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Hearing management

Music and your ears

Music is important to all of us but it shouldn't compromise your hearing. Learn more about hearing loss from loud music and how you can protect your ears here.

Earworms: Let it go

It happens to all of us at some stage where we get a song stuck in our head that won’t stop. It’s called an earworm.

How hearing is tested

When testing someone’s hearing, age is an important consideration, as is the type of hearing loss that one is testing for.

How to get rid of that song in your head

That song that plays on repeat in your head for what seems like hours on end is known as an earworm but luckily for you, scientists may have found a way to put an end to them.

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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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