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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Bilateral Hearing: Do I Need Two Hearing Aids?

Basically, if you have two ears with hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids, you need two hearing aids. It is important to realize there are no "normal" animals born with only one ear. Simply...

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The Fatigue Factor: How I Learned to Love Power Naps, Meditation, and Other Tricks to Cope With Hearing-Loss Exhaustion

It happened again last week. After a long day that included three extended conference calls and two group meetings, I crashed. This letdown wasn't the usual feeling afte...

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Do You Have A Hearing Loss? Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?

None of the 1,400 residents of Greenburg, Kansas, will forget the night of May 5, 2007. It was the night their small town was wiped off the map by a monster tornado. The...

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Hear Better. Earn More.

Though it may not be obvious, it just makes sense when you think about it. The better you hear the more you earn throughout your life! And not just a little bit more earnings....

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Hearing Loss And Depression: Not a Lost Cause

Joe had always been an upbeat and busy person, enjoying a wide range of activities with his family and friends. Then, as he was nearing his 80s, Joes happy disposition and...

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Hearing Health Symposium: Newborns Aren't Getting the Care They Need

On May 9, 2007, a gathering of audiology and other medical experts gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the gap between hearing impaired newborns and the care infants receive...

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Stem Cell Research Reveals Improved Hearing Possible

What Is a Stem Cell?Stem cells are remarkable. They occur naturally in the human body. By themselves, they have no definition, or identity, i.e. they arent blood cells, nerve...

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MAY IS BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH. Did You Hear That?

Come on. Admit it. If you remember where you were the day the music died, (February 3, 1959), chances are the old hearing just aint what it used to be.May is Better Hearing and...

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Patients with Communication Problems are at Risk of Hospital Complications

The prospect of hospitalization is scary. Nobody likes being sick, and even less so having to undergo medical treatment in a hospital. But for people who have communication...

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UAMS Ringing in the Ears Study

Reported by: KARK 4 News- Monday, Jul 7, 2008 @01:37pm CSTA study conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has shown potential to markedly improve...

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I Have Almost No Hearing in the High Tones-- Can Hearing Aids Help?

I can hear low tones fine, but above a certain octave my hearing goes to near -0-. Can hearing aids help me if I just need the high tones?

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Cell Transplants May Cure Deafness

When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed to grow hearing nerves from...

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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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Hearing Aids: Improves Sex Life and Marriage

Research conducted by The Galaxy Research for Deafness Forum makes it pretty clear that hearing aids have a dramatic impact on overall quality of life – and living life to the fullest.

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Cures for Hearing Loss: Regrowing Hair Cells with Stem Cells Successful

Unlike birds and fish, humans don’t have the ability to grow new hair cells if some are lost due to disease, drugs, or long-term exposure to noise. All of that is about to change.

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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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Sudden Hearing Loss Treatment: Short-Course Corticosteroids May Help

Sudden senorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) has wide age distribution, but occurs most commonly in people aged 50-60 years, usually affects one ear only. If the situation is not life threatening, a treatment of short-course corticosteroids is recommended, although no treatment is proven.

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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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Understanding the Different Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss comes in many different forms and requires varying treatments, depending on its type and severity. It is important to find the best path for your hearing and the health of your ears.

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Ringing in the Ears: Cell Phones and Tinnitus Treatment

Recent research reveals prolonged cell phone use may worsen tinnitus, also referred to as ringing in the ears. Help for ringing in the ears, or tinnitus treatment, is now available.

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