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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Chicago Hearing Society Provides Hearing Aid Assistance, Other Programs

The Chicago Hearing Society has been providing hearing aid assistance to individuals and families affected by hearing loss and impairment in the state of Illinois for more than 30 years. The organization also assists in hearing tests, sign language and financial assistance programs.

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Cochlear Implants Effective for Organ Transplant Patients with Hearing Loss

New research indicates cochlear implants might be an effective form of treatment for organ transplant patients suffering from hearing loss.

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New Resources Available for Individuals Living with Microtia and Aural Atresia

Newly-launched EarCommunity.com provides resource and support for families and individuals suffering from Microtia and Aural Atresia.

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How will I know if my child's hearing aids are working properly?

Parental involvement is very important when it comes to successful hearing aid fittings for children.

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New Surgical Technique Developed to Treat Perforated Eardrums

Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre practices revolutionary new surgery to help repair perforated or ruptured eardrums.

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Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Provides Hearing Aid Assistance

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation provides affordable digital hearing aids and hearing screenings to low-income residents. Assistance also is provided for hearing aids for seniors.

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Cochlear Americas Introduces New Apple App

Cochlear Americas announces the first rehabilitation App developed by an implantable hearing solutions manufacturer – the Cochlear HOPE Words App.

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Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Wireless Custom Products Now Available

Starkey Hearing Technologies announces three new custom wireless styles.

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What questions should I ask before buying hearing aids?

Thinking about buying hearing aids, but not sure where to start? Seek professional advice in order to determine your level of hearing impairment and to be fitted with proper aids.

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Second Cochlear Implant Surgery Improves Quality of Life in Children

Study shows children see increase in quality of life after receiving bilateral cochlear implants

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Cochlear Implants in Children Boasts High Success Rate

Study shows low cochlear implant failure, re-implantation rate in children.

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Study Using Stem Cells to Treat Sensorineural Hearing Loss Underway

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital to conduct first FDA-approved sensorineural hearing loss treatment using stem cells.

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Is it possible to be fit with used hearing aids?

Whether or not a used hearing aid will work for another individual is dependent on several factors, including the type of hearing aid and the hearing loss and listening needs of the wearer.

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How long do hearing aids last?

While the average lifespan of hearing aids can be as long as five years, sometimes replacement is required sooner due to changes in hearing levels or changes in hearing aid technology.

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Hearing Loss Didn't Stop this Dance Finalist

Kirsty Swain encourages those with hearing difficulties to follow their dreams.

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Noisy Toys Make This Season's Naughty List

Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association publishes a list of noisy toys, which emit sound levels in excess of 120 dB. Learn more about how to protect your children.

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What causes sudden hearing loss?

Though the cause is often unknown, sudden hearing loss can be a result of viral infections, inner ear trauma, and other factors.

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Alzheimers and Hearing Loss: An Undeniable Link

Untreated hearing loss in patients with Alzheimer's Disease can cause an added strain on patients and their caregivers. In many cases, hearing aids can benefit people with Alzheimer's.

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The Risks of Buying Hearing Aids Online or Over the Counter

Buying hearing aids online or through mail order poses many risks. Consultation with a professional is necessary to ensure the best fitting results.

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What percentage of hearing loss do I have?

Although sometimes people talk about hearing loss in terms of percentage, it is not an appropriate or meaningful measure of hearing loss.

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Culturally Deaf People Seeking Health Information Get Little Help from the Internet

A new study finds that searching for health information on the Internet poses multiple communication barriers for the culturally Deaf, who use American Sign Language as their first language. These barriers can seriously compromise their health.

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The best phone apps to check your hearing

We have reviewed the best phone apps designed to check for signs of hearing loss. This review discusses several that are currently available for iPhone and Android.

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Hearing Help for Children: Variety the Children's Charity

With a mission to promote and protect the health and well-being of children around the world, Variety the Children's Charity aims to impact the lives of children and their families, to ultimately make the world a better place. Children with hearing loss can turn to Variety for financial help with hearing aids.

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What Payment Options are Available for Hearing Aids?

Because many people are not financially prepared to pay up-front for hearing aids, an increasing number of audiologists and hearing clinics now offer financing and payment options.

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