NB Hearing
we think hearing's important
11
JUL
2018

We all know someone…

By Hanneke Rabé Can you think about someone in your life who has difficulty hearing?  I am sure a name (if not a few) pops up in your mind – which is no surprise considering that the World Health Organisation estimates a global number of people with hearing loss to be...
10
JUL
2018

Why didn’t I do this sooner?

By Anne Caine-Budden In 2016 worldwide, there were 360 Million people living with hearing loss and that has risen to an estimated 466 million in 2018. That is a lot of people! Why are people living with hearing loss? What causes hearing loss and why are people not seeking...
09
MAR
2018

Favourite Reactions to Hearing Aids

Our Audiologists Hanneke Rabe and Anne Caine, write about one of their patients who loves her hearing aids She needed an UPGRADE and it changed her listening experience! Our patient was previously fitted with completely-in-the-canal hearing aids (CICs). Her hearing had changed...
04
FEB
2018

Relationships: A Mom and An Audiologist Team-Up

I doubt that anyone, in their preparation for pregnancy for their baby during pregnancy, ever focussed on how they will cultivate relationships with some of the people that they may need to interact with as their child grow and develop. I for one never thought further than...
16
JAN
2018

An Audiologist’s Experience: The Hearing Aid Waiting List in the Public Sector

Fresh out of university after completing my degree I moved province to embark on a new adventure.  This adventure was working in a Government Hospital that serviced rural Kwazulu-Natal, and an encounter with the Public Sector’s Hearing Aid Waiting List. It was a year of...
23
SEP
2016

Does Hearing Loss Matter?

By NB-Hearing We answer questions about how a hearing loss impacts your life, and whether you should DO something about it. Hearing automatically brings information to the brain, and it is always switched on. Even when we are asleep, the auditory system is awake and alert in...
13
SEP
2016

A Meeting of Minds Over Hearing

I am an audiologist in Cape Town, and I am sitting across the table from my patient. We have just reviewed the results of her hearing test, and we have confirmed exactly why she is struggling to hear in noisy places, and why she cannot understand the American accents on...
16
MAR
2016

A Patient with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Speaks

My problems with hearing started soon after my 60th Birthday in 2009. One afternoon when my daughter called me on my cellphone, I could hardly hear her and thought it was bad reception. She phoned me back and for some reason I then answered with the cell on my right ear and...
10
DEC
2013

What does JOY sound like?

At this time of year, while we are all gearing up for a greatly deserved, happy break, I think about the amazing sensory impact of the holidays. Particularly- the get-togethers with laughter and happiness spilling over the tables in our homes. This year, I also had an experience...
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