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Cleaning Ears with Cotton Buds

Mothers seem to have an inexplicable obsession with cleaning their children’s ears. Toiletry companies do nothing to change this behaviour by advertising “ear buds”. The truth is, ear buds are not meant to clean ears at all! Whatever other use they may serve, cleaning ears is not one of them. The ear canal is lined […]

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World Hearing Day

Today (3 March 2016) is World Hearing Day. The theme this year is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’. It aims to highlight that most causes of childhood hearing loss are preventable through public health measures, and that early diagnosis and intervention can mean a normal life for these children. If you or […]

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Youngest recipient of Cochlear Implant in South Africa

Although most cochlear implants are done in children between 1 and 5 years of age, the trend worldwide is to do it earlier and earlier. In this case, any delay might have prevented implantation due to the inner ear becoming obliterated by bone. Youngest CI Recipient in SA (Video) Health 24 – Youngest CI Recipient […]

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