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The ABCs of how to read an audiogram

Do you know how to read an audiogram? Let Healthy Hearing teach you how to read and interpret the results of your hearing test so you can better understand your hearing loss.

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Using headphones with hearing aids

With all of the different headphones on the market today, which ones work best with hearing aids? That all depends upon what type of hearing aids you wear.

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Hearing assistance dogs are changing lives

Some furry, four-legged friends are much more than housepets, providing service for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

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The connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline

Does hearing loss cause cognitive impairment and dementia? And can you prevent or delay cognitive...

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October is Audiology Awareness Month

The American Academy of Audiology started Audiology Awareness Month in 2008 as a means of bringing awareness to hearing health and the importance of hearing protection.

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New hotline for parents of kids with hearing loss

AG Bell’s Julie Swaim is putting her personal experience of raising a son with hearing loss to work for other parents who find themselves in the same situation.

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Ear candling? Candles belong on the dinner table, not in your ears

Healthcare experts say ear candling is dangerous and ineffective.

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How hearing loss affects school performance

Studies show that hearing loss has a profoundly negative affect on school performance, but early intervention can help. Find out how hearing loss and learning are connected.

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Educational audiologist: an important resource for your child with hearing loss

Because educational audiology is a related service under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), your child is entitled to have access to an EdAud.

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Pulses of light restored hearing in gerbils

Using light to target hearing issues may sound farfetched, but it’s not. Scientists say the new field of optogenetics could create cochlear implants that give people more natural hearing abilities.

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Wearing earplugs can be cool

Most hearing loss is preventable. Shari Eberts tells you how easy (and cool!) it can be to wear hearing protection that can prevent hearing loss.

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Swedish study finds improved hearing in older adults

A recent study in Sweden offers more evidence that hearing loss is not inevitable. Find out why prevalence of hearing loss is on the decline in Sweden.

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HLAA convention offers support and fellowship to people with hearing loss

Hundreds of people with hearing loss gathered for the 2018 HLAA convention dedicated to hearing loss advocacy, fellowship and camaraderie.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Phyllis Stern-Weisman

As the owner of North Suburban Hearing Service, in Niles, Illiinois, Dr. Stern-Weisman delivers a customized and creative experience to make sure her patients are always hearing their best.

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The basics of waterproof hearing aids

Do you need waterproof hearing aids? Learn about waterproof and water resistant hearing aids and how to keep your devices working their best.

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How to pick the best audiologist

When you are trying to find the perfect audiologist, there are several things you should take into consideration. Let Healthy Hearing help you find an audiologist or hearing aid specialist near you.

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Oticon’s restaurant noise dilemma survey

Restaurants have become increasingly noisy. Find out about the restaurant noise dilemma and how to enjoy a night out even in the noisiest venues.

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Social security disability and hearing loss

If hearing loss is preventing you from working, find out if you qualify for important Social Security benefits and learn how to apply.

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The link between hearing loss and high healthcare costs

Hearing loss doesn't only affect your communication. Recent research says it can increase hospitalization and out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

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How to protect your hearing this Fourth of July

Fireworks and Fourth of July go together, but the celebration doesn't have to result in hearing loss. Find out how to prevent hearing loss during loud fireworks displays.

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What is a decibel?

Decibels are a logarithmic way to express sound intensity or loudness. Learn about the decibel scale, the decibel levels of common sounds and how to prevent hearing loss.

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Pre-retirement and your hearing health

Add these hearing health strategies to your retirement plans while you're still working so that you can hear your best in retirement.

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Why do my ears feel clogged?

We explain four of the most common reasons why your ears feel clogged and why it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional when they do.

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Hearing loss and accidental injury

A new study explores the connection between hearing loss and the risk of accidental injury.

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