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How to support someone with tinnitus

Does someone you love have tinnitus? You may feel powerless to help, but good news: You do have the power to help, both directly and indirectly, in ways that actually make a difference.

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Hearing loss statistics at a glance

If you are curious about the prevalence and impact of hearing loss, check out these quick facts and statistics.

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How hearing loss and heart disease are linked

Learn about the connection between heart disease and hearing loss. There are steps you can take now to improve your heart health through cardiovascular fitness and minimize the risk of hearing damage.

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How loud is too loud?

Understanding noise levels in your environment can help you prevent hearing loss. Sound is measured in decibels (dB), and if it sounds too loud, it is too loud. Learn how loud noises can put your hearing at risk over time.

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Living with mild hearing loss

Even if you aren't ready for hearing aids, mild hearing loss can impose surprising difficulties in everyday life that shouldn't be underestimated. Here's how to cope and take the next steps.

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'I thought I had cognitive decline, but it was hearing loss'

Concerned that words were not making sense anymore, one man shares how getting hearing aids helped him reconnect to the world.

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Why you don’t wear your hearing aids (and why you should)

Don’t let all the reasons you don't wear your hearing aids to interfere with your ability to enjoy what life has to offer, especially when you already have the solution. Here's how to put your hearing aids back to work again.

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Tinnitus and hearing loss: What’s the connection?

Most people with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, also have hearing loss. Noise exposure is often the culprit behind both conditions. Learn more about tinnitus and hearing loss.

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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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