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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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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