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OTC personal amplifier research was flawed – SAAA

Natalie Buttress, co-chairperson of the Ethics and Standards Committee of the SA Association of Audiologists, writes that a recent study on the performance of over-the-counter (OTC) personal amplifiers was architecturally flawed and over-confident in the conclusions drawn. ... Read more.
Special from Vodacom for Deaf and hearing impaired persons

I want to inform you of a first ever Contract (low cost) data deal that we have created for ONLY deaf and hearing impaired persons. The deal includes a Smartphone, SMS, data and Top Dog voucher with no voice minutes included. ... Read more.
hearing news Balance and Aging
By Charlotte Shupert

One of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60 is falling, which is often related to balance problems. Each year, between 20 and 40 percent of adults over 65 who live at home fall. The con-sequences of falls can be disastrous; between 12 and 67 percent of elderly adults who fracture a hip die within one year. As a result, major scientific efforts are devoted to determining the causes of falling in older adults in an attempt to reduce this significant health hazard.... Read more.
hearing news The Sound of Silence
‘Shouting Won’t Help,’ by Katherine Bouton

Imagine waking up one morning to find the world unaccountably dim. You turn on the lights and check for the usual suspects like a burned-out light bulb or a particularly cloudy day. Then you notice that the dimness is only in one eye and is interspersed with sudden flashes of bright light. You would probably head to a doctor pretty quickly... Read more.
 
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