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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.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Victoria Graff

Lexington-based audiologist believes friendly, knowledgeable staff and a giving spirit have helped keep her in business for 25 years.

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Hearing loss and women | Celebrating International Women’s Day

Changes in hearing can impact women's overall physical health and be an indicator of other chronic diseases and medical conditions.

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Don't let March Madness lead to hearing loss

Excessive noise at NCAA tournament games can lead to hearing loss. Learn the reasons why and what you can do to prevent it.

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The best listening skills won’t help your untreated hearing loss

If you have untreated hearing loss, your ability to listen can be profoundly affected, no matter how hard you try.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation: Tom Webb

Hearing aid wearer Tom Webb is an advocate for the hearing devices he wears and the audiologist who helped restore his ability to communicate with colleagues, friends and family.

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American Heart Month: Heart and hearing healthy recipes

Eating heart healthy foods can also improve symptoms of hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. Get started with our sample menu.

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Why you shouldn't clean your ears with a cotton swab

Even if you have very waxy ears, don't attempt to clean them until you read this.

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Chocolate, wine and hearing loss

Could this sweet show of devotion be negatively affecting your loved one’s hearing health?

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Dating with hearing loss? Assistive listening devices can be your wingman

ALDs can enhance your ability to communicate so you can relax and enjoy your company.

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Five tips for online dating with hearing loss

Popular online dating can be great for people with hearing loss. Here are some tips for starting new relationships with honesty and confidence.

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My accidental triumph over tinnitus

Author Glenn Schweitzer shares the coping approach he discovered accidentally for coping with stressful tinnitus.

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New test uncovers early hidden hearing loss

Deficits in the binaural auditory processing system may signal early signs of hearing loss.

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Binaural hearing: the anatomy behind it

The ears are designed to pick up sounds and transmit them through waves into the brain, but do you ever wonder why we have two instead of one? 

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Is it possible? Can hearing aids be...sexy?

Hearing aids and sex appeal may not seem to be likely bedfellows, but today's high-tech hearing aids offer benefits that certainly can be sexy.

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Let the new year inspire a new start with your hearing loss

Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to move you forward on your hearing loss journey. The new year is a chance for new beginnings, and this includes for your hearing loss.

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Top five hearing aid tips for winter

Just a few adjustments in the way you use your hearing aids this season will help keep them operating effectively all year.

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