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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8 tips for dealing with restaurant noise when you wear hearing aids

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Do you wear hearing aids and struggle with the background noise in restaurants? Here's how to make the experience less frustrating.

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8 tips for dealing with restaurant noise when you wear hearing aids

Do you wear hearing aids and struggle with the background noise in restaurants? Here's how to make the experience less frustrating.

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The AidKeeper: One man's journey to create an indestructible hearing aid case

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If you're looking for a hearing aid case that's practically indestructible, entrepreneur and hearing aid wearer Calvin Huit has designed the AidKeeper with you in mind.

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The AidKeeper: One man's journey to create an indestructible hearing aid case

If you're looking for a hearing aid case that's practically indestructible, entrepreneur and hearing aid wearer Calvin Huit has designed the AidKeeper with you in mind.

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Facing the fear of hearing loss with Meniere’s and tinnitus

A woman grapples with an attack of Meniere's disease.

Living with Meniere's disease means living with the constant threat of hearing loss. How do you overcome the fear and learn to accept what you can't always control?

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Facing the fear of hearing loss with Meniere’s and tinnitus

Living with Meniere's disease means living with the constant threat of hearing loss. How do you overcome the fear and learn to accept what you can't always control?

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How hearing loss can affect two ears differently

A woman talks to her doctor about her ear.

When some people begin to notice they are experiencing hearing loss, they may realize that they have more hearing loss in one ear than the other.

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How hearing loss can affect two ears differently

When some people begin to notice they are experiencing hearing loss, they may realize that they have more hearing loss in one ear than the other.

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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?

A boy with a cochlear implant speaks to his teacher.

If hearing aids haven’t improved your ability to hear effectively, ask your hearing health professional if you’re a candidate for a cochlear implant.

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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?

If hearing aids haven’t improved your ability to hear effectively, ask your hearing health professional if you’re a candidate for a cochlear implant.

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Autism, auditory processing disorder and your child’s hearing health

A boy with headphones on looks out the window.

Because ASD affects each child differently, seek help from your hearing healthcare professional if you believe your child is having difficulty with their hearing.

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Autism, auditory processing disorder and your child’s hearing health

Because ASD affects each child differently, seek help from your hearing healthcare professional if you believe your child is having difficulty with their hearing.

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My experience trying out CROS hearing aids for single-sided deafness

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My experience wearing a CROS hearing aid to help with my single-sided deafness. Ultimately, I decided the device's disadvantages outweighed its advantages.

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My experience trying out CROS hearing aids for single-sided deafness

My experience wearing a CROS hearing aid to help with my single-sided deafness. Ultimately, I decided the device's disadvantages outweighed its advantages.

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Top 10 summer activities that are dangerous to your hearing

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Many popular summertime activities come with a risk of hearing loss. Are your favorites on our list?

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Top 10 summer activities that are dangerous to your hearing

Many popular summertime activities come with a risk of hearing loss. Are your favorites on our list?

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7 tips for getting used to your new hearing aids

A man with hearing aids talks to his partner.

It can take awhile to get used to hearing aids, especially if you've never worn them before. These 7 tips will speed up your acclimation.

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7 tips for getting used to your new hearing aids

It can take awhile to get used to hearing aids, especially if you've never worn them before. These 7 tips will speed up your acclimation.

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Tinnitus and meditation: A success story

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As a longtime sufferer of tinnitus, meditation changed everything for me. And if you are suffering from tinnitus, I believe it could possibly change everything for you, too.

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Tinnitus and meditation: A success story

As a longtime sufferer of tinnitus, meditation changed everything for me. And if you are suffering from tinnitus, I believe it could possibly change everything for you, too.

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Pros and cons of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable hearing aids on a charging dock

Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of rechargeable hearings aids can go a long way to helping you and your hearing care practitioner pick the best battery style for you. 

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Pros and cons of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries

Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of rechargeable hearings aids can go a long way to helping you and your hearing care practitioner pick the best battery style for you. 

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What it's like to get hearing aids in your 30s

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How hearing aids helped me transform from a bookish girl to a social adult, fully participating in gatherings and work events.

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What it's like to get hearing aids in your 30s

How hearing aids helped me transform from a bookish girl to a social adult, fully participating in gatherings and work events.

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How to pick the best audiologist

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When you are trying to find the perfect audiologist, there are several things you should take into consideration. Let Healthy Hearing help you find an audiologist or hearing aid specialist near you.

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How to pick the best audiologist

When you are trying to find the perfect audiologist, there are several things you should take into consideration. Let Healthy Hearing help you find an audiologist or hearing aid specialist near you.

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The best apps for learning sign language

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We've rounded up the highest-rated apps for iPhone and Android users who want to learn American Sign Language, or ASL.

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The best apps for learning sign language

We've rounded up the highest-rated apps for iPhone and Android users who want to learn American Sign Language, or ASL.

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Do you have hearing loss and tinnitus? These coping strategies can help

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Even with normal hearing, tinnitus can severely disrupt your quality of life. But when hearing loss is also part of the equation, it can be utterly devastating. Here's how to feel better.

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Do you have hearing loss and tinnitus? These coping strategies can help

Even with normal hearing, tinnitus can severely disrupt your quality of life. But when hearing loss is also part of the equation, it can be utterly devastating. Here's how to feel better.

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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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Tinnitus: Could your diet be the culprit?

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Here's how to find out if something you're eating or drinking is contributing to your tinnitus.

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Tinnitus: Could your diet be the culprit?

Here's how to find out if something you're eating or drinking is contributing to your tinnitus.

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5 quality of life hacks for tinnitus sufferers

A woman puts in earplugs.

Living with tinnitus is a challenge, but there are lots of helpful life hacks you can do right now to improve quality of life with tinnitus.

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5 quality of life hacks for tinnitus sufferers

Living with tinnitus is a challenge, but there are lots of helpful life hacks you can do right now to improve quality of life with tinnitus.

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Hearing aids with domes: Are they right for me?

An example of a receiver in the ear (RITE) hearing aid with a dome.

Some hearing aids come with domes that sit snugly inside your ear. They're best suited for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

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Hearing aids with domes: Are they right for me?

Some hearing aids come with domes that sit snugly inside your ear. They're best suited for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

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What are hearing aid earmolds?

An example of a hearing aid with a custom earmold that fits inside the ear.

Some hearing aids come with custom-fit earmolds that sit snugly inside your ear. Learn why an earmold might be the best option for you and how to troubleshoot any problems.

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What are hearing aid earmolds?

Some hearing aids come with custom-fit earmolds that sit snugly inside your ear. Learn why an earmold might be the best option for you and how to troubleshoot any problems.

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Vaping and hearing loss: Is there a link?

A teenager uses a vaping ecigarette.

With reports of vaping and sudden hearing loss on the rise, what does the evidence say?

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Vaping and hearing loss: Is there a link?

With reports of vaping and sudden hearing loss on the rise, what does the evidence say?

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Viagra and hearing loss

A man holds a Viagra tablet.

Research shows that Viagra and similar drugs increase your risk of sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

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Viagra and hearing loss

Research shows that Viagra and similar drugs increase your risk of sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

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Hearing aids for profound hearing loss

A woman wearing an Oticon Dynamo power hearing aid

If you have severe or profound hearing loss, your hearing care professional will likely recommend power or super power hearing aids. Today's power models are small and discreet.

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Hearing aids for profound hearing loss

If you have severe or profound hearing loss, your hearing care professional will likely recommend power or super power hearing aids. Today's power models are small and discreet.

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Obesity and hearing loss: What's the connection?

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Obesity may increase the risk of other health conditions that are linked to hearing loss, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. 

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Obesity and hearing loss: What's the connection?

Obesity may increase the risk of other health conditions that are linked to hearing loss, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. 

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