Autism or hearing loss? The confusing reality…

Difficulty understanding speech, social isolation, communication difficulties, and socially odd behavior are some of the things that spring to mind in association with hearing loss. Interestingly, the same features are commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder...

Feeling left out of the conversation?

Feeling left out of the conversation?  One day you wake up fine and everything is normal, next thing, before you know it, you are up again, and your body is just not what it used to be. Although the aging process happens gradually, its effects hit you suddenly. Like...
I would give her a 10 out of 10

I would give her a 10 out of 10

I wish to place on record, that I have been a patient of Shamim Ebrahim for many years. During which time I have found Shamim to be very friendly, polite, pleasant, courteous and really helpful. I may mention that all my visits and interviews were conducted in a very...
She is an expert in her field-

She is an expert in her field-

My daughter Natasha was diagnosed with a mild to severe hearing loss at 6 weeks. Shamim was there from the first OAE’s to the ABR tests to the many ‘booth’ tests since – holding our family together through the many challenges in her calm, professional and caring way....
Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss This type of hearing loss is caused by a disorder in the cochlea (main organ of hearing) or in the auditory nerve. A very common cause of sensorineural hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea. This type of hearing loss is...
Conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss

This type of hearing loss is caused by any type of blockage to the sound signal, either in the ear canal or in the middle ear. This will cause an inefficient transfer of sound from the outer ear to the inner ear.  If treated timeously and appropriately, this hearing...