Help! My baby didn’t pass the hearing screening

November 24, 2014

  Now what do I do? The first time that you hold your newborn baby in your arms you feel a rush of emotion. Moms are often overwhelmed with feelings of love, relief, pride, dreams of their child’s future and perhaps some anxiety around their baby’s development in the weeks and years to come.   […]

How to tell if your baby has a hearing problem

November 11, 2014

Early intervention can minimise the effects of hearing loss on your child’s development As your baby grows and develops there are key signs to look out for that could indicate that your child has a hearing problem. At any stage, if you sense that your child might suffer from hearing loss it’s important to seek […]

Did you know that some cancer drugs are Ototoxic?

October 29, 2014

This means that they can cause sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and problems with balance. When faced with a life threatening illness like cancer, a serious infection like meningitis or heart disease – your healthcare professional might offer you the option of taking medication that is known to be ototoxic or damaging to your ear. In […]

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

October 3, 2014

Learn more about what it is, what causes it and how it’s treated   – Hearing loss is categorised according to the part of the auditory system that is damaged or affected There are three different types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensori-neural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss.   Conductive hearing loss is […]

What is Sensory-neural Hearing Loss?

September 26, 2014

Learn more about what it is, what causes it and how it can be treated   Hearing loss is categorised according to the part of the auditory system that is damaged. There are three categories of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensori-neural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss.   Sensori-neural hearing loss (SNHL) is the […]