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Cochlear Implant

What is a Cochlear Implant and Who Could It Benefit? In reviewing the nature of the cochlear implant, it is probably just as important to clarify what it is not as it is to explain what, in fact, it is. One of the common misconceptions surrounding this device is that it is some sort of bionic ear w ...

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Hearing Aids South Africa

The Demand for Hearing Aids is Growing in South Africa There can be little doubt that the main reason for the growth in the number of people in need of hearing aids in South Africa has been a parallel increase in the incidence of auditory impairment. Now recognised as the leading cause of deafness ...

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Ringing in the Ears

Managing the Debilitating Effects of Persistent Ringing in the Ears There must be few, if any, that have not, at some time in their lives, experienced the sensation commonly described as a ringing in the ears. Known by the scientific name of tinnitus, it is a phenomenon that, for most people, is a ...

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Types of Hearing Aids

An Overview of the Various Types of Hearing Aids There have been dramatic improvements in design and performance since the early types of hearing aids were first commercially produced. These, too, were a far cry from the days of the ear trumpet and speaking tube, when simple acoustics formed the te ...

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What It’s Like to Be a Deaf DJ

My name is Robbie Wilde, I was born in England with perfect hearing. After repeated ear infections when I was five years old, I went completely deaf in my right ear and was left with only 50 percent hearing in my left. There was always music on in my house when I was little. I loved listening ...

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