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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Using Someone Elses Hearing Aids

My mother was recently found to have a hearing loss. We still have my father's old hearing aids. Can they be used for my mother?

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Re-using Hearing Aids

My mother was recently found to have a hearing loss. We still have my father's old hearing aids. Can they be used for my mother?

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Cochlea Under Assault - Your Heart Knows

You don't have to be a cardiologist to know that the heart ? and cardiovascular system in general ? affects many organs in your body. If the heart not health...

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss: The Important Connection

If you visit HealthyHearing.com regularly, you know that certain conditions predispose you to hearing loss. First and foremost among them is the aging process, but certain...

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Hearing Loss Causes: Not Enough Folates In Your Diet

A recent study found that men over the age of 60 who have a high intake of foods and supplements high in folates have a 20 percent decrease in risk of developing 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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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 Loss Treatment: New Protein May Hold The Key

Scientists have identified a protein responsible for protecting the ear from age related hearing loss and could provide a new target for anti-aging drug therapies.

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Tinnitus: Prevalent in Elderly Impacting Quality of Life

Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears.

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Hearing Loss Treatment: Improves Marriages

A new British survey found that in marriages where one spouse has an untreated hearing loss, the other partner suffers as well. In fact, some of the respondents with hearing loss said that their partner had threatened to leave unless the hearing loss is treated.

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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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Hearing Loss Treatment: The Sooner the Better

Treatment for hearing loss is better done sooner than later. Nearly 23% in a recent hearing loss survey said hearing loss is affecting success at work, 25% said it is affecting their earnings, and 40% said that it has affected their home life.

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Presbycusis: Hearing Loss That's Age Related

Hearing loss that's age related is called presbycusis. Simple steps can be taken to prevent hearing loss from occurring, as well as treat hearing loss once it occurs.

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Cochlear Implants: Benefits for Older Adults

New research reveal that older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss.

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Do Ear Canal Changes Occur with Aging?

What are the anatomic and physiologic changes in the human ear canal due to aging?

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Hearing Loss: Use It or Lose It

When the hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they atrophy – weaken – making recovery from hearing loss through mechanical means, aka a hearing aid, that much more difficult.

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Hearing Loss: 25 Years of Hearing Research Information

Most people believe hearing loss is predominantly age-related, yet research shows that 65 percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65.

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Hearing Aids: They Make You Younger!

A common perception is hearing aids make you look old, when in fact by choosing not to wear hearing aids and saying "what" all the time, you look even older. By treating hearing loss with hearing aids, you will actually appear younger.

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Hearing Loss: Good News for Baby Boomers

A recent study has revealed the prevalence of hearing loss among baby boomers may not be as high as expected. However it is estimated by 2030 nearly 50 million baby boomers will acquire hearing loss.

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Dementia and Alzheimer's: Improvement Seen With Hearing Loss Treatment

Research has shown that hearing loss not only exacerbates the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia, but may also be a risk factor. 33% with memory and hearing loss were reclassified as having less severe dementia once treated with hearing aids.

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