If a child's schoolwork slips, don't rule out hearing loss

2019-09-23 14:45

There are children who have been diagnosed with a learning disability when really what they need is a hearing aid.

Study finds how the brain sharpens the hearing of the blind

2019-05-28 11:08

Researchers found that compared to a sighted person, a blind person's auditory cortex was better able to detect small differences in sound frequency.

4 reasons why you should never leave hearing loss untreated

2019-01-28 14:29

Hearing loss can severely affect your quality of life in many ways. Here is why you should treat the problem as soon as you become aware of it.

Can hearing loss influence your balance?

2018-12-10 21:40

Your ears play an important role in maintaining your sense of balance. But how exactly is your balance affected when you suffer from hearing loss?

5 activities that can help you improve your hearing

2018-10-02 05:57

Hearing loss can happen to anyone. These activities can help you improve your hearing and quality of life.

20 lesser known facts about hearing

2018-09-27 12:16

Did you know that snakes and dolphins have no external ears? This is just one of a series of interesting facts about hearing.

Could you be losing your hearing without realising it?

2018-08-28 06:43

Significant loss of hearing isn’t necessarily the only sign that you are busy damaging your ears. Could you be heading for hearing loss without being aware of it?

Healthy eating may protect your hearing

2018-08-13 09:00

Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss.

Could hearing loss be the cause of my child's poor academic performance?

2018-07-09 10:00

Hearing loss, regardless of the severity, can have a negative effect on a child's academic performance.

A speech scientist reveals why the viral 'laurel' versus 'yanny' argument has only one right answer

2018-05-17 11:13

Laurel or yanny — which word do you hear in this recording? Speech experts have weighed in to clarify which side of the viral internet debate is correct and what's going on in our brains when we hear these words.


Why do humans respond to music and monkeys don't?

2019-06-15 15:30

Results of a study suggest that macaque monkeys may experience music and other sounds differently compared to humans.

'Ringing in the ears' may drive some to the brink of suicide

2019-05-03 15:30

A survey of Swedish adults found that 9% of women who suffered from severe tinnitus had attempted suicide.

Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored

2018-12-14 20:03

What you might think is temporary hearing loss may actually be a serious medical condition.

Study supports oxygen therapy for sudden hearing loss

2018-10-10 08:54

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment may be considered as a treatment for sensorineural hearing loss.

Is there a link between iron deficiency and hearing loss?

2018-09-28 07:08

Could a lack of this mineral affect your hearing? This is what medical research shows.

When is surgery an option for hearing loss?

2018-08-28 16:44

Could going under the knife be the ultimate solution for hearing loss? We weigh in on the options.

How to recognise hearing loss in infants

2018-08-14 13:00

It can be a challenge to determine hearing loss in infants as they are not able to respond verbally.

Do animals have better hearing than humans?

2018-08-03 11:00

Has civilisation blunted man's hearing abilities, or have we just evolved in a different direction?

4 foods that can improve your hearing

2018-05-18 10:00

Vitamins are great for your general health and wellbeing, but some are especially good at helping to maintain the quality of your hearing.

SA's hungry children could have this problem later on

2018-03-23 11:00

A new study suggests that improved nutrition could help prevent hearing loss in children.

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