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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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Experimental hearing loss drug enters next phase of testing

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If it proves effective and safe in further clinical trials, the drug could one day be used to treat noise-induced hearing loss and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

A surgical team in an operating room.

You may wonder if there are any surgeries that correct hearing loss. Here are the common ear surgeries that can restore lost hearing from specific causes.

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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here's what the research says

Quote from Dr. Sharon Curhan on hearing loss and a healthy diet.

Large studies looking at women's dietary choices and hearing loss have found an interesting pattern among those who report following diets like the Mediterranean diet and the lower-sodium DASH diet.

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More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy's bone-anchored hearing story

Lucy, who wears a bone-anchored hearing system from Oticon Medical

Thanks to the Oticon Ponto System, she tumbles more confidently toward her dream of making the USA Gymnastics team.

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Brain fog coping strategies and techniques

A man whose head has been replaced by fog.

Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.

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'How can he hear you but not me?' Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

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In Healthy Hearing's Left Unspoken series, author Diedre Johnson shares the ups and downs that her uncle's hearing loss wrought on the family.

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Three steps for getting active with hearing health in the New Year

A man gets a hearing exam.

We’ve identified three easy steps to be proactive with hearing health this year — for you as well as for those you love.

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