World MS Day

May 30th, 2019

So today, 30 May 2019, marks World MS Day! What is MS? “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers … Continue reading

Speech Therapy – When is the right time?

December 12th, 2018

We as therapists like to use the phrase “prevention is better than cure” and that is why we are firm believers of Early Childhood Intervention or ECI. Early intervention is critical in children with a delay, whether global or speech and language, as … Continue reading

Stuttering – What you need to know!

November 6th, 2018

What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a disruption in the normal patterns of speech and includes repetition of sounds, syllables, or words, prolongation of sounds and silent blocks in speech. Many young children between the ages of 2 and 5 years go … Continue reading

Hearing Loss – Signs to look out for

October 15th, 2018

DO YOUR PARENTS SUFFER FROM HEARING LOSS? SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR PARENT/A LOVED ONE MIGHT SUFFER FROM HEARING LOSS: You often have to repeat yourself and they mishear what you say. They have difficulty following … Continue reading

The importance of vocal hygiene in children

August 30th, 2018

Activities such as brushing your teeth, bathing and washing your hands are forms of hygiene that parents teach and encourage their children to use. However, one form of hygiene that is often overlooked is vocal hygiene. Vocal hygiene can be … Continue reading

Your Hearing Aid and Zinc Air Batteries – What you need to know!

August 7th, 2018

Hearing aids are powered by Zinc Air batteries. Read on to get the most out of your batteries: What is Zinc Air Technology? Zinc air technology uses air from the atmosphere as an active ingredient. This technology is only used … Continue reading

Screen Time – How it affects your child and what you should know!

July 4th, 2018

Living in the 21st century is challenging.  Most households consist of two parents who work full time while still needing to care for a family and a household.  It is during these times that turning to electronics such as the … Continue reading

We go further, to bring you closer!

June 18th, 2018

All new hearing aids and assistive listening technology is available now. Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve better hearing. info@deidrestroebel.co.za

Hearing loss & Dementia – Is there a link?

June 4th, 2018

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­If you were to make a list of health conditions and ailments that become more common as we age, I am sure that a number of things would come to mind. Amongst other common problems, Hearing loss and Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

A is for Apraxia

April 29th, 2018

As a parent, it can often be difficult to deal with the “labels” that your child is given when diagnosed with a speech or language impairment. Even more difficult, can be the reality of not fully understanding what they mean. … Continue reading

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