The Healthy Hearing Report

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

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Hearing aid history: From ear trumpets to digital technology

See how the history of hearing aid technology has progressed over the years -- from non-electric ear trumpets to today's digital hearing aids.

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Top five occupations causing hearing loss

Some occupations are more dangerous than others when it comes to hearing loss. Check out our top five.

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Is hearing loss self-diagnosable?

If you’re not hearing well or friends and family are urging you to get your hearing checked, don’t rely on self-diagnosis. It’s time to see a hearing healthcare professional.

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How long do hearing aids last?

While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time.

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Tips for navigating your workplace with hearing loss

In the workplace, those with hearing loss must advocate for themselves, be organized and have a good attitude to ensure success.

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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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Help to ease tinnitus suffering

If you have tinnitus, don't let the ringing in your ears drive you crazy. Seek help from an audiologist who specializes in treating patients with tinnitus.

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Are your hearing aids ready for fun in the sun?

Before you go on spring break, make sure your hearing aids are prepared for the onslaught of wind, water and sand.

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New device delivers medicine directly to the inner ear

A new invention can deliver drugs to the previously inaccessible inner ear.

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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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Foods that boost hearing health: The power of vitamins

Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy and protecting our hearing health.

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Hearing aids and tax time

Hearing aids and other costs related to treating hearing loss can be included as medical deductions on your taxes.

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When to take your child to a hearing professional

There are a number of reasons why your child may develop hearing loss. It’s important to seek help as soon as you notice a potential problem.

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Study shows hearing loss affects infant babble

An important new study about the role of baby babble in language development highlights the importance of early intervention for hearing loss.

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Timeline of a hearing aid: from concept to completion

From concept to completion, making a hearing aid can take more than ten years and involve as many as 500 engineers, consumers, hearing healthcare professionals and retailers.

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What goes into the cost of hearing aids?

First time buyers of hearing aids often experience sticker shock, especially in combination with news that their insurance company won't offset the cost. In this article, we dig deeper into the elements that determine the cost of hearing aids.

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Study shows risk of hearing loss for hunters

Read about a study that reveals the startling statistics on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in hunters, and the science behind it.

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

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

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Five ways to give the gift of hearing

Advocating, contributing, donating, assisting and modeling are great ways to promote hearing health to those you love as well as to those you may never meet.

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Show your loved ones you care: Get hearing aids!

Read how getting hearing aids can benefit those you love and show them how much you care.

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Gifts for your valentine with hearing loss

Support your loved one with hearing loss on Valentine's day with a gift that says you care.

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Telephone hearing test delivers accurate results

We have the scoop on the easy and accurate hearing test you can take in the privacy of your own home.

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Exercise your ears: Apps and games to keep hearing sharp

Hearing loss is no joke, but there's no reason keeping your hearing healthy can't be fun with these exercises and games.

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Why you should learn sign language

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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