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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Can CBD oil treat tinnitus?

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Medical science says the jury is still out on CBD, but some tinnitus sufferers say they have all the proof they need.

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Can CBD oil treat tinnitus?

Medical science says the jury is still out on CBD, but some tinnitus sufferers say they have all the proof they need.

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How cold weather and moisture can impact hearing aids

A couple skis.

Learn how to prevent hearing aid damage due to cold, wet winter weather, and how to troubleshoot problems if they arise. Plus, how to protect your ears and why tinnitus is more common when it's cold.

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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. Plus, how to protect your ears and why tinnitus is more common when it's cold.

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What is an acoustic neuroma?

Graphic showing an acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuromas can cause hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems, because of the location of where they grow in the brain.

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What is an acoustic neuroma?

Acoustic neuromas can cause hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems, because of the location of where they grow in the brain.

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Hearing loss in one ear

Infographic explaining how single-sided deafness affects hearing and sound localization.

Hearing loss in one ear and single-sided deafness can affect your hearing in unique ways, primarily because it's harder to localize where sounds are coming from.

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Hearing loss in one ear

Hearing loss in one ear and single-sided deafness can affect your hearing in unique ways, primarily because it's harder to localize where sounds are coming from.

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The link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

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People with iron-deficiency anemia are twice as likely to have hearing loss than those without the blood disorder, though researchers are still investigating why.

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The link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

People with iron-deficiency anemia are twice as likely to have hearing loss than those without the blood disorder, though researchers are still investigating why.

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In kids, hearing loss can mimic learning disorders, leading to misdiagnosis

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Kids with hearing loss are just as capable as their peers. However, if childhood hearing loss is left untreated, it can indeed affect school performance and learning, leading to lower grades and engagement in the classroom.

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In kids, hearing loss can mimic learning disorders, leading to misdiagnosis

Kids with hearing loss are just as capable as their peers. However, if childhood hearing loss is left untreated, it can indeed affect school performance and learning, leading to lower grades and engagement in the classroom.

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Birdwatching with hearing loss: How hearing aids help

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Age-related hearing loss can make it much harder to hear birdsong, which is a beloved sound for many people, especially birders. Fortunately, hearing aids and amplifiers can bring back the sounds of nature.

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Birdwatching with hearing loss: How hearing aids help

Age-related hearing loss can make it much harder to hear birdsong, which is a beloved sound for many people, especially birders. Fortunately, hearing aids and amplifiers can bring back the sounds of nature.

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Warranties and hearing aids: How they work, and how to extend your coverage

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New hearing aids are generally covered by a short-term hearing aid warranty for loss or damage. For some people, it's a good idea to buy an extended warranty for loss or damage after your initial warranty expires.

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Warranties and hearing aids: How they work, and how to extend your coverage

New hearing aids are generally covered by a short-term hearing aid warranty for loss or damage. For some people, it's a good idea to buy an extended warranty for loss or damage after your initial warranty expires.

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Is it ADD or hearing loss? In kids, it can be hard to tell

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If you or your child's teacher suspect your child has ADD, make sure to get their hearing checked, as the symptoms overlap.

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Is it ADD or hearing loss? In kids, it can be hard to tell

If you or your child's teacher suspect your child has ADD, make sure to get their hearing checked, as the symptoms overlap.

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How balance and hearing are connected—and why this 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 this 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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Can I get Social Security benefits for my hearing loss?

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If hearing loss is preventing you from working, find out if you qualify for important Social Security benefits and learn how to apply.

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Can I get Social Security benefits for my hearing loss?

If hearing loss is preventing you from working, find out if you qualify for important Social Security benefits and learn how to apply.

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How does hearing loss affect driving?

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When you're driving, hearing loss makes it harder to hear sirens, among other challenges. A larger rear-view mirror and adding a customized "car" setting to your hearing aids can help.

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How does hearing loss affect driving?

When you're driving, hearing loss makes it harder to hear sirens, among other challenges. A larger rear-view mirror and adding a customized "car" setting to your hearing aids can help.

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Hearing loss affects the entire family

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When a family member has a hearing loss, treated or untreated, the loss impacts the entire family and communication skills are put to the test.

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Hearing loss affects the entire family

When a family member has a hearing loss, treated or untreated, the loss impacts the entire family and communication skills are put to the test.

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Osteoporosis and hearing loss often go hand-in-hand

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If you have osteoporosis, it's a good idea to get your hearing checked regularly. You're at higher risk of hearing loss, studies show.

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Osteoporosis and hearing loss often go hand-in-hand

If you have osteoporosis, it's a good idea to get your hearing checked regularly. You're at higher risk of hearing loss, studies show.

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What is a decibel?

Infographic showing decibel levels of common sounds in our environment, ranging from breathing to firearms.

Decibels are a logarithmic way to express sound intensity or loudness. Learn about the decibel scale, the decibel levels of common sounds and how to prevent hearing loss.

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What is a decibel?

Decibels are a logarithmic way to express sound intensity or loudness. Learn about the decibel scale, the decibel levels of common sounds and how to prevent hearing loss.

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Air travel tips for people with hearing loss

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Airlines often fall short when it comes to communicating with passengers who have hearing loss. Our air travel tips for people with hearing loss will help your trip go as smoothly as possible.

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Air travel tips for people with hearing loss

Airlines often fall short when it comes to communicating with passengers who have hearing loss. Our air travel tips for people with hearing loss will help your trip go as smoothly as possible.

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Tips for traveling with hearing loss

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When you have hearing loss, traveling with hearing aids can add unexpected challenges. Here are some tips to make your trip go smoother.

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Tips for traveling with hearing loss

When you have hearing loss, traveling with hearing aids can add unexpected challenges. Here are some tips to make your trip go smoother.

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Hearing loss charities that make an impact

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Want to make a difference for people who have hearing loss? Learn more about organizations that put hearing loss and its challenges front and center, raising money and awareness for this important cause.

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Hearing loss charities that make an impact

Want to make a difference for people who have hearing loss? Learn more about organizations that put hearing loss and its challenges front and center, raising money and awareness for this important cause.

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My accidental triumph over tinnitus

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Author Glenn Schweitzer shares the coping approach he discovered accidentally for coping with stressful tinnitus.

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My accidental triumph over tinnitus

Author Glenn Schweitzer shares the coping approach he discovered accidentally for coping with stressful tinnitus.

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Effects of traumatic brain injury can include hearing loss or tinnitus

Infographic detailing the auditory problems that can result after a traumatic brain injury.

Hearing loss and tinnitus are common after a head injury, although the effects may not show up right away.

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Effects of traumatic brain injury can include hearing loss or tinnitus

Hearing loss and tinnitus are common after a head injury, although the effects may not show up right away.

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Ten travel tips for people with tinnitus

An airplane flies in the air.

If you have chronic tinnitus or ringing in the ears, it's best to plan ahead before embarking on a big trip, as many of the changes that come with travel can cause a spike in tinnitus symptoms.

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Ten travel tips for people with tinnitus

If you have chronic tinnitus or ringing in the ears, it's best to plan ahead before embarking on a big trip, as many of the changes that come with travel can cause a spike in tinnitus symptoms.

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Lost your hearing aid? Here's what to do ASAP

Infographic that explains the steps to take if you lose a hearing aid.

If you've lost your hearing aid, first check your hearing aid app to see if it has a 'find my hearing aid' feature. If not, here's what to do next.

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Lost your hearing aid? Here's what to do ASAP

If you've lost your hearing aid, first check your hearing aid app to see if it has a 'find my hearing aid' feature. If not, here's what to do next.

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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

Infographic with tips on having a holiday dinner that's considerate of people with hearing loss

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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