Hearing management

Real-life story

Read hearing loss stories from people who have undertaken a hearing test and used treatment measures to improve their quality of life and follow how modern technology has helped them hear properly for the first time.

The gift of hearing

"Harmony!" That’s what Caren Yssel says digital hearing aids have given her – in more ways than one.


On a previous journey, we followed Marissa, who received her first hearing aids at the age of 21. This is her story.

Marissa - the first month of hearing

How often do we take our senses for granted? Imagine not being able to hear or see a thing. Join Marissa Grobler on her journey towards hearing.

Thank you

"The fact that Widex and Health24 put me on the road to hearing laid the foundation for the final step towards obtaining a cochlear implant," writes Marissa.

Marissa - a temporary farewell

My life has changed a lot over the past year and a half. I am beginning to feel more and more a part of the hearing world.

Marissa - the second month

I'm having problems at the moment with pieces of the hearing aid hurting my outer ear. I shall be going to the university on Friday to try and solve this problem.

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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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