The 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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Top five occupations causing hearing loss

Some occupations are more dangerous than others when it comes to hearing loss. Check out our top five.

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Is hearing loss self-diagnosable?

If you’re not hearing well or friends and family are urging you to get your hearing checked, don’t rely on self-diagnosis. It’s time to see a hearing healthcare professional.

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How long do hearing aids last?

While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time.

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Tips for navigating your workplace with hearing loss

In the workplace, those with hearing loss must advocate for themselves, be organized and have a good attitude to ensure success.

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The truth about what hearing aids say about you

What does wearing hearing aids tell other people about you? Research shows individuals who wear hearing aids are on top of their game.

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Top five myths about hearing loss

Don't let misconceptions about hearing loss stand in the way of hearing your best.

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Sue Thomas | Breaking barriers with faith, perseverance and a sense of humor

Deaf since the age of 18 months, Sue Thomas became a champion roller skater, concert pianist and FBI agent.

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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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Help to ease tinnitus suffering

If you have tinnitus, don't let the ringing in your ears drive you crazy. Seek help from an audiologist who specializes in treating patients with tinnitus.

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Hearing assistance dogs are changing lives

In honor of National Puppy day, read about the remarkable capabilities of hearing assistance dogs and how they are changing lives.

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Are your hearing aids ready for fun in the sun?

Before you go on spring break, make sure your hearing aids are prepared for the onslaught of wind, water and sand.

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New device delivers medicine directly to the inner ear

A new invention can deliver drugs to the previously inaccessible inner ear.

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Linda Bove | One woman's impact on public awareness

In honor of Women's History Month, we are profiling a pioneer of public awareness for Deaf culture. Linda Bove is a groundbreaking actress and an accomplished owner, producer and thespian of the country’s most renowned theater of the deaf.

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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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The vaping and hearing loss controversy

Are e-cigarettes putting the hearing of you or your loved ones at risk?

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Hearing aids and tax time

Hearing aids and other costs related to treating hearing loss can be included as medical deductions on your taxes.

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When to take your child to a hearing professional

There are a number of reasons why your child may develop hearing loss. It’s important to seek help as soon as you notice a potential problem.

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Study shows hearing loss affects infant babble

An important new study about the role of baby babble in language development highlights the importance of early intervention for hearing loss.

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Alice Cogswell | One girl’s impact on deaf education

In honor of Women's History Month, we profile the young lady who inspired the first Deaf education programs in America, as well as the development of American Sign Language.

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Are your ears prepared for spring?

Make sure your ears weather the spring storms with our tips for healthy hearing this season.

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New study shows severity of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is related to emotional processing

New research shows that the impact tinnitus has on your life could be a matter of how your brain processes emotions.

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Timeline of a hearing aid: from concept to completion

From concept to completion, making a hearing aid can take more than ten years and involve as many as 500 engineers, consumers, hearing healthcare professionals and retailers.

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What goes into the cost of hearing aids?

First time buyers of hearing aids often experience sticker shock, especially in combination with news that their insurance company won't offset the cost. In this article, we dig deeper into the elements that determine the cost of hearing aids.

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American Heart Month: Heart and hearing healthy recipes

Eating heart healthy recipes reduces your levels of LDL cholesterol, which can also improve symptoms of hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

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