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Sound Pharmaceuticals makes inroads in hearing loss prevention

A new compound intended to prevent noise-induced hearing loss reaches a new milestone in clinical trials.

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Safety tips for a healthy hearing Halloween

Halloween means spooktacular fun for people of all ages! Mark off the items on our safety checklist before heading out for parties with friends or trick-or-treating.

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Diabetics twice as likely to have hearing loss

Research shows a link between diabetes and hearing loss. Learn about the connection and what you can do to protect your hearing.

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Negative stigma is concern for people with hearing loss

Negative stigma associated with hearing aids is one of the biggest reasons people put off getting help for their hearing loss. Find out what causes the stigma and how you can overcome it.

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Retirement and your hearing health

Thinking about retiring soon? Don’t forget to plan for hearing healthcare needs with these tips.

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Penn State’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy

A new two-week summer program, which debuted this July in America’s heartland, laid a foundation for its students that will last a lifetime.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Ronna Fisher

Growing up with a father who had untreated hearing loss is the inspiration behind Dr. Ronna Fisher's drive to help her fellow Chicagoans hear their best. Learn about her thriving practice and how she helps those in need.

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Consumers value professional care in a post-OTC hearing aid world

Will new legislation favoring OTC hearing aids change the way consumers shop for hearing care? Healthy Hearing surveyed consumers to find out.

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The impact of hearing loss on relationships

Hearing loss does not occur in a vacuum. Is untreated hearing loss causing unnecessary harm to your relationship?

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Made for iPhone processor by Cochlear

Cochlear implant wearer Mathias Bahnmueller and audiologist Laurel Mahoney explain why the world's first Made for iPhone sound processor from Cochlear is life-changing for many.

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Understanding Diplacusis

Sometimes called "double hearing," diplacusis is a form of hearing loss that causes our ears to hear sounds so differently it creates a disturbing two-sound experience.

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Hearing loss and hearing aids: everything you were afraid to ask

If you're too shy to ask, never fear! Here are answers to five common questions about hearing loss and how it's treated.

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Can you restore your lost hearing?

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was an instant way to restore your lost hearing? Find out why some hearing can't be restored and about the best available solutions.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Mandy Harvey uses music to create community

Deaf singer, songwriter and motivational speaker Mandy Harvey uses her personal journey to help others overcome their personal barriers.

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Celebrate self improvement month by maximizing your hearing health

Medical research suggests caring for your sense of hearing can make you happier, healthier and wealthier, so here are some ways to celebrate Self Improvement Month.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Susan Boggia

Patient-centered care in a home-like atmosphere is just what the doctor ordered for residents of Glens Falls.

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The importance of Deaf culture

The language shared by people in the Deaf community is complex and complete, their social interactions are inclusive and personal – so please don’t try to fix them.

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How deafness encourages intentional and thoughtful communication

A lifelong expert in multimodal communication, Rachel Kolb talks about why deafness is far from being a disability. Find out how it can foster ingenuity and creativity when it comes to connecting with others.

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Enhance your hearing health with seasonal fall foods

Fall foods are nutrition powerhouses. Add these tasty seasonal favorites to your menu for a fresh, effective way to boost hearing health.

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Why aren't hearing aids covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans don't cover hearing aids. Learn the basics and the complex reasons why.

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New study names hearing loss as one of nine risk factors for dementia

A new study indicates managing hearing loss and other identified risk factors may help you delay or prevent devastating dementia altogether.

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Why pretending to hear is bad and how to break the habit

Gianluca Trombetta talks about why people with hearing loss fake it, or pretend to hear when they really don't and shares his practical tips for turning this common challenge into a positive opportunity.

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College, hearing loss and self-advocacy  

Whether you're an incoming college freshman or a seasoned upperclassman with hearing loss, our guest Jessica Wertz has tips for starting the year right and thriving on campus.

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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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