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Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign brain tumour that develops in the acoustic or auditory nerve, which is responsible for hearing.

Ear canal infection

Ear canal infection (otitis externa or swimmer's ear) is an infection of the outer ear canal skin and can occur in acute and chronic forms.

An audiogram

An audiogram is the result of a hearing test. On a pure-tone audiogram two qualities of a person’s hearing are shown.

Otitis media

Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity. The middle ear is the area located immediately behind the eardrum.

What is a cochlear implant?

Not all deaf children benefit from conventional hearing aids. Fortunately, there is a solution for some profoundly deaf children or those with total sensori-neural hearing.

Middle ear infection

Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity. The middle ear is the area located immediately behind the eardrum.

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Hearing Care

Karien van der Sandt is a practising and consulting audiologist with 15 years’ private practice experience. She specialises in hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings, aural rehabilitation and counselling with a special interest in paediatrics. Read more

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