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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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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What is a tympanogram?

Tympanogram results can help diagnose middle ear problems, such as ear infections or Eustachian tube dysfunction. It is an important test to provide medical clearance for hearing aids.

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Ringing in the New Year without Ringing in Your Ears

Make a New Year's resolution to protect your hearing, beginning with a safe holiday celebration.

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Researchers Study Effects of Orchestra Music on Hearing

New study shows orchestra musicians are exposed to dangerous levels of sound as well. Learn more about how to protect your hearing if you're a musician.

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Does Viagra cause hearing loss?

If you are taking Viagra, you should be aware of the various symptoms of hearing loss it can cause.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Help Me Hear Foundation

Help Me Hear Foundation provides financial help for hearing aids and cochlear implants for children with hearing loss, when their families cannot otherwise afford to pay for these devices and services.

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Where Can I Buy Low-Cost Hearing Aids?

Due to advancements in hearing aid technology, there are now hearing aids available to fit most budgets.

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Did Your Child's Toys Make the Naughty List?

Protect your children's hearing from noise-induced hearing loss this year by leaving these toys on store shelves.

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Why Does my Child Have Trouble Hearing in Noise?

My son is 16 years old with normal hearing. When his hearing is tested with background noise his hearing goes down to 1%. Is there anything on the market that can help him? He has difficulty in school due to this problem.

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Building a Network for Families with Hearing Loss and Deafness

American Society for Deaf Children strives to help families coping with hearing loss and deafness find a place to connect with others, discover more information and provide the children in their lives with the same opportunities as the hearing world.

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Gift Ideas for Individuals with Hearing Loss

Whether you’re looking for gifts to put under the tree or tuck in a stocking, we have suggestions for the hearing-impaired friends and family on your holiday gift list.

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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 your ears healthy and your instruments operating effectively.

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Charity Seeks to Bring Education and Hearing to Deaf Youth

Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss seeks to provide professional teacher training and ensure hearing health programs are in place to help educate youth suffering from hearing loss and deafness around the world.

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Are Earplugs Necessary? Can I Use Something Else?

Do you really need to use specially-designed earplugs for hearing protection? Can you use other, more inexpensive materials such as cotton balls?

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How to Handle Family Gatherings with Hearing Loss

With a little advanced planning, family gatherings during the holiday season can be a joyful time for everyone, even individuals with hearing loss.

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