert, audiologist Tarryn Richardson, will explore the topic of tinnitus with the aim of creating greater awareness of the condition.

If you have been diagnosed with tinnitus or suspect that you may be suffering from the condition, these articles should assist in answering some of your questions.

There will also be a new series of poll questions in the Hearing Centre that focus on the topic of tinnitus. You will find these on the right-hand side of any page in the Hearing Management Centre.

If you have any concerns regarding your hearing, feel free to ask Tarryn Richardson a question on the Hearing Expert forum

Read more:

10 tinnitus facts 

A visual guide to tinnitus 

Managing tinnitus through mindfulness

 

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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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