The Healthy Hearing Report

Our daily dose of original articles, news and interviews to keep you current about hearing health and hearing aids.

We also have in-depth general information on hearing loss, tinnitus, hearing aids, and hearing aid brands. See our full list of help pages.

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Why do we have two ears?

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The ears are designed to pick up sounds and transmit them through waves into the brain, but do you ever wonder why we have two ears instead of one? 

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What to do if you lose a hearing aid

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Losing a hearing aid can be stressful. If you lose one of your devices, keep a cool head and follow these tips to get back to hearing well as quickly as possible. 

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The link between ADHD and hearing loss

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Is it hearing loss or ADHD? They can sometimes look the same in children, but here's what you need to know for proper diagnosis and management.

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New hearing aids? Here's what to expect

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What is normal versus not normal when it comes to adjusting to new hearing aids? Read our handy primer on what to expect and find out when you might need some extra help.

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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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New study looks at hearing loss in cancer survivors

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Several cancer drugs can damage hearing. A new study could help develop new ways to protect hearing during cancer treatment.

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What kind of warranty options are typically available with hearing aids?

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When your original hearing aid warranty coverage expires, there are many options for continued coverage that can help protect your hearing investment and provide peace of mind throughout the life of your hearing aids.

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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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Will my hearing aids whistle?

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Hearing aid feedback or whistling can be annoying but it doesn't mean your hearing aids aren't working properly. Learn about why, even with the best hearing aid technology, feedback can still sometimes happen.

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Why your morning cup of coffee may be harmful to your hearing

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Thinking about drinking an extra-large cup of coffee to wake up after that late night at the concert? You might want to make it a decaf – especially if your hearing hasn’t fully recovered.

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Exercising with hearing aids

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Wearing your hearing aids during sports and recreation can improve your safety and personal enjoyment.

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Little-known hearing and ear disorders

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From nausea and dizziness to paralysis and even death, our ears can hold the answer to what ails us.

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Ten rules for improving family communication

Ten rules for improving family communication

When you're a family member coping with the hearing loss of a loved one, you may encounter frustration, the feeling of being ignored, separation from the relationship and isolation from daily family life.

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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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The (not-so-secret) passion behind Nyle DiMarco’s Dancing With the Stars success

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DiMarco uses the universal language of dance to change the hearing world’s perception of what it means to be Deaf – and he just might win the Mirrorball trophy in the process.

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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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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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Four common causes of temporary hearing loss in children - and what to do when they occur

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If your child experiences any of these common causes, take heart – then take action.

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Why you should learn sign language

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Whether you teach your baby to sign or learn ASL to communicate with a deaf friend or family member, you are using a full-bodied form of communication that will enhance your relationship as it improves your mind and spirit.

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Helping your loved one with hearing loss prepare for disasters

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Preparing for disasters doesn’t take much time or money, but the dividends you reap are well worth the extra effort.

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New research links hearing loss to an increased risk of falls

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Could untreated hearing loss could be affecting your balance? We have the latest research, and how hearing aids can help.

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Hearing loss in early adulthood

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Having hearing aids as a younger adult can be remarkably different from having hearing aids as an older adult.

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New study shows a link between osteoporosis and sudden hearing loss

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The results of an important new study show that osteoporosis could raise your risk of sudden hearing loss.

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Hearing accessibility at the movies

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Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) made accessibility mandatory, it’s modern technology that has made it possible for the deaf and hearing impaired to enjoy a night at the movies.

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