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Hearing management

Hearing in children

Find information and advice on hearing loss in children here with research and articles on signs and symptoms of ear infections as well as treatment options like grommets for blocked ears.

Cape Town baby's joyful journey to sound after surgery

Neave Fern Barrett's eyes shine brighter every day as she explores the world of sound after becoming the youngest baby in South Africa to get a cochlear implant. Health24 takes you along on her journey to hearing.

Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer

Gene therapy to improve hearing in those with genetic deafness has shown promise in a new trial - a treatment that could greatly improve the quality of life of children born with hearing impairments.

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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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