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Need an audiologist but can't travel? Telehealth may be an option

A woman receives a hearing evaluation using teleaudiology.

There’s a whole new way to communicate with an audiologist: by video. Known as telehealth audiology, it's growing in popularity for rural or housebound patients.

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What is auditory processing disorder?

A boy in speech therapy.

Even though your child's hearing is normal, they may have problems understanding what their ears are hearing.

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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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Hyperacusis: When ordinary loud sounds hurt your ears

A woman holding her head after hearing a loud sound.

Hyperacusis is defined as an abnormal sensitivity to sounds resulting in pain or discomfort. You may also experience tinnitus and a fluttering sensation in your ears.

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Understanding your audiogram results

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An audiogram is a graph or chart that displays the results of your hearing test. Initially, it might look like a bunch of indecipherable lines and symbols. But once you learn how to read and interpret your audiogram, you will better understand your hearing loss.

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What is otosclerosis?

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Otosclerosis occurs when a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck, limiting its ability to vibrate and conduct sound. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness and tinnitus.

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What you need to know about earwax

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You may think it’s gross or embarrassing, but here's why earwax is so important to your hearing health. Learn how to safely clean your ears and interesting facts about earwax.

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Meet real-life superhero teen 'Battlin' Braden,' who has raised $114,000 in hearing aid donations

Braden Baker as Battlin' Braden

The Fort Worth teenager is on a mission to raise money for those who cannot afford hearing devices.

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The best apps for children with hearing loss

A young girl taps on an iPad.

Searching for apps that help kids with hearing loss? We've put together a list of some of the top-rated apps that include visual learning and sign language for reading, writing, and listening skills.

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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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Is there a relationship between BPPV and Meniere's disease?

A woman holds her head, feeling dizzy.

Both benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere's disease can both cause bouts of severe dizziness and vertigo, but are the two conditions related?

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear

Woman with sudden deafness in one ear.

If you experience sudden hearing loss, get help fast to improve your chances of regaining your hearing.

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Understanding the degrees of hearing loss

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Understanding the results of your hearing test, or audiogram, can help you determine what type of hearing loss and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing.

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Guide to coping with hearing aid feedback

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Hearing aid feedback isn’t harmful, but it can be annoying and embarrassing. Here are a few things you can try in order to fix the problem.

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Understanding hidden hearing loss

Signs of hidden hearing loss

Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that originates in the brain (instead of the ears) and isn't detectable on standard hearing tests. People with hidden hearing loss struggle to hear in real-world situations, but are able to pass a hearing test without any problems.

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Tympanometry

Anatomy of the middle ear

Tympanometry is a type of test that measures the function of the middle ear. It can help rule out certain types of hearing loss and may be used to determine whether hearing aids would be a useful treatment.

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10 common myths about tinnitus

A man grips his head.

When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.

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

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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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Vitamins and hearing health

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Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy, but do any specifically protect our hearing? Here's what the research says.

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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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The Super Bowl and hearing loss

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The Super Bowl has several connections to hearing loss, including potential threats to hearing health and inspiring stories of success.

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What this Millennial wants others to know about his bone-anchored hearing system

Kevin Hotaling

Fresh off a new upgrade to his bone-anchored hearing system, Kevin Hotaling encourages other young adults to seek the best technology available to treat their hearing loss.

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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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What is dual sensory impairment?

A woman gets her hearing checked.

When a person can't hear or see well, it's known as dual sensory impairment. While common among older adults, dual sensory impairment should not be shrugged off as a consequence of old age.

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