The Healthy Hearing Report

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

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Seven reasons to stop putting off hearing health

Don't procrastinate when it comes to your hearing health: Unaddressed hearing loss is linked to brain shrinkage, an increased risk of falls, and other negative health impacts.

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Brain training may help seniors understand better in noisy places

New study suggests brain can remap itself to help people with hearing loss deal with background noise.

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Which drugs cause hearing loss?

Hearing loss can be a side effect of ototoxic medication and drugs. Find out which drugs can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.

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How to host hearing loss friendly holiday parties

With some pre-planning and common sense, these tips will help you host holiday parties that are hearing loss friendly.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Mary Carson Au.D.

Respect and care, coupled with best practices and the latest hearing aid technologies, is key to Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions’ success.

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New Year’s resolutions and hearing health

Like the majority of Americans who will make at least one resolution, a Healthy Hearing survey reveals health is their number one area of improvement and most acknowledge hearing health as important.

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Hearing loss and the holiday blues

Hearing loss can contribute to the holiday blues. We have some tips and resources to make your season merry and bright.

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Hearing loss statistics at a glance

If you wonder about the prevalence and impact of hearing loss, check out these quick facts and statistics.

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Hearing loops becoming more popular, thanks to increased advocacy

The availabilty of hearing loop systems is on the rise. Find out what you can do to bring this life-changing technology to a venue near you.

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Discreet and small hearing aid design battles stigma

Small hearing aids disappear when worn. Battle hearing aid stigma with discreet accessories that ensure your hearing loss is not what others notice.

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Healthy Hearing holiday gift guide

Check out the Healthy Hearing holiday guide for gift suggestions for the hard of hearing and those who love them.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | D.J. Demers

Comedian D.J. Demers uses his gift of humor to shatter stigmas and raise awareness about hearing loss on cross-country college campus tour.

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Hearing loss and listening fatigue

Do you have nagging fatigue or low energy? You may be surprised to know the culprit could be hearing loss.

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A Thanksgiving feast for your ears

Thanksgiving can be the most indulgent and anticipated meal of the year. If you do it right, you'll also nourish your sense of hearing with the proper nutrients while you give thanks.

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Microtia and atresia: When ears don't develop fully

Microtia is a rare birth defect that affects the external ears. It also can cause hearing loss and generally requires ongoing medical care from an ENT and an audiologist.

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Research shows severity of tinnitus is related to emotional processing

Research shows that the impact tinnitus has on your life could be a matter of how your brain processes emotions.

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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.

Hearing Center Interview

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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