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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Recommended children's books about hearing loss

Books on hearing loss and hearing aids help kids (or grandkids) learn to celebrate the differences in others. They also make great stocking stuffers and gifts!

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Recommended children's books about hearing loss

Books on hearing loss and hearing aids help kids (or grandkids) learn to celebrate the differences in others. They also make great stocking stuffers and gifts!

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Four tips for a hearing loss-friendly holiday party or family dinner

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If you've got a big family dinner or a holiday office party coming up, here's how to make it inclusive of people with hearing loss.

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Four tips for a hearing loss-friendly holiday party or family dinner

If you've got a big family dinner or a holiday office party coming up, here's how to make it inclusive of people with hearing loss.

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Smartphone apps for hearing loss - my top picks

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Wondering which smartphone apps can help with hearing loss? There's no shortage, so hearing loss support specialist Steven O. Frazier shares some of this favorites to help you get started.

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Smartphone apps for hearing loss - my top picks

Wondering which smartphone apps can help with hearing loss? There's no shortage, so hearing loss support specialist Steven O. Frazier shares some of this favorites to help you get started.

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How to get started with tinnitus sound therapy

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Using external noise to retrain the way the brain interprets tinnitus sound can go a long way in helping reduce the annoyance and frustration associated with the condition.

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How to get started with tinnitus sound therapy

Using external noise to retrain the way the brain interprets tinnitus sound can go a long way in helping reduce the annoyance and frustration associated with the condition.

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Phone apps for captioning

InnoCaption+ app

Smartphone apps provide people with hearing loss on-the-go captioning services with in-call and movie options. Here are some of the top picks for best captioning apps.

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Phone apps for captioning

Smartphone apps provide people with hearing loss on-the-go captioning services with in-call and movie options. Here are some of the top picks for best captioning apps.

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Understanding hidden hearing loss

Signs of hidden hearing loss

Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that originates in the brain (instead of the ears) and isn't detectable on standard hearing tests. People with hidden hearing loss struggle to hear in real-world situations, but are able to pass a hearing test without any problems.

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Understanding hidden hearing loss

Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that originates in the brain (instead of the ears) and isn't detectable on standard hearing tests. People with hidden hearing loss struggle to hear in real-world situations, but are able to pass a hearing test without any problems.

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Hearing aid telecoils and hearing loops: What are they?

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When used in tandem with a hearing loop, hearing aid telecoils can dramatically enhance your listening experience in public places by piping audio-system sounds directly to your hearing aids.

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Hearing aid telecoils and hearing loops: What are they?

When used in tandem with a hearing loop, hearing aid telecoils can dramatically enhance your listening experience in public places by piping audio-system sounds directly to your hearing aids.

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8 surprising risk factors for hearing loss

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Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think aging, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious.

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8 surprising risk factors for hearing loss

Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think aging, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious.

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Tympanometry

Anatomy of the middle ear

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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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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Here's why you should get your hearing checked if you have diabetes

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If you have diabetes, experts recommend that you get regularly screened for hearing loss. That's because studies show hearing loss is a common yet under-recognized consequence of diabetes.

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Here's why you should get your hearing checked if you have diabetes

If you have diabetes, experts recommend that you get regularly screened for hearing loss. That's because studies show hearing loss is a common yet under-recognized consequence of diabetes.

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Shopping for a hearing aid? Here are the four must-haves

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Overwhelmed at which hearing aid to buy? As a starting point, look for these key features, such as Bluetooth.

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Shopping for a hearing aid? Here are the four must-haves

Overwhelmed at which hearing aid to buy? As a starting point, look for these key features, such as Bluetooth.

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Drugs that have hearing loss and tinnitus as side effects

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Hearing loss can be a side effect of ototoxic medication and drugs. Find out which drugs can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.

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Drugs that have hearing loss and tinnitus as side effects

Hearing loss can be a side effect of ototoxic medication and drugs. Find out which drugs can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.

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Genetics, hearing loss and rare diseases

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It's not uncommon for rare diseases and genetic syndromes to cause hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments often help.

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Genetics, hearing loss and rare diseases

It's not uncommon for rare diseases and genetic syndromes to cause hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments often help.

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Can cognitive behavior therapy help with my tinnitus?

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The mental impact of living with a chronic condition like tinnitus can take its toll. One of the most proven strategies for coping, experts say, is cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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Can cognitive behavior therapy help with my tinnitus?

The mental impact of living with a chronic condition like tinnitus can take its toll. One of the most proven strategies for coping, experts say, is cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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How hearing aids help kids learn better

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Children with hearing loss who receive hearing aids or cochlear implants can thrive at school, research shows, and overcome the achievement gap.

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How hearing aids help kids learn better

Children with hearing loss who receive hearing aids or cochlear implants can thrive at school, research shows, and overcome the achievement gap.

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How to prepare for a hospital stay when you have hearing loss

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Do you have hearing loss and need to stay in the hospital? It can be a bewildering time for anyone, and communication barriers will only make it harder. Here's what to know in advance of your hospital stay.

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How to prepare for a hospital stay when you have hearing loss

Do you have hearing loss and need to stay in the hospital? It can be a bewildering time for anyone, and communication barriers will only make it harder. Here's what to know in advance of your hospital stay.

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5 early signs of hearing loss

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How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Only a qualified hearing health professional can tell you for sure, but here are five signs you may not be hearing your best.

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5 early signs of hearing loss

How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Only a qualified hearing health professional can tell you for sure, but here are five signs you may not be hearing your best.

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Over-the-counter hearing aids: Are they right for you?

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Over-the-counter hearing aids will soon be available to the general public. But how do you know if they're right for you? Here's what we know about OTC hearing devices.

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Over-the-counter hearing aids: Are they right for you?

Over-the-counter hearing aids will soon be available to the general public. But how do you know if they're right for you? Here's what we know about OTC hearing devices.

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The impact of hearing loss on relationships

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Untreated hearing loss can negatively impact our relationships with family and friends and particularly with those closest to us, such as our romantic partners.

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The impact of hearing loss on relationships

Untreated hearing loss can negatively impact our relationships with family and friends and particularly with those closest to us, such as our romantic partners.

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Can allergies cause hearing loss?

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Your eyes are itchy and your nose is runny – typical for allergy season. But could your allergies also contribute to hearing loss? Get answers here.

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Can allergies cause hearing loss?

Your eyes are itchy and your nose is runny – typical for allergy season. But could your allergies also contribute to hearing loss? Get answers here.

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How to tell your parents they need hearing aids

A mother and her son talk about hearing loss.

If you need to tell your parents it's time to get hearing aids, there are right and wrong ways to approach this difficult conversation. Here are some tips for success.

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How to tell your parents they need hearing aids

If you need to tell your parents it's time to get hearing aids, there are right and wrong ways to approach this difficult conversation. Here are some tips for success.

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What you need to know about earwax

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You may think it’s gross or embarrassing, but here's why earwax is so important to your hearing health. Learn how to safely clean your ears and interesting facts about earwax.

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What you need to know about earwax

You may think it’s gross or embarrassing, but here's why earwax is so important to your hearing health. Learn how to safely clean your ears and interesting facts about earwax.

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Four common causes of temporary hearing loss in children

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Infection, earwax and other reasons your child may suddenly be struggling to hear.

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Four common causes of temporary hearing loss in children

Infection, earwax and other reasons your child may suddenly be struggling to hear.

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Experimental hearing loss drug moving slowly through trial pipeline

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There were high hopes for the experimental hearing loss drug FX-322, but so far the clinical trials results have been lukewarm at best.

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Experimental hearing loss drug moving slowly through trial pipeline

There were high hopes for the experimental hearing loss drug FX-322, but so far the clinical trials results have been lukewarm at best.

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