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Hearing management

Overview

What is hearing loss? Find information and advice on symptoms, treatment and management of hearing impairment in this overview and read about different types of hearing conditions like conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

What is hearing loss?

People who cannot hear are usually described as being “hearing impaired”. This term includes different types of hearing loss, regardless of the nature, cause and extent.

Causes of hearing loss

The causes of hearing impairment can be divided into two main groups, namely genetic (inherited) causes and acquired causes.

Preventing hearing loss

A new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health finds that 14% of people between ages 45 and 59 have hearing loss.

Symptoms of hearing loss

The symptoms of hearing deficiency are so varied that no one symptom would be interpreted as indicating the possibility of a loss.

Treating hearing loss

There are two main types of hearing devices that may be used by people with permanent hearing loss.

Types of hearing loss

Many people associate hearing loss with old age. Although most cases can indeed be attributed to old age, there are many other causes.

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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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