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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...
10
SEP
2018

My Life With Sound

By Anne Budden When I am not in the office at NB-Hearing you will find me on a mountain either hiking or mountain biking. Exercise and getting out in nature is my daily dose of serotonin. It is in nature where I experience most of my favourite sounds. Sounds of birds, waterfalls,...
03
SEP
2018

Love, Through My Ears

By Natalie Buttress When I hear George Benson’s “Give me the Night”, I am instantly in a night journey home, in the back seat of my dad’s car, with the windows open and the wind snapping my hair across my face. I am 9 years old. I am sun-kissed and tired after a weekend of skiing...
22
AUG
2018

Does your tinnitus keep you up at night?

By Carien de Jager Sleep can be affected by tinnitus. Research supports this link extensively, and it can be reciprocal – where the ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the head and ears may keep people awake, OR; where the lack of sleep and consequent fatigue can...