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My grandmother's love couldn't overcome hearing loss

Hearing loss can drive a wedge between family members. In our Left Unspoken series, we share one woman's story of trying to bond with her grandmother, in spite of hearing loss that made communication difficult.

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How to support someone with hearing loss

The best thing you can do if your partner or spouse has hearing loss is be a strong support for them and encourage them to seek help. Learning communication tips will also go a long way.

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Drinking and hearing loss

You might know the health risks associated with heavy drinking, but it may surprise you to know it can also harm your hearing and balance. Learn more and know when to seek help.

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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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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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Can you restore your lost hearing?

Is there a way to quickly and easily restore hearing levels to normal, especially for sensorineural hearing loss? A look at common ear surgeries, drugs and herbal remedies.

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Why anxiety often accompanies balance disorders, and what to do about it

Untangling the Anxiety – Balance Disorder Connection By Glenn Schweitzer For Healthy Hea...

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Causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

Learn about the many different causes of sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss.

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Aging and hearing loss (presbycusis)

Presbycusis can sneak up on you and affects your ability to hear. If left untreated, this form of age-related hearing loss can cause additional health problems such as anxiety, depression and social isolation.

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Ten questions to ask your hearing health professional

Use these ten questions to start the dialogue with your hearing healthcare professional at your initial hearing evaluation

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Understanding high-frequency hearing loss

If speech seems muffled and you have trouble hearing women's and kid's voices, birds sing or doorbells ring, you may have high-frequency hearing loss. Learn the causes and treatments for this common type of hearing loss.

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Hearing loss and cognitive decline: What's the connection?

Learn more about the link between hearing loss and cognitive impairments, and if hearing aids can help.

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Shooter's ear: Hearing loss caused by gunfire

For shooting and hunting enthusiasts, even one unprotected blast of gunfire can cause permanent damage. Over time, a condition known as "shooter's ear" can develop. Find out how to protect your hearing when you shoot.

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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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Understanding the various parts of a hearing aid

Becoming familiar with the various parts of your hearing aid can help reduce repair costs and prolong the life of your device.

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Why do my ears itch and what can I do about it?

Itchy ears can be annoying but they shouldn’t prevent you from wearing your hearing devices as prescribed.

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October is Audiology Awareness Month

The American Academy of Audiology started Audiology Awareness Month in 2008 as a means of bringing awareness to hearing health and the importance of hearing protection.

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Why you shouldn't clean your ears with a cotton swab or Q-Tip

Even if you have very waxy ears, don't attempt to clean them until you read this.

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How I manage Meniere's symptoms with a low-sodium diet

Tips for transitioning to a low-sodium diet to help you get a handle on your Meniere's symptoms.

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Why two hearing aids are better than one

Wearing two hearing aids makes sense if you have hearing loss in both ears. Here are all the reasons why two is better than one.

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Guide to coping with hearing aid feedback

Hearing aid feedback isn’t harmful, but it can be annoying and embarrassing. Here are a few things you can try in order to fix the problem.

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Should you try acupuncture for hearing loss or tinnitus?

Although Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners have been using acupuncture to treat hearing loss and deafness for centuries, most medical professionals caution that further study is required.

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Diplacusis: Understanding 'double' hearing

Sometimes called "double hearing," diplacusis is a form of hearing loss that causes our ears to hear sounds so differently it creates a disturbing two-sound experience.

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Buyer beware: Hearing amplifiers are not hearing aids

The price of personal sound amplification devices (PSAP) may be tempting, but using them in place of hearing aids may be damaging to your hearing health.

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