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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What kind of hearing aid is right for me?

I have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and am confused by all my options. How do I know what kind of hearing aid is right for me?

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How To Understand Your Hearing Test Results

Your hearing test will be graphed on something called an audiogram, which demonstrates your hearing sensitivity for different pitches and volumes.

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Hearing Impaired Children: Linked to Higher Rates of Abuse

Incidence of child abuse is more than 25% higher among hearing impaired children, when compared to children with normal hearing.

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Hearing Loss: BHI Highlights the Connection to Heart Health

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is educating the hearing health community about heart disease and its connection to hearing loss during February, American Heart Month.

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Will Hearing Aids Make Me Look Old?

Are the newest hearing aids really invisible or will they make me look old?

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Tinnitus Treatment: Nerve Stimulation May Help

By stimulating the vagus nerve, researchers have discovered a way to essentially retrain the brain to ignore the nerve signals that simulate ringing in the ears, or tinnitus.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: New Cochlear Implant Being Tested

A new study will investigate whether hybrid cochlear implants will help individuals with high-frequency hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: New Protein May Hold The Key

Scientists have identified a protein responsible for protecting the ear from age related hearing loss and could provide a new target for anti-aging drug therapies.

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Leslie Nielsen: Funny Guy and Hearing Health Advocate

The late Leslie Nielsen was not only a talented actor, but also a dedicated advocate of hearing health making numerous media appearances on behalf of BHI to educate people on aspects of hearing loss and it's impact on the quality of life.

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Sounds & Noise: Our Brain Helps Us Hear Ourselves Speak

A new study shows that our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak. The findings may be helpful in better understanding some aspects of auditory hallucinations, such as those experienced by people who suffer from schizophrenia.

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Tinnitus Treatment: White Noise Therapy May Not Be Enough

Tinnitus, what many think of as ringing in the ears, is the perception of sound without any real acoustic stimulation. Sound masking therapy, a common component of tinnitus treatment, is of uncertain benefit when used on its own, a new evidence review finds.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Annual Noisy Toys List

Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association, along with researchers from the University of Minnesota, tests toys and puts out a list of the top ten noisiest toys to help parents combat hearing loss in children.

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Hearing Loss Causes: Diet and Calories

Diet and good health have been studied for years. However, recent findings associate diet with something new – your ability to hear.

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Low Cost Hearing Aids: Solar Ear Helping Developing Countries

Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.

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Hearing Aids: Airport Security & TSA Rules

Following a few simple TSA rules and guidelines can help individuals with hearing aids and hearing loss get through airport security easily and enjoy air travel this holiday season.

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Hearing Aids Reviews: All Sounds Amplified Is A Myth

Because hearing aids are essentially amplifiers of sound, there's a dog-eared myth that hearing aids boost volume of all sounds that reach the hearing aid and you hear all sounds equally loud. And myth it is.

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New Hearing Aids: Oticon Chili Now Available

A new hearing aid from Oticon is called Chili and it combines groundbreaking new approaches in audiology, connectivity and reliability meeting the needs of people with moderately-severe to profound hearing loss with advanced capabilities.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

Diagnosing a hearing loss in someone suffering with Alzheimer's can be a huge relief. Hearing loss decreases the Alzheimer patient's ability to communicate, and when hearing is restored, their quality of life improves.

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Oticon: Presents Awards To Inspiring People Making A Difference

The Oticon Focus on People Award, given out each year since 1997, focuses attention on common misconceptions about hearing loss, correct negative stereotypes, and motivate people with hearing loss to take advantage of the help that is available to them.

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Vertigo Treatment: Cochlear Implant Tested For Meniere's Disease

A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.

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New Hearing Aids: Oticon Acto Now Available

The new Oticon Acto hearing aid is the first mid-priced hearing instrument to offer people with mild to severe hearing loss an array of features previously available only in premium hearing instruments.

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Hearing Loss: Increases Risks of Depression & Isolation

A recent study from Australia indicates there may be an increased risk of the life-sapping effects of depression among those who have experienced hearing loss, or seen their hearing loss worsen.

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Hearing Aids Reviews

I am looking at buying new hearing aids and am trying to find hearing aid reviews. Does anyone review new hearing aids on the market?

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Noise At Work: Harmful to Hearing and Heart

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 30 million Americans are occupationally exposed to harmful noise at work. And now a just-released study shows that high-level noise in a workplace endangers not only the hearing, but also the heart.

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