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New study shows hearing loss could provide clues for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

New research about the relationship between untreated hearing loss and deadly Alzheimer's disease provides yet another reason to improve your hearing health.

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Creating awareness for children's hearing loss

From media campaigns to books to legislation, here's an update on efforts to bring awareness to children's hearing loss.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Joan McCormack, Au.D.

Dr. Joan McCormack and the staff of Atlantic Hearing Care celebrate the practice's 10-year anniversary and giving back to the community with the launch of a nonprofit to provide hearing care to those in need.

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Tinnitus: could your diet be the culprit?

The root cause of tinnitus can be a complex puzzle. Nutrition could be one piece of that puzzle. Here's how to find out if something you're eating or drinking is contributing to your tinnitus.

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How hearing loss affects seniors

Older people with hearing loss face some unique challenges. Find out what they are and what you can do about it.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Julie Quandt

There’s one thing this globe-trotting, marathon running business woman, mom and wife wouldn’t leave home without -- and it’s her hearing aids.

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The complex link between depression and hearing loss

The discovery of the link between hearing loss and depression could improve the quality of life for millions of people. Here's how to spot the signs and understand the next steps.

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Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus

Are aspartame and tinnitus linked? Here's what you need to know before you drink your next diet soda.

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Music and better hearing: what's the connection?

Can singing help you hear conversations in noisy places better? A new study suggests it can. Learn how music training can benefit your hearing and your social life.

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How to get the most from your hearing aid batteries

Hearing aid batteries are as vital to their performance as the technology inside your devices. Here's how to maximize their effectiveness.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Peter Loring

A no-nonsense approach, great technology and a personal investment in each patient helps Dr. Peter Loring change lives through better hearing in central Long Island, New York.

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Can allergies cause hearing loss?

Your eyes are itchy and your nose is runny – typical for allergy season. But could your allergies also contribute to hearing loss? Get answers here.

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How to enjoy a summer party with hearing loss

Social gatherings can sometimes be difficult for people with hearing loss, but barbecues are easier to navigate than most parties. Shari Eberts shares her tips for enjoying your summer get-togethers.

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Drinking and hearing loss

You might know the health risks associated with heavy drinking, but it may surprise you to know it can also harm your hearing and balance. Learn more and know when to seek help.

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Living with mild hearing loss

Even if you aren't ready for hearing aids, mild hearing loss can impose surprising difficulties in everyday life that shouldn't be underestimated. Here's how to cope and take the next steps.

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Talking to grandchildren about hearing loss

Discriminately sharing information about your hearing loss and hearing aids with your grandchildren helps them understand your challenges and develop sensitivity for others. Use these kid-friendly talking points.

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Understanding high-frequency hearing loss

If speech seems muffled and you have trouble hearing birds sing or doorbells ring, you may have high-frequency hearing loss. Learn the causes and treatments for this common type of hearing loss.

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Summer hearing health for kids

Along with reminders about how to safely enjoy summer fun, don’t forget to include a few that deal with keeping their hearing healthy, too.

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Tips for driving safely with hearing loss

Improve your driving skills with these tips and make all your trips safe ones, even if your hearing isn't what it used to be.

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Men's health: protecting hearing an important priority

June is Men's Health Month - time to celebrate men by being mindful of good health, including hearing health. Here's how to get started.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Mary Sue Harrison

A Texas audiologist parlayed a score on a high school interest test into an unconventional audiology practice that includes the latest hearing aid technology, hearing conservation, occasional encounters with famous musicians and patient-friendly customer service.

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Healthy Hearing readers reveal unexpected hearing hazards

We asked our readers how noisy their lives are and the results prove hearing hazards can lurk where you least expect them. Find out how to preserve your hearing in unexpectedly noisy places.

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Tinnitus: symptom or disease and how it’s both

Whether tinnitus is a symptom of a larger issue or something isolated, it needs to be evaluated by a hearing care professional to determine if there is something causing it and how to best treat it.

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How to be your own hearing loss advocate

Asserting yourself isn’t rude, it’s essential -- especially if you want to get the most out of interactions with friends and family.

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