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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...
01
NOV
2018

A special “TO DO” LIST this festive season

By Anne Budden The festive season is fast approaching. Aisles are stocked with bright red, silver, gold and green, and everything will soon be lit up and sparkly. But people with hearing loss begin to dread the festivities of noise because conversations become so exhausting that...
15
OCT
2018

The art of being curious

By Anne Budden Information is everywhere we look. Technology continues to progress and floods us with so much information that sometimes we feel overwhelmed. Today I want to use a lesson I learnt on the art of being CURIOUS. People who ask questions and want to learn more are...
01
OCT
2018

I’m Listening…

By Hanneke Rabé I am sure some of you remember the iconic tagline of the 90s television series “Frasier” when Dr Frasier Crane starts his psychology radio show with: “I’m listening”. I must admit, this was the first thing I thought about when sitting in my university lecture...
25
SEP
2018

Carien’s Sense of Belonging

By Carien de Jager The impact of sound on my life is so much clearer because I work in a world where I am surrounded by people who have lost some, or all of their hearing.  Being an audiologist has made me aware that I am SO grateful for my hearing and the connection that it...
17
SEP
2018

Hanneke’s Favourite Sounds

By Hanneke Rabe The cheerful banging of piano keys at the beginning of Journey’s “Don’t stop believing” setting the scene of a new beginning and adventures to come. Axl Rose’s iconic screech from Guns and Roses’ “Sweet child O’ Mine” painting a picture of his girl’s eyes like the...