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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Financial Assistance: The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion)

The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion) was founded by Lions Clubs in California and Nevada to provide financial assistance for hearing aids for individuals who cannot afford them.

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Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids: The Gift of Hearing Foundation

The Gift of Hearing Foundation (GOHF) is dedicated to increasing access to cochlear implants. In some cases, the GOHF is able to provide financial help for cochlear implants to patients when no other option exists.

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Fireworks and Hearing Loss: Protect your Hearing this 4th of July

The Better Hearing Institute urges people to wear ear plugs while watching fireworks displays this 4th of July. Avoiding using firecrackers at home is another way to prevent potentially permanent hearing loss and tinnitus caused by loud noises.

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Summertime Sounds: Hearing Protection Devices

Noise induced hearing loss is preventable by simply wearing hearing protection. You may not notice immediate damage; but remember that exposure is cumulative through the years - so start protecting your hearing now.

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Oticon Provides Grant for Graduate Audiology Scholarships

Oticon Hearing Foundation made a $27,500 donation by the to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) to support graduate audiology scholarships.

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Curing Tinnitus: Underlying Cause Discovered

Scientists have discovered an underlying cause for tinnitus, which could lead to the development of new drug treatments and a possible tinnitus cure.

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Small Batteries Can Be Dangerous To Toddlers & Seniors

The incidence of injuries related to small batteries, such as those used in hearing aids, has increased sevenfold since 1985.

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Sites We Like: Ear Plugs & Bike Helmets For Hearing Protection

Healthy Hearing's "Sites We Like" featuring websites related to foam ear plugs and bike helmets for hearing protection.

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Phil Collins Ends Career Due to Hearing Loss and Other Health Issues

Singer, performer, and music legend Phil Collins has announced that he will be leaving the music scene due to health problems, including hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss: Over 60% of Americans Over Age 70 Suffer

New evidence indicates that hearing loss affects over 60% of Americans over the age of 70.

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Nearly Invisible Hearing Aids

There are lots of people who want low-profile, discreet hearing aids. If discretion tops your priority list, explore and compare completely-in-the-canal, receiver-in-the-ear, or behind-the-ear hearing aids.

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Money: People with Untreated Hearing Loss Earn Less

People with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in salary and wages annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss, according to the latest national study by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss Treatment: Two Drugs May be Better than One

Certain combinations of drugs have been found to be effective in protecting against permanent noise-induced hearing loss, even at lower dosages.

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Pre-Term Babies At Higher Risk For Rare Form Of Hearing Loss

New research findings suggest that auditory neuropathy is not actually due to loss of neurons, as the name implies, but to loss of the inner ear sensory cells that drive them.

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How To Select a Local Hearing Center

Learn the right questions to ask when selecting a hearing center, ear doctor, or hearing aid store to maintain the best hearing health.

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Lupus & Arthritis: Steroids Research Yields Hearing Loss Treatment Clues

New research on glucocorticoids show they may help improve hearing but don't seem to be acting on inflammation, leading researchers towards new hearing loss treatments possibilities.

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Study Links Loud Noise to Strokes in Seniors

A recent Danish study reveals that traffic noise increases the likelihood of having a stroke in people over 65.

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Hearing Aids Reviews: Oticon Chili Hearing Aid

The new Oticon Chili hearing aid represents the next generation in high-performance hearing aid technology for individuals with moderately-severe to profound hearing loss.

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Understanding the Different Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss comes in many different forms and requires varying treatments, depending on its type and severity. It is important to find the best path for your hearing and the health of your ears.

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Noise: Convertibles Cause Hearing Damage

New research has confirmed that prolonged exposure to road noise and wind buffeting while riding in top-down convertibles can cause hearing damage.

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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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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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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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