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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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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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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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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Can I Prevent My Hearing Loss From Getting Worse?

Yes, you can protect your hearing from noise and preserve the hearing you have.

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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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Hearing Impaired Children: Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids Prove Helpful

Researchers discover that bone-anchored hearing aids are an effective treatment for children with bilateral or unilateral hearing loss.

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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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The Elderly: Dementia Symptoms Include Hearing Loss

New research indicates older adults with hearing loss appear more likely to develop dementia and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe.

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