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Tympanometry

Tympanometry is a type of test that measures the function of the middle ear. It can help rule out certain types of hearing loss and may be used to determine whether hearing aids would be a useful treatment.

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10 common myths about tinnitus

When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.

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At 89 years old, my father finally got hearing aids—and his life was transformed

After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.

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Vitamins and hearing health

Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy, but do any specifically protect our hearing? Here's what the research says.

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Life after tinnitus habituation: What to expect

Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.

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The Super Bowl and hearing loss

The Super Bowl has several connections to hearing loss, including potential threats to hearing health and inspiring stories of success.

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What this Millennial wants others to know about his bone-anchored hearing system

Fresh off a new upgrade to his bone-anchored hearing system, Kevin Hotaling encourages other young adults to seek the best technology available to treat their hearing loss.

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Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.

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What is dual sensory impairment?

When a person can't hear or see well, it's known as dual sensory impairment. While common among older adults, dual sensory impairment should not be shrugged off as a consequence of old age.

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Experimental hearing loss drug enters next phase of testing

If it proves effective and safe in further clinical trials, the drug could one day be used to treat noise-induced hearing loss and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

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How cold weather and moisture can impact hearing aids

Learn how to prevent hearing aid damage due to cold, wet winter weather, and how to troubleshoot problems if they arise.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

You may wonder if there are any surgeries that correct hearing loss. Here are the common ear surgeries that can restore lost hearing from specific causes.

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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here's what the research says

Large studies looking at women's dietary choices and hearing loss have found an interesting pattern among those who report following diets like the Mediterranean diet and the lower-sodium DASH diet.

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More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy's bone-anchored hearing story

Thanks to the Oticon Ponto System, she tumbles more confidently toward her dream of making the USA Gymnastics team.

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Brain fog coping strategies and techniques

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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'How can he hear you but not me?' Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

In Healthy Hearing's Left Unspoken series, author Diedre Johnson shares the ups and downs that her uncle's hearing loss wrought on the family.

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Three steps for getting active with hearing health in the New Year

We’ve identified three easy steps to be proactive with hearing health this year — for you as well as for those you love.

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Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

A certain class of antibiotics that includes the drugs streptomycin and vancomycin are linked to causing hearing loss and balance problems.

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Why do my ears feel clogged?

We explain four of the most common reasons why your ears feel clogged and why it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional when they do.

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The importance of Deaf culture

The language shared by people in the Deaf community is complex and complete, their social interactions are inclusive and personal – so please don’t try to fix them.

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Hearing impairment and communication

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would.

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Cochlear dead zones: A rare form of hearing loss

A look at a rare condition that causes "hearing holes" in a narrow range of sound.

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Using hearing aids to your advantage during the holidays

The holiday season is short. Why miss a minute of the sounds you love most?

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Quiet toy list: Protect your child's hearing with these quiet toys and gifts

Instead of opting for things that whistle, ding and toot for your loved ones, consider giving one of these items from the Healthy Hearing Quiet Toy List.

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