Why Do Some People Become Deaf?

In the course of our daily interactions we will often come into contact with one or more people who appear to experience some degree of hearing impairment. By contrast, we are far less likely to encounter an individual who is totally deaf. In practice, this is a condition that is seen to exhibit varying degrees of severity and, in professional circles; the latter term is one that is reserved...

The Role of an Audiologist in Johannesburg

The audiologist is a specialised healthcare professional whose core activities involve the diagnosis of disorders that affect hearing or the vestibular system and, wherever it may be possible and appropriate, to the implementation of a range of effective corrective measures. In Johannesburg and in around 19 other locations spread across South Africa and the neighbouring state of Namibia, the...

Hearing Aids – Some Valuable Information for Anyone in Need

The number of people displaying evidence of hearing loss is increasing and, thus, so is the need for hearing aids. The result of this trend is a parallel rise in the demand for more detailed information pertaining to the nature of the various types of device available to sufferers today as well as their relative suitability under varying circumstances.

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What Are Audiologists and What Is Their Role?

Primarily concerned with the investigation of the various functions of the ear, audiologists are trained specialists in this field and their role is to study those subjects that may exhibit evidence of impairment to any of these functions. The job includes taking the steps to determine, where possible, its probable cause and then to effect or to recommend a suitable course of treatment. Thou...

The Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss

The term hearing loss is a generic and one that is used to describe any condition in which the sensitivity of one or both ears to sound is reduced to varying degrees as compared to that which is accepted to be the norm. The condition is actually quite distinct from the total inability to detect any sound at all and referred to as deafness. The impairment experienced by a given individual may...


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