Hearing management

Understanding hearing problems

What is otitis media? Learn more about conditions like middle ear infection and acoustic neuroma and find out what these terms actually mean for your hearing.

Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign brain tumour that develops in the acoustic or auditory nerve.

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.

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.

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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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