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The Healthy Hearing Report

Each week the Healthy Hearing Report team publishes helpful information about living with hearing loss, tinnitus and other auditory disorders. 

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Hearing aid feedback

Infographic with three tips for hearing aid feedback

When your hearing aid speaker gets too close to the microphone, loud feedback can result. Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Hearing aid feedback

When your hearing aid speaker gets too close to the microphone, loud feedback can result. Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Hearing aid users share the surprising sounds they can now hear

Infographic explaining the surprising things people can hear when they get new hearing aids.

Car blinkers. Bacon sizzling. Faucets dripping. That's just a few of the many amazing sounds new hearing aid users report being able to hear again after years of hearing loss.

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Hearing aid users share the surprising sounds they can now hear

Car blinkers. Bacon sizzling. Faucets dripping. That's just a few of the many amazing sounds new hearing aid users report being able to hear again after years of hearing loss.

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How balance and hearing are connected—and why it matters

Infographic explaining the two main parts of the body's vestibular system for balance.

Your hearing and balance systems are the two main parts of the inner ear. Learn how the vestibular (balance) system works and how it can affect hearing.

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How balance and hearing are connected—and why it matters

Your hearing and balance systems are the two main parts of the inner ear. Learn how the vestibular (balance) system works and how it can affect hearing.

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What is third mobile window syndrome?

A diagram of the inner ear explaining third mobile window syndromes like superior semicircular canal dehiscence.

This name refers to a group of inner ear disorders that are caused by thinning or ruptured tissue, which can cause hearing problems, tinnitus, dizziness and other concerning symptoms.

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What is third mobile window syndrome?

This name refers to a group of inner ear disorders that are caused by thinning or ruptured tissue, which can cause hearing problems, tinnitus, dizziness and other concerning symptoms.

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What to know about Deaf culture

A woman uses American Sign Language to chat with a friend.

'When you are Deaf, you see the world in a different way. You don’t believe you have a disability—and you don’t want to be fixed.'

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What to know about Deaf culture

'When you are Deaf, you see the world in a different way. You don’t believe you have a disability—and you don’t want to be fixed.'

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Hearing loss in the workplace

A woman working at her laptop.

Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Hearing loss in the workplace

Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Meniere's disease and brain fog: How to cope

A man whose head has been replaced by fog.

Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.

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Meniere's disease and brain fog: How to cope

Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.

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OSHA worksite noise regulations

List of permissible noise exposure levels per OSHA regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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OSHA worksite noise regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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I hate my hearing aids. What do I do?

A woman with a hearing aid talks to a friend.

Hate your new hearing aids? That's a pretty common reaction, but don't give up. Here's how to learn how to love them instead.

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I hate my hearing aids. What do I do?

Hate your new hearing aids? That's a pretty common reaction, but don't give up. Here's how to learn how to love them instead.

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Hearing loss and hospice care: What to know

An infographic explaining the importance of hearing care for hospice patients.

Tips for navigating hospice and palliative care for a loved one who has hearing loss.

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Hearing loss and hospice care: What to know

Tips for navigating hospice and palliative care for a loved one who has hearing loss.

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What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

A man receives a hearing test.

Do you know which type of professional to see for your hearing loss or balance disorder? Here's what you need to know to make the right choice.

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What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

Do you know which type of professional to see for your hearing loss or balance disorder? Here's what you need to know to make the right choice.

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What is a hearing instrument specialist?

Illustration that asks 'what is a hearing instrument specialist?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.

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What is a hearing instrument specialist?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.

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Cognitive reframing techniques for tinnitus sufferers

A woman grips her forehead.

People with tinnitus often struggle with negative thoughts. A technique known as cognitive reframing can be a helpful way to ease distressing emotions and thoughts.

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Cognitive reframing techniques for tinnitus sufferers

People with tinnitus often struggle with negative thoughts. A technique known as cognitive reframing can be a helpful way to ease distressing emotions and thoughts.

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Spring allergies and weather changes: Are your ears ready?

A couple walk in a springtime park.

Springtime brings barometric pressure changes, seasonal allergies and wet weather—all of which can impact people who wear hearing aids.

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Spring allergies and weather changes: Are your ears ready?

Springtime brings barometric pressure changes, seasonal allergies and wet weather—all of which can impact people who wear hearing aids.

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10 signs you may have hearing loss

Man struggling to hear a woman at an outdoor cafe

Like any medical condition, the sooner you address hearing loss the better. Here are 10 common signs that you may have hearing loss. 

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10 signs you may have hearing loss

Like any medical condition, the sooner you address hearing loss the better. Here are 10 common signs that you may have hearing loss. 

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Glossary of hearing loss and hearing aid terms

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A round-up of the most common terms you might hear your hearing care provider say at a hearing aid appointment.

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Glossary of hearing loss and hearing aid terms

A round-up of the most common terms you might hear your hearing care provider say at a hearing aid appointment.

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All about speech-in-noise testing

A woman gets a speech-in-noise test to detect her hearing ability in background noise.

Speech-in-noise testing is a useful way to determine your ability to hear in noisy environments, and to find out which hearing aids will work best for you.

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All about speech-in-noise testing

Speech-in-noise testing is a useful way to determine your ability to hear in noisy environments, and to find out which hearing aids will work best for you.

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The dog ate my hearing aid! Surprising ways people lose their hearing aids

A curious dog looks at the camera

Hearing aids are easy to lose. Here's how to keep your hearing aids safe, and what to do if you lose your hearing aids.

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The dog ate my hearing aid! Surprising ways people lose their hearing aids

Hearing aids are easy to lose. Here's how to keep your hearing aids safe, and what to do if you lose your hearing aids.

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Hearing accessibility at the movies

Movie theater

Movie-lover? If you have hearing loss, you may need to request a caption device or amplified headphones. Find out how this works so you can make the most of your movie-going experience.

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Hearing accessibility at the movies

Movie-lover? If you have hearing loss, you may need to request a caption device or amplified headphones. Find out how this works so you can make the most of your movie-going experience.

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Should you wear hearing aids all the time?

Illustration discussing why you should always wear hearing aids

Find out why it's bad for your hearing (and your brain!) to frequently skip wearing your hearing aids—even at home alone.

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Should you wear hearing aids all the time?

Find out why it's bad for your hearing (and your brain!) to frequently skip wearing your hearing aids—even at home alone.

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Microtia and atresia: When ears don't develop fully

A baby looks at the camera.

Microtia is a rare birth defect that affects the external ears. It also can cause hearing loss and generally requires ongoing medical care from an ENT and an audiologist.

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Microtia and atresia: When ears don't develop fully

Microtia is a rare birth defect that affects the external ears. It also can cause hearing loss and generally requires ongoing medical care from an ENT and an audiologist.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

A surgical team in an operating room.

Discover the main types of surgical intervention for different types of hearing loss, including cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing systems.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

Discover the main types of surgical intervention for different types of hearing loss, including cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing systems.

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Tips for re-entering the dating world when you have hearing loss

A couple gets coffee, with text overlaid about how hearing loss doesn't define you.

A relationship expert and a hearing care provider offer tips for re-entering the dating world when you have hearing loss.

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Tips for re-entering the dating world when you have hearing loss

A relationship expert and a hearing care provider offer tips for re-entering the dating world when you have hearing loss.

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Ear candling

A woman receives ear candling, a dangerous alternative practice.

Are you tempted to try ear candling to clean your ears? While it's growing in popularity, ear candling is considered dangerous and there is no medical research showing it works.

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Ear candling

Are you tempted to try ear candling to clean your ears? While it's growing in popularity, ear candling is considered dangerous and there is no medical research showing it works.

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