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Hearing management

Understanding hearing problems

What is otitis media? Learn more about conditions like middle ear infection and acoustic neuroma and find out what these terms actually mean for your hearing.

Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign brain tumour that develops in the acoustic or auditory nerve.

An audiogram

An audiogram is the result of a hearing test. On a pure-tone audiogram two qualities of a person’s hearing are shown.

Otitis media

Otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the cells lining the middle ear cavity.

What is a cochlear implant?

Not all deaf children benefit from conventional hearing aids. Fortunately, there is a solution for some profoundly deaf children or those with total sensori-neural hearing.

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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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