HEAR HEAR

This is the year of the superHEARo

 Implant recipients, parents, teachers, audiologists, surgeons and speech therapists – we salute you!
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WHO ARE WE?

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Southern ENT was founded in 2000 by the directors of the Southern Group of Companies, Dr.Malan de Villiers and Mr. Graham Blackbeard.

We are the proud sole distributors of Cochlear™ Nucleus® and Baha® products in Southern Africa. We are situated in the beautiful heart of Irene, Gauteng.

We strive to provide the best service and support to professionals, individuals with hearing loss, and their families.

MEET THE TEAM

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Leanne Ponte

General Manager

leanne.p@southernear.com

076 150 6008

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Nicolette Van Zyl

Sales & Marketing Manager

nicolette.v@southernear.com

076 150 6935

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Mirisa Meyer

Clinical Support & Research (CI)

mirisa.m@southernear.com

079 507 2092

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Rorisang Mahuma

Admin Officer

reception@southernear.com

012 667 4832 (Ext 1)

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Jacqui  Werner 

Patient Accounts

patientaccounts@southernear.com

012 667 4832 

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Tia Holtzhausen

Customer Relations Officer (CI)

tia.h@southernear.com

012 667 4832 (Ext 4)

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Chirese Schoeman

Baha & CI Product Support

chirese.s@southernear.com

072 443 6442

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Letty Sithole

Stock & logistics controller (Baha)

letty.s@southernear.com

012 667 4832 (Ext 3)

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Chantelle Kemp

Finance

finance@southernear.com

012 667 4460 (Ext 2)

OUR PRODUCTS

Cochlear™ Baha® – Bone Conduction System

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Baha® is suitable for people with middle ear problems who cannot wear conventional hearing aids or have one deaf inner ear.A Baha® bypasses the middle ear and sends sound directly to the cochlea (inner ear) via the skull. A Baha® sound processor can be worn on a softband or on an implant.

SOUND PROCESSORS

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The new Cochlear™ Baha® 5 Sound Processor is not only incredibly small, it’s also unbelievably smart.

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Baha® 4 – A feature-packed sound processor that facilitates wireless technology. You move -it adapts.

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Baha® 3 Power (BP110) - our strongest head-worn sound processor with advanced automatic signal processing

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Cordelle II – the strongest body-worn sound processor. When a head-worn sound processor is not strong enough, the Cordelle might be the right option for you.

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IMPLANTS & SURGERY

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Baha® Attract – The Attract System has a magnetic connection and offers an invisible link between the Baha® sound processor and the implant.

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Baha® Connect – The Connect System has a skin-penetrating abutment that offers a direct connection between the sound processor and the implant for maximised hearing performance.

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ACCESSORIES

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The Baha® Softband is designed specifically for infants and toddlers and is an ideal first step for children not yet ready for an implant. It provides young children with excellent hearing performance and the amplification they need to facilitate language development on par with their hearing peers.

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Cochlear™  Baha  Remote Control (Only compatible with Baha® 4 and Baha® 5)

The remote makes it easy for you to adjust the sound processor settings. Large buttons are especially designed for people with dexterity problems

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Cochlear™ Wireless Phone Clip (Only compatible with Baha® 4 and Baha®5)

The small, light-weight device gives you a hands-free connection to friends and family.  It streams directly to your sound processor and also doubles as a simplified remote control.

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Cochlear™ Wireless Mini Microphone  (Only compatible with Baha® 4  and Baha® 5)

The ultimate portable wireless clip-on microphone transmits speech and sound directly to the sound processor.

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Cochlear™ Wireless TV Streamer (Only compatible with Baha® 4 and Baha® 5)

 The device streams sound directly from the TV to the sound processor.

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FM Receiver

Using a FM receiver makes listening easier in noisy environments such as classrooms.  FM receivers can be specific in terms of how they connect to your Baha® sound processor.

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Audio Adapter (BP100 & BP110)

Enjoy direct input from personal stereos, TV’s, MP3s and Hi-fi equipment.

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Telecoil

A telecoil provides improved hearing over the telephone, and in buildings supplied with a loop facility, e.g. certain schools and cinemas.  The Telecoil sens the signal directly to your Baha®

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Cochlear™ Nucleus® -Cochlear Implants

Cochlear CP920 Sound Processor, CP910 Sound Processor A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.

SOUND PROCESSORS

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Nucleus® 6 - The Nucleus® 6 System is our most advanced hearing solution to date, designed with a clear purpose – to help you simply enjoy smarter hearing.

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The Nucleus® 5 (CP810) System – delivers advanced speech-in-noise hearing with a multidirectional noise management system and SmartSound

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ACCESSORIES

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There are a variety of accessories available to assist with you with getting the best out of your device.

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The NEW Aqua+ makes swimming fun!

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Cochlear™ Wireless Phone Clip (Only compatible with Nucleus® 6)

The small, light-weight device gives you a hands-free connection to friends and family.  It streams directly to your sound processor and also doubles as a simplified remote control.

Read more

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Cochlear™ Wireless Mini Microphone  (Only compatible with Nucleus®6)

The ultimate portable wireless clip-on microphone transmits speech and sound directly to the sound processor.

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Cochlear™ Wireless TV Streamer (Only compatible with Nucleus® 6)

 The device streams sound directly from the TV to the sound processor.

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EVENTS

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ENT/SASLHA/SAAA

CONGRESS 2016

8 – 10 October

Sandton Convention Centre

Johannesburg

For more information contact http://www.entcongress.co.za/

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HEARING

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WHAT IS NORMALHEARING?

  1. Sounds enter the ear canal – Sound waves move through the ear canal and strike the ear drum.
  2. The ear drum and middle ear bones vibrate – These sound waves cause the eardrum, and the three bones (ossicles) within the middle ear, to vibrate.
  3. Fluid moves through the inner ear – The vibrations move through the fluid in the spiral shaped inner ear – known as the cochlea – and cause the tiny hair cells in the cochlea to move and send impulses to the hearing nerve.
  4. Hearing nerve communicates to the brain The hearing nerve then sends the information to the brain with electrical impulses, where they are interpreted as sound.
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WHAT IS A SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS?

This type of hearing loss refers to damage in either the cochlea or the hearing nerve.  A sensorineural hearing loss is associated with ageing or prolonged exposure to excessive noise. It can also be caused by certain medications or even a viral infection.

What can help?  Depending on the severity of the hearing loss, the following may be suitable options to discuss with your audiologist or ear-, nose-, and throat specialist:

  • Hearing aid
  • Nucleus® Cochlear Implant
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WHAT IS A CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS?

This type of hearing loss refers to a problem in the middle- or outer ear.  Sound cannot get to the hearing nerve in a normal way because there might be something blocking the pathway.  Some of these problems may include a perforated eardrum or a closed ear canal.

What can help? Depending on the severity of the hearing loss, the following may be suitable options to discuss with your audiologist or ear-, nose-, and throat specialist:

  • Hearing Aid
  • Baha®
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WHAT IS A MIXED HEARING LOSS?

A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a conductive- and a sensorineural hearing loss.  This means that the inner-, middle-, and/or outer ear is affected.   

What can help? Depending on the severity of the hearing loss, the following may be suitable options to discuss with your audiologist or ear-, nose-, and throat specialist:

  • Hearing Aid
  • Baha®

 

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Our mission

We help people hear and be heard. We empower people to connect with others and live a full life.
We help transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss.
We innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.

Visit www.cochlear.com for more information

Contact

 Southern Implants Office Park

 No. 1 Albert Road

Building no. 2

Irene

1675

 

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