Hearing management

Updated 07 December 2017

New hearing aid tubing offers greater comfort

Sponsored: Widex's EASYWEAR is a unique hearing aid design that offers greater comfort without compromising on sound quality.


Comfortable hearing aids are just as important as great sounding ones.  

At Widex, it’s our top priority to make comfortable products that fit properly in your ears. That’s why we designed EASYWEAR, a unique design that bends the wires that helps your behind-the-ear hearing aid technology styles stay comfortably in your ears.

What wearers say

EASYWEAR has helped many hearing aid wearers to have a more comfortable hearing aid fit. A patient of Northland ENT in Kansas City, MO had the following to say of his recent hearing aid technology fitting with EASYWEAR:

“The new tubing you placed on my left hearing aid Monday is excellent. The end part has comfortably stayed inside the ear canal and the tubing in front. The older tubing was frequently moving over the canal opening and often the end part was coming out of my ear.  That has completely changed.This tubing makes the hearing aid much more comfortable to wear and also feels much more secure. One result is that the hearing aid stays better located behind the ear and is much more discreet to wear. I hardly notice the aid in that ear. What a huge difference such a small change can make. I really like it.”

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Ask the Expert

Hearing Expert

Dr Kara Hoffman graduated from UCT in 2004, thereafter she completed her year of community service in Durban. In 2010 she completed her Masters Degree in Paediatric Aural Rehabilitation from UKZN. In 2016, she became a Doctor of Audiology through the University of Arizona (ATSU). Dr Hoffman and her partner Lauren Thompson opened a fully diagnostic audiology practice called Thompson & Hoffman Audiology Inc. In 2011 with world-class technology and equipment to be able to offer the broad public all hearing-related services including hearing testing for adults and babies, vestibular (balance) assessments and rehabilitation, industrial audiology, hearing devices, central auditory processing assessments for school-aged children, school screening, neonatal hearing screening programmes at Alberlito and Parklands Hospital, cochlear implants and other implantable devices, medicolegal assessments and advanced electroacoustic assessments of hearing. Thompson and Hoffman Audiology Inc. are based at Alberlito Hospital in Ballito, St Augustines Hospital in Durban and at 345 Essenwood Road, Musgrave. The practices are all wheelchair friendly. There are three audiologists that practice from Thompson & Hoffman – including Dr Kara Hoffman, Lauren Thompson & Minette Lister. The practice boasts professional, highly qualified, and extensive diagnostic services where all your hearing healthcare needs can be met. The additional licensing in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, paediatric rehabilitation and cochlear implantation places this practice in one of the top specialist audiological positions in South Africa, with a wealth of experience in all clinical areas of audiology and is a very well respected and sought-after practice.

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