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December 15, 2016
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Yolandé in the Plus 50 Magazine (December ’16 / January ’17 edition)

Hearing loss is defined as a decline in hearing ability that is caused by a variety of factors such as noise exposure, ototoxic medications, medical […]
December 14, 2016
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Yolandé in die pers… (Desember 2016)

Wanneer dit by gesondheid kom, staan “goeie gehoor” en ons ore, dikwels agter in die ry. Tog kla mense gereeld oor irritasies en simptome wat […]
June 9, 2016
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Let’s think again what we teach our children about disabilities.

I kind-of grew up with hearing loss. I went to a primary school in a small town and a friend of mine had severe hearing […]
March 14, 2016
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Expecting – but not hearing loss

Never thought it would happen to me – I was expecting-but not a hearing loss! As an audiologist when one deals with hearing loss everyday, […]
September 30, 2015
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Stikeez project for cancer kids!

One day, a little boy Leanu came into my office, and VERY enthusiastically told me about his Stikeez collection and that he has a few […]
September 11, 2015
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Gehoor in die klaskamer

Is ‘n klaskamer ‘n ideale plek om te leer? Dink daaraan… miskien vir ‘n kind wat 100% normale gehoorvermoens het ja, maar wat van ‘n […]
August 12, 2015
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Use it, or LOSE it!

Doesn’t this sound all too familiar? Wife: ‘’You need to get your hearing tested!” Husband: ‘’There is nothing wrong with my ears, you are the […]
July 27, 2015
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Why audiology?

Hellen Keller said that blindness separates you from things, but deafness separates you from people… Hearing is one of the fundamental aspects that is necessary […]
July 16, 2015
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The person behind the name…

I have been pondering on the idea of a blog for a while now, and here I am, writing the first blog entry. So, the […]