Children hearing problems

Different types of Hearing Loss

There are many ways that an onset of hearing loss can be triggered in someone’s ear, including deterioration with age, exposure to loud noises and ear infections. There are three main types of hearing loss, each of which is caused by different factors and require their own specialised treatment.

Hearing loss can be a traumatic experience,

Hearing problems

A look at why people develop tinnitus

Let’s start with a common question that we receive quite a lot since lock-down:  “Can tinnitus be the result of having Covid-19?”  Yes, more and more people complain of tinnitus after they had Covid-19.  Some people even reported a hearing loss in either one or both ears.  But even before Covid-19, there were millions of people around the world that suffered from tinnitus.   

Ear Wax

The Purpose of Ear Wax

Do you clean your ears?  It is inconceivable to think that cleaning your ears is actually not as hygienic as you think.  On the contrary, cleaning your ears can do more harm than good.

So, why do we have ear wax?  Before we get to the ‘why’, let’s first discuss ‘what’ ear wax is? 

Phonak Hearing Aid

7 Tips for using a Phonak Hearing Aid

The Phonak hearing aid is produced by internationally active and renowned Swiss company Sonova (formerly known as Phonak) with years of medical experience and specifically hearing care solution technology research, and they’re one of the largest providers to the sector worldwide. Sonova works on both hearing aids and cochlear implants, and trusted Phonak goods are sold in over 90 countries across the globe…..

Living With Hearing Loss

Living with Hearing Loss

In 2010 the World Health Organisation published a study that showed that 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, and one in five teenagers have hearing loss. These numbers have probably escalated, considering that the study took place six years ago. Hearing loss is a pervasive problem, but one that is not taken seriously enough……

Teaching a deaf child to swim

5 Tips for Teaching a Deaf Child to Swim

As we move towards summer, a lot of people talk about heading to the beach, summer-wear and all things outdoors. With the extremely high temperatures during the summer, most people love to go swimming. It is therefore imperative that every child needs to have access to swimming lessons, not only because it’s an excellent form of exercise…..

Difference Between Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The difference between Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The term ‘deaf’ refers to the condition whereby the ear does not respond to sound the way that it should and does with someone who is not effected by deafness, or ‘hard of hearing’ – which is when someone is unable to hear clearly and easily. In this blog, we will look at the difference between the two…..

Hearing Aids

What do I do if my Hearing Aids get wet?

Most hearing aids are designed to be resistant to moisture, and can even survive being soaked or drenched. Nonetheless, they should be kept away from water as much as possible like most electric devices because it can damage them substantially. However in life we deal with accidents and unforeseen circumstances, such as getting rained on and then your device gets wet…….

Healthy ears _Phonak

What is auditory deprivation?

Why should I wear hearing aids when I struggle to hear? What is AUDITORY DEPRIVATION?

Simply put, you either use your hearing or you lose it! So what does that mean, you may ask.

Well, when we have a hearing loss, the hearing nerves and areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound.

Children hearing problems

Symptoms of possible hearing loss in infants and toddlers

Last week, I posted about WHEN you should bring your pre-school child for a hearing assessment (see previous post). So what about Infants?

Let’s assume that your child has received and passed her/his neonatal hearing screening in hospital. (If your child has not undergone such a hearing screening, it is recommended that you schedule a thorough hearing evaluation).