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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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Grief and accepting hearing loss

A man looks at hearing aids at a hearing care appointment with his wife.

Are you coming to terms with your hearing loss? You may find it helpful to know that it's normal to feel grief, which includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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Grief and accepting hearing loss

Are you coming to terms with your hearing loss? You may find it helpful to know that it's normal to feel grief, which includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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How high stress can lead to hearing loss

Two women exercise outdoors.

Chronic stress is part of life for too many Americans. Besides harming your health, find out how it contributes to hearing loss.

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How high stress can lead to hearing loss

Chronic stress is part of life for too many Americans. Besides harming your health, find out how it contributes to hearing loss.

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What is noise pollution?

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Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being.

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What is noise pollution?

Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being.

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Why depression and untreated hearing loss are linked

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It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.

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Why depression and untreated hearing loss are linked

It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.

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Hearing loss and listening fatigue

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For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.

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Hearing loss and listening fatigue

For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.

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Hearing loss is tiring? I was skeptical—until I took a hearing test

Author Joy Victory before her hearing test.

Even with normal hearing, taking a hearing test can be mentally draining. The experience helped Healthy Hearing Managing Editor Joy Victory understand why hearing loss should always be treated.

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Hearing loss is tiring? I was skeptical—until I took a hearing test

Even with normal hearing, taking a hearing test can be mentally draining. The experience helped Healthy Hearing Managing Editor Joy Victory understand why hearing loss should always be treated.

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Top audiology schools in the United States

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Students interested in receiving the best education in the hearing health sciences may want to investigate these colleges.

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Top audiology schools in the United States

Students interested in receiving the best education in the hearing health sciences may want to investigate these colleges.

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Newborn hearing screening

A newborn receives hearing screening in the hospital.

Nearly all babies born in the U.S. are given newborn hearing screening while still in the hospital. Learn more about how babies are tested and what you should do if your child fails her screening.

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Newborn hearing screening

Nearly all babies born in the U.S. are given newborn hearing screening while still in the hospital. Learn more about how babies are tested and what you should do if your child fails her screening.

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What to do if you suspect your school-age child has hearing loss

A child receives an ear exam.

Are you concerned your school-age child may have hearing loss? Here are the next steps to take to help you and your child get the help she needs.

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What to do if you suspect your school-age child has hearing loss

Are you concerned your school-age child may have hearing loss? Here are the next steps to take to help you and your child get the help she needs.

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How do I get water out of my ears?

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Did you go swimming and now water is stuck in your ears? It happens to some people more than others. Learn why it happens and what to do about it.

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How do I get water out of my ears?

Did you go swimming and now water is stuck in your ears? It happens to some people more than others. Learn why it happens and what to do about it.

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Low-cost solar-powered hearing aids fill a need in developing countries

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Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.

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Low-cost solar-powered hearing aids fill a need in developing countries

Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.

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Working remotely with hearing loss: Tips for virtual meetings

Illustration with tips for virtual meetings with hearing loss

Working from home presents special challenges for people with hearing loss, especially virtual meetings. Poor sound quality and a spotty internet connection can make the experience downright frustrating.

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Working remotely with hearing loss: Tips for virtual meetings

Working from home presents special challenges for people with hearing loss, especially virtual meetings. Poor sound quality and a spotty internet connection can make the experience downright frustrating.

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Universal signs for hearing loss

Illustration of common hearing impaired accessibility symbols and signs

To help people who are deaf or hearing impaired, common signs and symbols are used to indicate if a location has assistive technology, such as closed captioning or loop induction systems.

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Universal signs for hearing loss

To help people who are deaf or hearing impaired, common signs and symbols are used to indicate if a location has assistive technology, such as closed captioning or loop induction systems.

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Coping techniques to prevent tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety

Illustration of people relaxing and exercising to prevent tinnitus.

Most tinnitus coping strategies are meant to be used reactively, after a difficult moment has occurred. But it's just as important to develop techniques that help you establish routines to head off tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety before they start.

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Coping techniques to prevent tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety

Most tinnitus coping strategies are meant to be used reactively, after a difficult moment has occurred. But it's just as important to develop techniques that help you establish routines to head off tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety before they start.

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At 89 years old, my father finally got hearing aids—and his life was transformed

An image of a man smiling, after getting hearing aids.

After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.

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At 89 years old, my father finally got hearing aids—and his life was transformed

After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.

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Life after tinnitus habituation: What to expect

A woman drinks coffee at her desk.

Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.

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Life after tinnitus habituation: What to expect

Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.

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Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

A woman struggles to hear her friend speaking.

A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.

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Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.

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'I thought I had cognitive decline, but it was hearing loss'

Concerned that words were not making sense anymore, one man shares how getting hearing aids helped him reconnect to the world.

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'I thought I had cognitive decline, but it was hearing loss'

Concerned that words were not making sense anymore, one man shares how getting hearing aids helped him reconnect to the world.

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

Calvin Huit with AidKeeper models

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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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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