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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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Smartphone decibel meter apps to measure noise levels

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How do you know when loud is too loud? Here are some great decibel and sound meter smartphone apps for measuring noise levels.

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Smartphone decibel meter apps to measure noise levels

How do you know when loud is too loud? Here are some great decibel and sound meter smartphone apps for measuring noise levels.

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Does diet affect tinnitus?

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Find out how your diet and specific foods you eat may affect tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears.

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Does diet affect tinnitus?

Find out how your diet and specific foods you eat may affect tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears.

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Are invisible hearing aids right for you?

A man wearing an invisible hearing aid with a pull-out string.

Invisible hearing aids are discreet and often provide excellent sound quality. However, just like all hearing aids, they have pros and cons.

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Are invisible hearing aids right for you?

Invisible hearing aids are discreet and often provide excellent sound quality. However, just like all hearing aids, they have pros and cons.

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Cancer treatments and hearing loss: What's the connection?

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Cancer patients receiving certain treatments are at higher risk of hearing loss and tinnitus. Find out why this happens and what you can do about it.

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Cancer treatments and hearing loss: What's the connection?

Cancer patients receiving certain treatments are at higher risk of hearing loss and tinnitus. Find out why this happens and what you can do about it.

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Navigating tinnitus at work

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With the right tools, the right strategy, and the right accommodations (when necessary), you can navigate the challenges of tinnitus in the workplace much more effectively.

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Navigating tinnitus at work

With the right tools, the right strategy, and the right accommodations (when necessary), you can navigate the challenges of tinnitus in the workplace much more effectively.

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Kids and swim ear plugs: What you need to know

A girl swims with ear plugs in her ears.

Not sure if your child should wear ear plugs when they swim? Here's what you need to know.

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Kids and swim ear plugs: What you need to know

Not sure if your child should wear ear plugs when they swim? Here's what you need to know.

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Fireworks and hearing loss: How to stay safe

Earplugs to prevent hearing damage

Fireworks create noise and a blast wave that can harm your hearing. Here's how to protect yourself and your family.

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Fireworks and hearing loss: How to stay safe

Fireworks create noise and a blast wave that can harm your hearing. Here's how to protect yourself and your family.

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What is swimmer's ear?

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Swimmer's ear can lead to pain and temporary hearing loss. Find out what swimmer's ear is, its symptoms and how it's treated.

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What is swimmer's ear?

Swimmer's ear can lead to pain and temporary hearing loss. Find out what swimmer's ear is, its symptoms and how it's treated.

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Multisensory devices for tinnitus and hearing loss: How they work

Neosensory's wearable wristband device

For people with hearing loss or tinnitus, a new batch of wearable multisensory devices offer a unique way to hear better.

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Multisensory devices for tinnitus and hearing loss: How they work

For people with hearing loss or tinnitus, a new batch of wearable multisensory devices offer a unique way to hear better.

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Stop doing these 7 things, audiologists and hearing specialists say

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Hearing care providers offer up what they you'd stop doing, like sticking things in your ears to leaving your hearing aids in the drawer.

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Stop doing these 7 things, audiologists and hearing specialists say

Hearing care providers offer up what they you'd stop doing, like sticking things in your ears to leaving your hearing aids in the drawer.

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All about teleaudiology and mobile hearing clinics

A woman receives a hearing evaluation using teleaudiology.

Teleaudiology, like telemedicine, is growing in popularity for rural or housebound patients with hearing loss.

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All about teleaudiology and mobile hearing clinics

Teleaudiology, like telemedicine, is growing in popularity for rural or housebound patients with hearing loss.

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What is an audiologist?

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Audiologists are experts in hearing care and hearing loss. They work in a wide variety of settings, from clinics to hospitals to private hearing aid practices.

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What is an audiologist?

Audiologists are experts in hearing care and hearing loss. They work in a wide variety of settings, from clinics to hospitals to private hearing aid practices.

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Mild hearing loss

Infographic on mild hearing loss and how it makes it hard to understand conversations.

Mild hearing loss can have a big impact on your quality of life. Learn why it happens, how it affects what you can hear, and how to get help.

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Mild hearing loss

Mild hearing loss can have a big impact on your quality of life. Learn why it happens, how it affects what you can hear, and how to get help.

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'I can hear but not understand'

A man struggles to hear a woman talking.

Struggling to hear conversations? Find out why this happens and how to get help.

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'I can hear but not understand'

Struggling to hear conversations? Find out why this happens and how to get help.

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Drinking and hearing loss

A man holds a tumbler of a dark alcohol, set against a wooden bar.

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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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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Hearing aid feedback

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When your hearing aid speaker gets too close to the microphone, loud feedback can result. Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Hearing aid feedback

When your hearing aid speaker gets too close to the microphone, loud feedback can result. Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Hearing aid users share the surprising sounds they can now hear

Infographic explaining the surprising things people can hear when they get new hearing aids.

Car blinkers. Bacon sizzling. Faucets dripping. That's just a few of the many amazing sounds new hearing aid users report being able to hear again after years of hearing loss.

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Hearing aid users share the surprising sounds they can now hear

Car blinkers. Bacon sizzling. Faucets dripping. That's just a few of the many amazing sounds new hearing aid users report being able to hear again after years of hearing loss.

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How balance and hearing are connected—and why it matters

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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 it 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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What is third mobile window syndrome?

A diagram of the inner ear explaining third mobile window syndromes like superior semicircular canal dehiscence.

This name refers to a group of inner ear disorders that are caused by thinning or ruptured tissue, which can cause hearing problems, tinnitus, dizziness and other concerning symptoms.

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What is third mobile window syndrome?

This name refers to a group of inner ear disorders that are caused by thinning or ruptured tissue, which can cause hearing problems, tinnitus, dizziness and other concerning symptoms.

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What to know about Deaf culture

A woman uses American Sign Language to chat with a friend.

'When you are Deaf, you see the world in a different way. You don’t believe you have a disability—and you don’t want to be fixed.'

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What to know about Deaf culture

'When you are Deaf, you see the world in a different way. You don’t believe you have a disability—and you don’t want to be fixed.'

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Hearing loss in the workplace

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Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Hearing loss in the workplace

Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Meniere's disease and brain fog: How to cope

A man whose head has been replaced by fog.

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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Meniere's disease and brain fog: How to cope

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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OSHA worksite noise regulations

List of permissible noise exposure levels per OSHA regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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OSHA worksite noise regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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I hate my hearing aids. What do I do?

A woman with a hearing aid talks to a friend.

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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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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