How to protect your hearing (and signs you're losing it)

Lack of early intervention and diagnosis can make hearing impairment worse over time.

Audiologist at NB Hearing are passionate about hearing and helping those with impairments live their best possible life.

Early intervention allows us to help people to protect, treat and rehabilitate their hearing and quality of life.

Natalie Buttress, audiologist at NB Hearing

CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson visited the audiology firm for a special #WorkingLunch broadcast focusing on hearing.

Audiologist Natalie Buttress and Carien de Jager are both committed to raising awareness about hearing loss.

We encourage people to access audiological services when they first notice a change in their hearing.

Natalie Buttress, audiologist at NB Hearing

They identified common causes and warning signs of hearing loss and also answered questions about treating various conditions.

Hearing loss is insidious and creeps in.

Natalie Buttress, audiologist at NB Hearing

It's very small amounts at a time and your reference constantly changes until you don't know what normal [hearing] is anymore.

Natalie Buttress, audiologist at NB Hearing

The first step is diagnosis.

Carien de Jager, audiologist at NB Hearing

De Jager explains that common causes of hearing loss include genetics, infection, wax or water build up, change in the conductive parts of ear and exposure to harmful noise.

Take a listen to the pair explain the symptoms, types of diagnosis and treatment options:

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