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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Noise Pollution Harming Sea Creatures

Underwater noise pollution has been found to be harmful to sea creatures, causing hemorrhage and other trauma to their auditory system.

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Are hearing aids covered by insurance?

Some insurers do cover hearing aids. However, each situation is different! Even though a particular insurer offers hearing aid coverage, you may or may not have it available yo...

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Tips for Battery Insertion

I have difficulty placing my batteries in my hearing aid. Do you have any suggestions?

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OSHA: 20 Years of Workplace Noise Regulations

In the spring of 2008, the Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) ? charged with keeping workers safe on the job ? released the agenda for the...

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The National Temporal Bone Registry: Give the Gift of Hearing

Are you an organ donor? Many of us are. A small imprint on your driver's license, a card you carry or bracelet you wear identifies you as a giving, caring being who has...

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The Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Yes You SHOULD Care

Maybe you don't have a hearing loss. Maybe you don't even know someone who experiences hearing loss (which is doubtful since 1 in 10 Americans have hearing loss and 1...

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Solar-Powered Hearing Aids Bring Relief to Needy People around The World

You've heard the old saying, "What the world needs is a good 5-cent cigar." Wrong! What the world really needs are inexpensive, environmentally friendly, wid...

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Listening Devices: New FCC Rules On Wireless Microphones

A new FCC rule requires wireless microphones that operate in the 700 MHz Band to stop operating no later than June 12, 2010 and will affect many theaters, churches, schools, conference centers, theme parks, and musicians.

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

You may be wondering why Better Hearing and Speech Month is so important. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable condition among seniors, behind arthritis and hypertension.

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Hearing Impaired Children: Parents Online Find Info, Support & Advice

Parents of children with hearing loss often struggle to find guidance on raising their children with unique needs. One new website has opened up the lines of communication, offering advice and support to families of children with hearing loss.

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Disability Tax Credit: CASLPA Supports Hearing Amendment

The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is supporting a bill to amend the Income Tax Act relative to hearing impairment. The amendment would ensure all eligible individuals with hearing disabilities have fair access to the disability tax credit.

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Hearing Aid Awareness Week: October 3rd-10th

October 3rd -10th is Hearing Aid Awareness Week and is organized by the International Hearing Society to raise awareness concerning untreated hearing loss and how it endangers safety and isolates people from friends and family.

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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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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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Americans with Disabilities Act: Updated For The 21st Century

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.

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Sites We Like: Hearing Information & Hearing Aid Products

Every so often we come across a hearing website or hearing aids product website we feel may benefit our readers. In this first edition of "Sites We Like", we share with you just that – sites we feel you may find interesting or products that may enhance your use of hearing aids. Enjoy!

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Michigan Rally Update

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) emphasized the importance of enacting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019) to help people and families who need hearing aids at an event attended by 170 Michiganders in East Lansing on Sept 3.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Helps Those with Hearing Loss Too

Many persons with hearing loss do not realize they may be covered by the ADA in their workplace or public facilities and loopholes were addressed in 2008.

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HLAA Campaigning To Make Cost Of Hearing Aids More Affordable

Hearing loss is the third largest health problem after heart disease and arthritis in America today. When people cannot afford hearing aids it impacts their work and earning potential, relationships, education opportunities, and their ability to participate socially.

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