Healthy Hearing Report

Our daily dose of original articles, news and interviews to keep you current about hearing health and hearing aids.

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Understanding How We Hear

Our ears are more than instruments to collect sound. They are also responsible for translating it into electrical impulses for the brain to interpret.

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What Do I Need to Purchase a Hearing Aid?

Visiting a hearing aid center for a hearing test and consultation is the first step in buying hearing aids.

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Medications that Contribute to Hearing Loss

Some of the medications we rely on to cure illness may also be harmful to our hearing health.

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Foods That Boost Hearing Health: The Power of Vitamins

Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy and protecting our hearing health.

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Putting Five Common Tinnitus Myths to Rest

Tinnitus is often described as buzzing, ringing, hissing, humming, roaring or whistling that someone hears in the absence of any external sound.

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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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Understanding Usher Syndrome

Usher syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects hearing, vision and balance.

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Are there medical treatments for hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common hearing loss type and typically cannot be medically treated. Conductive hearing loss, caused by ear wax, middle ear infections, or other disorders, is often temporary and sometimes treatable with medical intervention.

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Understanding Acoustic Neuromas

Small, benign tumors can cause hearing loss, problems with balance, facial numbness, headaches and fatigue.

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Understanding Otitis Media

This medical term is actually the name of a common hearing health problem most parents are all too familiar with.

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Oticon Alta Launch Puts Hearing Technology on Top

Oticon Alta launch proves to be the most comprehensive event for the company's premium technology hearing instrument.

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Understanding Meniere’s Disease

Although the symptoms for Meniere’s Disease seem commonplace, they can be indicators of other serious health issues and should be diagnosed by a doctor.

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The Hearing Conditions You Don’t Know About

This article introduces our next series of articles about lesser known reasons for hearing loss, like viral infections, tumors and other medical conditions.

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Have a Heart: Accompany a Loved One to their Hearing Appointment

Having two sets of ears on hand to hear the results are better than one – especially if there are decisions to make.

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Do hearing aids hurt your ears?

In most cases, hearing aids fit comfortably and do not cause pain or irritation.

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Is Your Hearing Loss Temporary or Permanent?

Regardless of your age, any noticeable change in hearing health should be investigated by a medical professional.

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New Oticon Alta Combines Premium Hearing Technology with a Revolutionary New Fitting Process to Deliver Personalized Sound

Alta’s revolutionary hearing aid fitting process reaches beyond the audiogram to enable practitio...

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Hearing Health Promotes Heart Health

Are you diligent about protecting your hearing? If so, your heart may be healthier as well.

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Exercise responsibly: avoid sensorineural hearing loss

Exercising beyond your fitness level or in classes where the music is playing too loud can permanently damage your hearing.

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Do I Need Two Hearing Aids?

Basically, if you have two ears with hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids, you need two hearing aids. It is important to realize there are no "normal" animals born with only one ear. Simply stated, you have two ears because you need two ears.

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Exercise Helps Your Hearing

Studies show just a moderate amount of physical activity can protect your hearing health.

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Oral Health and Hearing Loss

If you don’t take care of your oral health, harmful mouth bacteria can enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation and narrowing of arteries and blood vessels – including those essential for hearing health in your ears and brain.

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How do I know if I have hearing loss?

Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to aging, exposure to loud noise, medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital or hereditary factors, disease processes and other causes.

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Five habits that are harming your hearing health

Your hearing health may suffer if you don’t resolve to break these bad health habits this year.

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