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30
APR
2019

Your very first sound experience

By Hanneke Rabé This month’s blog theme lies incredibly near to my heart, quite literally in fact.  It is found in the beating chest of the very special person we call “Mom”.  This article is dedicated to the person who gave us our very first sound experience, who introduced you...
01
APR
2019

I can only imagine

By Anne Budden Our theme for April is Experience Liberation with Sound. I thought this was a fitting theme as it is Freedom Day on the 27th of April.  I love the word liberation. For me this word is powerful, positive and has the ability to renew. It carries great weight in South...
21
MAR
2019

The Human Right of Being Heard | For A World in Harmony

By Natalie Buttress South Africa needs the greatest commitment to harmony that we can possibly muster, ever. In all the reaches of our society, we need to have a commitment, on this Human Right’s Day, and all future ones, to walk together, hand-in-hand, in respect and love. It’s...
06
MAR
2019

Hear the world in harmony

By Carien de Jager The third of March is World hearing day.  This day aims to create awareness around hearing and hearing loss.  Why do we need a day to be aware of our hearing?  Every day is filled with communication and interaction with our family friends and co-workers. “The...
15
FEB
2019

Stop, look and listen… baby

By Hanneke Rabe In practice, I have seen the full spectrum of emotions when a couple sits across my desk.  I have seen fights, I have seen laughter, I have seen tears and I have seen the deepest of affection. I have heard the most endearing, tongue in cheek sayings like “Baby...
01
FEB
2019

The Heart of Life

By Anne Budden As an audiologist, communication and relationships are of high importance to me. I have seen that communication break-downs can cause relationships to suffer. I think communication and relationships are what bring meaning to life. It has the power to create change...
10
JAN
2019

Achieving your new “ears” resolutions

By Hanneke Rabe With the return of the festive decorations and ornaments to their tattered brown boxes, the bathroom scale, jump rope, running shoes and ever-so-snug tracksuit pants make their annual appearance.  For one week only, folks! – we set our goals high and we plan to be...
13
DEC
2018

Memories, the gift of sound

Eyes closed, his foot and fingers tapping to the melody of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The sound of silence”. His head nodding as he listened, drifting into a world which I wished I could explore as I watched on as a child. This, the gift of sound. An experience enriched through...
03
DEC
2018

The feeling of giving one of the best gifts, ever!

By Anne Budden The best gifts in life are intangible. They cannot be put in a shop window with a price on. The ability to taste your favourite food, the ability to see the world around us, the ability to touch animals, people and objects, the ability to smell the fresh scent of...
15
NOV
2018

In the ‘HEAR’ and NOW

By Hanneke Rabe Every year is going by faster and faster. Time, our most precious commodity slips out of our grasp faster than you can say “one alligator”. Holiday plans are made, families will get together, stress levels will go up, roads will get busier and we reflect: What did...