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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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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