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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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Retirement planning? Don't forget about cost of hearing aids

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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Hearing loss and accidental injury

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

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Turner syndrome and hearing loss

Turner syndrome affects 1 of every 2000-4000 female births and can cause hearing loss. Learn about Turner syndrome, available resources and how to find help for hearing loss.

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The history of hearing aid design

Today's hearing aids are marvels of technology. Take a look back in history to see the fascinating evolution of the modern hearing device.

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National Repeat Day: are your ears ready to celebrate?

Celebrating National Repeat Day this June can be great fun unless untreated hearing loss is the reason you need so much repetition.

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Top myths about hearing loss

Don't let misconceptions about hearing loss stand in the way of hearing your best. Learn the facts behind these common hearing loss myths.

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Summer holiday healthy hearing guide

Regardless of your summer plans, remember: it’s never a good idea to take a vacation from hearing health. Check out our tips for optimal hearing health for your summer holidays.

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Creating a hearing loss friendly wedding

It's wedding season! If you're planning a summer wedding, we've got tips to ensure your guests with hearing loss will have the same great experience as the rest of your guests.

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Hearing aid handling skills not necessarily related to experience

Contrary to what you may think, experienced hearing aid wearers may have even more difficulty with basic maintenance and handling skills than new wearers,

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Manatee Ear Center

Dr. Denise Parrish and her staff at Manatee Ear Center are ardent patient advocates who give clients ample time and resources to maximize their usable hearing and improve their quality of life.

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Is hearing loss inherited? Family history and hearing health

Family members can sometimes share risk factors for health conditions, including some that cause hearing loss. Here's why it's so important to understand your family health history.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Harvey Patterson

Harvey Patterson knew he had hearing loss, but he didn’t think it was anybody’s else’s problem but his own -- until his grandson asked him a very revealing question.

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Study shows poor nutrition in early childhood could lead to hearing loss

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals a link between hearing loss and poor nutrition during childhood.

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How high stress can lead to hearing loss

Chronic stress is part of life for too many Americans. Besides harming your health, find out how it contributes to hearing loss.

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How meditation can help with tinnitus

Find out how hearing loss advocate Shari Eberts uses the time-tested practice of meditation to help silence her annoying tinnitus.

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Inclusive businesses put people with hearing loss to work

These progressive companies -- both large and small -- provide good examples of workplace diversity by employing and accommodating workers with hearing loss.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Providence Speech and Hearing Center

Thanks to Providence Speech and Hearing's mission to provide hearing services regardless of ability to pay, no one who walks through their doors ever gets turned away from the Orange County, California non-profit.

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The push to end noise pollution for better health

The effort to reduce noise pollution begins with organizations like Noise Free America and residents of local communities who are committed to resolving the problem.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Madeline Bennett, founder of Otogear

Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. Find out how young entrepreneur Madeline Bennett and her company Otogear are working to make hearing protection cool.

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Nursing homes and hearing aids: What you need to know

Nursing home care can be a challenging transition if your loved one has hearing loss or wears hearing aids. Here are some tips for making sure they get the hearing care they need.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Rights for those with hearing loss

Here's what you need to know about rights for people with hearing loss as an employee, parent or consumer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.

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Which hearing aids are best for me?

Do you know which hearing aids are the best? Before you decide, ask yourself these important questions and discuss them with your hearing care professional.

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Noise pollution causes hearing loss and affects health

Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being.

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