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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People with Hearing Loss at Increased Risk for Falls

Johns Hopkins study suggests hearing loss may increase risk of falls by threefold. Elderly people suffering from hearing loss especially affected.

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Left or Right Brain Makes Call on Which Ear is Used for Cell Phone

Henry Ford Hospital conducts study involving what effects right and left brain have on how people hear and their cell phone preferences.

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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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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 Implants in Children Boasts High Success Rate

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

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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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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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Hearing Aid Reviews: Oticon ConnectLine

Oticon’s ConnectLine Solution series includes the Streamer, TV Adaptor, Microphone and Phone Adaptor, working together with hearing aids to connect individuals to a variety of electronic and entertainment technology.

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Financial Assistance: Let Them Hear Foundation

Let Them Hear Foundation is an organization that provides financial help for people who cannot afford hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other hearing services. The Foundation also supports research, education for professionals, and public awareness about hearing loss and its impacts on quality of life.

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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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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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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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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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