What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss is when the ear has reduced ability to hear sound. It may involve one, or both ears. A normal human ear is capable of hearing from 20Hz (deep sounds) to 20,000Hz (sharp sounds). Hearing loss may affect the ability to hear the deep and/or sharp sounds. There can be various causes and effect […]

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Risk Indicators Associated with Permanent Congenital, Delayed-Onset, or Progressive Hearing Loss in Childhood.

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing. Pediatrics 2007:120(4):921 The Risk Indicators Include: Caregiver concern regarding hearing, speech, language, or developmental delay. Family history of permanent childhood hearing loss Neonatal Intensive Care Of more than 5 days or any of the following regardless of length of stay: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, assisted ventilation, exposure to ototoxic medications (gentimycin […]

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Protecting your hearing

Hearing is one of our five senses. Noise exposure is one of the things that can damage our hearing. The hearing loss can be temporary, and with time become permanent. How does noise damage hearing? Exposure to loud sound over a prolonged period (85dBA over 8 hours) can start to cause permanent damage to the […]

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Do I need rechargeable hearing aids?

Rechargeable hearing aids entered the market in late 2017. The idea was to design a system where the hearing aid user would not need to constantly change batteries. In order to charge the hearing aids, you will require a charging dock. In the evening you would need to place your hearing aids into this dock […]

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Supporting a Child with Hearing Loss in the Classroom

A guide for teachers and parents Classroom Adaptations A few easy steps can be taken to ensure the classroom is suitable for hearing impaired students: Seat the child at the front of the classroom Ensure that the classroom is well lit Reduce environment noise Carpets, heavy curtains and rubber ends on chair legs can eliminate […]

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5 Tips for Happy Hearing

1. Be confident and stay positive! 2. Reduce sources of Noise in the Environment.Make sure you have a Clear View of the person you are speaking to. 3. Check you hearing aids Batteries are Working. 4. Share that you have difficulty hearing and that people must talk CLEARLY but not shout. 5. Practice requesting for […]

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Finding the Right Hearing Aid for You

When choosing a hearing aid and style we need to consider 3 things: 1) Your Hearing Loss 2) Your Lifestyle and Needs 3) Fashion   Your Hearing Loss The choice of hearing aid and the style will be influenced by the severity of your hearing loss. Certain styles may work, or not work depending on […]

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Communication Tips for the Hearing Impaired

The ability to communicate is essential to all of us. Especially so for those that are hearing impaired. We so often take this sense for granted until it becomes a challenge for ourselves or for someone who is close to us. Part of being hearing impaired also requires you to take responsibility for your communication […]

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Normal Hearing Development in Children

Lets look at Typical Hearing Development.  A newborn (0 to 4 months) usually reacts suddenly to loud sounds through movements such as widening the eyes, jumping or extending the arms and legs. Parents should look for signs of localization from their child. Localization is eye movement or turning the head towards the direction of the […]

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is described as noise that originates within the ear, affecting one ear or both ears. The sounds can be described as ringing, whistling, buzzing, roaring and hissing. Click here to read more on Tinnitus

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