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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The dangerous links between smoking and hearing loss

smoking cigarettes linked to hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke--whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero--can have a big impact on a person's hearing health.

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The dangerous links between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke--whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero--can have a big impact on a person's hearing health.

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Have sleep apnea? You might have hearing loss, too

A woman indicates frustration at her snoring bed partner.

Hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies published in the past few years. 

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Have sleep apnea? You might have hearing loss, too

Hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies published in the past few years. 

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Tinnitus habituation: How to tune out the ringing in your ears

Glenn Schwitzer with his infant son

Thanks to a mental process called habituation, you can get to a place where your tinnitus stops bothering you entirely, where your brain just stops paying attention to it and it fades from your awareness.

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Tinnitus habituation: How to tune out the ringing in your ears

Thanks to a mental process called habituation, you can get to a place where your tinnitus stops bothering you entirely, where your brain just stops paying attention to it and it fades from your awareness.

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Cochlear implant recipients reconnect to music with new app

Bring Back the Beat app

A new app called Bring Back the Beat helps cochlear implant wearers reconnect with music using a series of focused attention and listening practice games.

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Cochlear implant recipients reconnect to music with new app

A new app called Bring Back the Beat helps cochlear implant wearers reconnect with music using a series of focused attention and listening practice games.

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Mumps and hearing loss

The MMR vaccine

The viral infection known as mumps can lead to hearing loss. If your child experiences hearing loss after mumps, schedule an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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Mumps and hearing loss

The viral infection known as mumps can lead to hearing loss. If your child experiences hearing loss after mumps, schedule an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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Award-winning celebrities with hearing loss

Halle Berry

In a world where image is everything and communication is a necessary skill, these celebrities with hearing loss are definitely award worthy.

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Award-winning celebrities with hearing loss

In a world where image is everything and communication is a necessary skill, these celebrities with hearing loss are definitely award worthy.

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Ready to get your hearing tested? Here's why you may want to bring someone with you

A couple at a hearing care appointment

The insights they share at your appointment may help you and your hearing care professional better customize your treatment plan.

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Ready to get your hearing tested? Here's why you may want to bring someone with you

The insights they share at your appointment may help you and your hearing care professional better customize your treatment plan.

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How to troubleshoot common hearing aid problems

checklist for troubleshooting hearing aids

Before you take your hearing aid in for repair, check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.

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How to troubleshoot common hearing aid problems

Before you take your hearing aid in for repair, check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.

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How an audiologist recommends the best hearing aids for you

audiologist using otoscope to look into man's ear

Ears come in all shapes and sizes--and so do the various types of hearing aids. Your audiologist will make sure your hearing aids provide high-quality sound and are comfortable to wear.

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How an audiologist recommends the best hearing aids for you

Ears come in all shapes and sizes--and so do the various types of hearing aids. Your audiologist will make sure your hearing aids provide high-quality sound and are comfortable to wear.

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Creating a hearing loss friendly wedding

hearing loss weddings

It's wedding season! If you're planning a summer wedding, we've got tips to ensure your guests with hearing loss will have the same great experience as the rest of your guests.

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Creating a hearing loss friendly wedding

It's wedding season! If you're planning a summer wedding, we've got tips to ensure your guests with hearing loss will have the same great experience as the rest of your guests.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Corry Wilcox, AuD

Corry Wilcox of Audiology Associates

A strict adherence to best practices and positive outcomes as well as counseling and humor are reasons why patients choose Audiology Associates in Lancaster, Ohio for their hearing healthcare needs.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Corry Wilcox, AuD

A strict adherence to best practices and positive outcomes as well as counseling and humor are reasons why patients choose Audiology Associates in Lancaster, Ohio for their hearing healthcare needs.

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The link between migraines and hearing loss

migraine and hearing loss

Research shows those who suffer from migraines may be at increased risk for developing hearing loss. Find out the connection between migraine headaches and hearing loss.

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The link between migraines and hearing loss

Research shows those who suffer from migraines may be at increased risk for developing hearing loss. Find out the connection between migraine headaches and hearing loss.

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Spider silk could offer breakthrough in hearing aid microphones

spider silk directional microphone

Binghamton University researchers take a cue from nature to improve upon current hearing aid microphone technology.

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Spider silk could offer breakthrough in hearing aid microphones

Binghamton University researchers take a cue from nature to improve upon current hearing aid microphone technology.

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Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit

Gianluca Trombetta

Gianluca Trombetta talks about why people with hearing loss fake it, or pretend to hear when they really don't and shares his practical tips for turning this common challenge into a positive opportunity.

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Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit

Gianluca Trombetta talks about why people with hearing loss fake it, or pretend to hear when they really don't and shares his practical tips for turning this common challenge into a positive opportunity.

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Foods that boost hearing: Be mindful of your minerals

woman's hands chopping fresh, colorful vegetables

Studies show mineral-rich foods are helpful in preventing hearing loss but be sure to consult your physician before adding any supplements to your diet.

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Foods that boost hearing: Be mindful of your minerals

Studies show mineral-rich foods are helpful in preventing hearing loss but be sure to consult your physician before adding any supplements to your diet.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Kevin Delcid

Satisfied hearing aid wearer, Kevin Delcid, and his family

Kevin Delcid tells his journey to better hearing, from the pain of losing his hearing as a young boy to the joy of hearing his young son call him "daddy."

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Kevin Delcid

Kevin Delcid tells his journey to better hearing, from the pain of losing his hearing as a young boy to the joy of hearing his young son call him "daddy."

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Tom Webb

Happy hearing aid wearer, Tom Webb, and his wife, Fran.

Hearing aid wearer Tom Webb is an advocate for the hearing devices he wears and the audiologist who helped restore his ability to communicate with colleagues, friends and family.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Tom Webb

Hearing aid wearer Tom Webb is an advocate for the hearing devices he wears and the audiologist who helped restore his ability to communicate with colleagues, friends and family.

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Top universities for Deaf students

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These universities provide learning environments which cater specifically to students in the Deaf community.

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Top universities for Deaf students

These universities provide learning environments which cater specifically to students in the Deaf community.

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The Zika virus and hearing loss

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Researchers are just beginning to understand the connection between the Zika virus and hearing loss. Could you or your newborn be at risk?

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The Zika virus and hearing loss

Researchers are just beginning to understand the connection between the Zika virus and hearing loss. Could you or your newborn be at risk?

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Sue Thomas | Breaking barriers with faith, perseverance and a sense of humor

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Deaf since the age of 18 months, Sue Thomas became a champion roller skater, concert pianist and FBI agent.

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Sue Thomas | Breaking barriers with faith, perseverance and a sense of humor

Deaf since the age of 18 months, Sue Thomas became a champion roller skater, concert pianist and FBI agent.

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Linda Bove: One woman's impact on public awareness

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In honor of Women's History Month, we are profiling a pioneer of public awareness for Deaf culture. Linda Bove is a groundbreaking actress and an accomplished owner, producer and thespian of the country’s most renowned theater of the deaf.

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Linda Bove: One woman's impact on public awareness

In honor of Women's History Month, we are profiling a pioneer of public awareness for Deaf culture. Linda Bove is a groundbreaking actress and an accomplished owner, producer and thespian of the country’s most renowned theater of the deaf.

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