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Study finds hearing loss not on researchers' radars

A recent review of published medical studies proves hearing loss is not top-of-mind for physicians who treat patients likely to have it. Here's how to improve communication with your medical providers.

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Study shows earplugs worn at concerts make a difference

Live concerts and music festivals create lasting memories, but one study confirms an effective way to make sure they don't also create lasting hearing loss.

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Kids and swim ear plugs: What you need to know

Does your child need swim ear plugs? Here's what you need to know to keep his ears healthy and make a decision that's right for you.

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Foods that boost hearing: Be mindful of your minerals

Studies show mineral-rich foods are helpful in preventing hearing loss but be sure to consult your physician before adding any supplements to your diet.

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What to ask before you buy hearing aids

Before you make the purchase, ask these questions to make sure you’re buying the right type of hearing devices for your budget, lifestyle and degree of hearing loss.

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Top 10 things you need before buying hearing aids

Have you finally decided it's time to take action to correct your hearing loss? Here are the top 10 things you need before you buy hearing aids.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy

With a career that has spanned clinical practice, education and research, Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, along with her staff at Associates in Hearing HealthCare serves patients with commitment to positive outcomes.

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Hearing loss charities that make an impact

Want to make a difference for people who have hearing loss? Support organizations that put hearing loss and its challenges front and center, raising money and awareness for this important cause.

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Summer camp programs for children with hearing loss

For deaf kids or those with hearing loss, summer camps can provide life-changing experiences, boost self-esteem and create lifelong friendships. Here's how to find the right camp for your child.

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How to treat temporary hearing loss

Temporary hearing loss has many potential causes. Treating it depends on the underlying problem. Here are some options for dealing with it quickly.

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Healthy Hearing Conversation | Dr. Lisa Alber

Dr. Lisa Alber brings love for her hometown, a passion for patient care and a can-do attitude to Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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How modern technology is damaging our hearing

Today's technology makes the world a noisy place, but there are ways to lessen the impact it has on your body and psyche.

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New drug cocktail may be future treatment for sensorineural hearing loss

New research discovers a way to regenerate support cells in the cochlea for a possible future hearing loss treatment.

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Airplanes and ear pain: Why it happens and what you can do

Learn about what happens to your ears during air travel and what you can do to prevent pain, discomfort and temporary hearing loss.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and your child’s hearing health

Because ASD affects each child differently, seek help from your hearing healthcare professional if you believe your child is having difficulty with their hearing.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Kevin Delcid

Kevin Delcid tells his journey to better hearing, from the pain of losing his hearing as a young boy to the joy of hearing his young son call him "daddy."

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OTC hearing aids – survey says consumers aren’t sold

Healthy Hearing conducted a national survey to assess opinions about over the counter hearing devices and perceived value of professional hearing care services. The results may surprise you.

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Fact vs. fiction: common hearing aid misconceptions

Hearing aids come with many misconceptions, so we want to debunk some common myths around these marvels of technology. 

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HearStrong Foundation takes aim against untreated hearing loss

Find out about the mission of the HearStrong Foundation and the role its inspirational Champions play in empowering those with untreated hearing loss.

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HLAA takes important steps to help people with hearing loss

Join the thousands of people who have been using their feet to make a difference for people with hearing loss in an HLAA Walk4Hearing fundraiser near you!

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The link between iron deficiency and hearing loss

A recent study sheds more light on the role iron plays in protecting our sense of hearing.

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Ten signs you may have hearing loss

Like any medical condition, the sooner you address hearing loss the better. Here are 10 common signs that you may have hearing loss. 

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Hearing loss in the workplace

Creating a pleasant, effective work environment takes effort on the part of everyone, regardless of your ability to hear.

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How to tell your parents they need hearing aids

If you need to tell your parents it's time to get hearing aids, there are right and wrong ways to approach this difficult conversation. Here are some tips for success.

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