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

We also have in-depth general information on hearing loss, tinnitus, hearing aids, and hearing aid brands. See our full list of help pages.

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5 ways to protect your hearing this Fourth of July

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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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Tinnitus and meditation: A success story

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As a longtime sufferer of tinnitus, meditation changed everything for me. And if you are suffering from tinnitus, I believe it could possibly change everything for you, too.

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I can hear, just not clearly. Do I have hearing loss?

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Do you feel like you can hear but can't understand words? This may mean you have high-frequency hearing loss--or even something unrelated, like an auditory processing problem.

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Pros and cons of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries

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Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of rechargeable hearings aids can go a long way to helping you and your hearing care practitioner pick the best battery style for you. 

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From bookish to social: What it's like to get hearing aids in your 30s

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How hearing aids helped me transform from a bookish girl to a social adult, fully participating in gatherings and work events.

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How to pick the best audiologist

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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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The best apps for learning sign language

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We've rounded up the highest-rated apps for iPhone and Android users who want to learn American Sign Language, or ASL.

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Do you have hearing loss and tinnitus? These coping strategies can help

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Even with normal hearing, tinnitus can severely disrupt your quality of life. But when hearing loss is also part of the equation, it can be utterly devastating. Here's how to feel better.

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How to prevent hearing loss from headphones or earbuds

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Using headphones or earbuds puts you at an increased risk of hearing loss. Find out why—and how to prevent hearing loss with safer options.

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The best apps for phone captioning

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Smartphone apps provide people with hearing loss on-the-go captioning services with in-call and movie options. Here are some of the top picks for best captioning apps.

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Can exercise cause hearing loss or tinnitus?

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Exercise is beneficial to the body and mind, but find out why heavy exertion paired with loud music can lead to hearing loss or tinnitus. 

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Hearing loss and rare diseases: What's the connection?

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It's not uncommon for rare diseases and genetic syndromes to cause hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments often help.

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The best smartphone decibel meter apps to measure noise levels

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How do you know when loud is too loud? Here are some great decibel and sound meter smartphone apps for measuring noise levels.

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Swimmer's ear can lead to temporary hearing loss

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Swimmer's ear can lead to pain and temporary hearing loss. Find out what swimmer's ear is, its symptoms and how it's treated here.

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Tinnitus: Could your diet be the culprit?

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Here's how to find out if something you're eating or drinking is contributing to your tinnitus.

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5 quality of life hacks for tinnitus sufferers

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Living with tinnitus is a challenge, but there are lots of helpful life hacks you can do right now to improve quality of life with tinnitus.

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Hearing aids with domes: Are they right for me?

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Some hearing aids come with domes that sit snugly inside your ear. They're best suited for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

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What are hearing aid earmolds?

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Some hearing aids come with custom-fit earmolds that sit snugly inside your ear. Learn why an earmold might be the best option for you and how to troubleshoot any problems.

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Five habits that can harm your hearing health

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Need a reason to improve your health and break some bad habits? These five bad health habits in particular are all linked to hearing loss.

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The dog ate my hearing aid! Surprising ways people lose their hearing aids

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Hearing aids are easy to lose. Here's how to keep your hearing aids safe, and what to do if you lose your hearing aids.

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7 surprising risk factors for hearing loss

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Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think aging, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious.

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Vaping and hearing loss: Is there a link?

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With reports of vaping and sudden hearing loss on the rise, what does the evidence say?

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Viagra and hearing loss

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Research shows that Viagra and similar drugs increase your risk of sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

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Hearing aids for profound hearing loss

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If you have severe or profound hearing loss, your hearing care professional will likely recommend power or super power hearing aids. Today's power models are small and discreet.

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