Whānau, family and carers

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My Ears Are Ringing!

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing or other discernible noise in the ears. The sound can be different for each person: whistling clicking ringing and many others There is in fact no external sound source, making the condition very frustrating, often impacting an individual’s ability to hear external sounds. What…

Delivering Cochlear Implant Mapping Remotely

In April 2021, Life Unlimited and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP),  embarked on a collaboration to improve the accessibility of cochlear implant services for people in Taranaki. Cochlear implant recipients in Taranaki previously traveled to SCIP’s Wellington clinic, supported by visiting clinics to New Plymouth once or twice a year. Life Unlimited now works…