Cape Hearing Aids was started in 1984, when we decided to start in private practice. Our first offices were in Claremont, where we traded under the name Hearing Aid Clinic. Over the years the company has grown and now has 8 branches, all under the shadow of Table Mountain. Cape Hearing Aids has not aligned itself with any single brand of hearing aid as this, then allows the company to provide the best hearing device to suit our client’s particular hearing profile and lifestyle. Our audiologists are knowledgeable and caring individuals who will try to find the best solution to our client’s requirements, and our staff are always happy to go the extra mile. The intention of this website is to introduce or inform, you the reader of some of the products and services that are available.
Sound enters the ear and travels down the ear canal. When it reaches the ear drum the sound waves cause the eardrum to… Read more
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Checking Your Hearing
If you suspect you have a hearing loss, or other hearing problem, it is important to have your hearing tested… Read more
How loud is too loud?
Here is a quick reference to everyday sounds… Read more
Background buzzing, ringing, whistling or other noise… Read more
Untreated hearing loss
What are the effects of untreated hearing loss… Read more
What to ask your audiologist
An important part of successful hearing aid use is finding a hearing aid dispenser… Read more
Hearing Aid Types and Styles
Digital hearing aids are made in five major styles and are categorized by where on or in the ear they fit. Each hearing aid Type has its own characteristics, benefits and problems… Read more
Hearing Aid Technology
Some new hearing aid features can be confusing because of the specialized terminology used to describe them… Read more
Caring for your Hearing Aid
A guide to looking after your hearing aid… Read more
Hearing Aid Prices
Prices range between around five thousand Rands to around sixty five thousand Rands… Read more
Hearing Aid Technology
Since the top hearing aid manufacturers have new product releases at least once a year, our Audiologists always stay up-to-date with the new product development so they can offer the best solution to their clients.
This competition between the manufacturers to lead in their technology is what provides top-of-the-line devices which can improve hearing and quality of life for people with hearing loss.
To the audiologist the changes in technology often solve problems that they may have with their clients.
To keep up with the changes in technology, the audiologist must make sure they are trained and knowledgeable about each new product release. It can take a lot of effort, especially if you use products from multiple manufacturers.
As a hearing aid user, you may or may not be told when a new product comes out. Your audiologist may notify you the next time she sees you, or you could get a newsletter about the new updates.
Typically, if you have recently purchased a hearing aid, you are not likely to purchase a new one just because of some new feature, however if that new feature would improve the users experience, then it should be a consideration. It is important not just to look at the brand of hearing aid, but also at the way their features would influence the users experience.