Healthy Hearing Report

Our daily dose of original articles, news and interviews to keep you current about hearing health and hearing aids.


What are the best methods for cleaning ears and removing ear wax?

There are many over-the-counter products availabe that can manage ear wax build-up, but if the problem persists, you may need to visit a doctor or hearing care professional.


Are Earplugs Necessary? Can I Use Something Else?

Do you really need to use specially-designed earplugs for hearing protection? Can you use other, more inexpensive materials such as cotton balls?


What is conductive hearing loss?

Conductive hearing loss can occur when there is a problem in the outer ear or middle ear. Sometimes, conductive hearing loss can be treated with medication or surgery.


How hearing loss can affect two ears differently

When some people begin to notice they are experiencing hearing loss, they may realize that they have more hearing loss in one ear than the other.


Hearing Health: New Ear Cleaning "How-To" Rules

Regular readers of Healthy Hearing know we've covered the problem of cerumen ? commonly called ear wax ? in previous editions. Why? Well, we all have it and ear...


What is the cause of tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the term for the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It is often referred...


What to do if Your Hearing Aid Needs Repair

Prevention goes a long way in keeping your hearing aids working their best, but it’s important to know how to troubleshoot common problems and when to call a professional.


What the Right Hearing Health Professional Can Do for You

Trust a healthcare professional to correctly diagnose and prescribe the correct hearing aid for your ears just as you trust an eye doctor to prescribe corrective lenses for your eyes.


Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Problems

Before you take your hearing aid in for repair, check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.


How can I tell if it's hearing loss or ear wax?

Blockage or pressure in the ear canal can be a sign of hearing loss, but it can also be a symptom of having an excess amount of ear wax built up within the ear. 


Consider including your hearing aid in your spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is the best time of the year to begin with a clean slate - literally and figuratively.


How to remove ear wax from your hearing aids

Earwax build-up is a common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Using these tips for keeping hearing aids clean of ear wax can help prevent unnecessary clinic visits and frustrating hearing aid repairs.

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