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Hearing management

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Read our frequently asked questions for answers on hearing problems like, “what are the costs of hearing aids” and, “will my medical aid cover hearing loss as a disability?”.

Our Hearing Care FAQ

Damaged hearing? Tinnitus? Costs of cochlear implants? When is hearing loss a disability? Let the expert answer.

Are all hearing aids the same size?

Hearing aids differ in size – from the older behind-the-ear type to a very small, almost unnoticeable hearing aid, which fits in the ear canal.

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Hearing Expert

Minette Lister graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Pathology (Audiology) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville in 2015. Thereafter, she completed her compulsory year of community service at Phoenix Assessment and Therapy Centre in Durban. In 2017, Minette started working for Thompson and Hoffman Audiology Inc. She is passionate about working with children and adults to diagnose and manage hearing loss using state of the art technology. Minette offers hearing screening programmes for newborn and high-risk babies, as well as school-aged children, in order to decrease the incidence of late or unidentified hearing loss.

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