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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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Creating awareness for children's hearing loss

From media campaigns to books to legislation, here's an update on efforts to bring awareness to children's hearing loss.

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Healthy Hearing conversation | Joan McCormack, Au.D.

Dr. Joan McCormack and the staff of Atlantic Hearing Care celebrate the practice's 10-year anniversary and giving back to the community with the launch of a nonprofit to provide hearing care to those in need.

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How hearing loss affects seniors

Older adults with hearing loss face some unique emotional and physical challenges. Find out what they are and what you can do about it.

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The complex link between depression and hearing loss

The discovery of the link between hearing loss and depression could improve the quality of life for millions of people. Here's how to spot the signs and understand the next steps.

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Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus

Are aspartame and tinnitus linked? Here's what you need to know before you drink your next diet soda.

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Music and better hearing: what's the connection?

Can singing help you hear conversations in noisy places better? A new study suggests it can. Learn how music training can benefit your hearing and your social life.

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How to get the most from your hearing aid batteries

Hearing aid batteries are as vital to their performance as the technology inside your devices. Here's how to maximize their effectiveness.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Peter Loring

A no-nonsense approach, great technology and a personal investment in each patient helps Dr. Peter Loring change lives through better hearing in central Long Island, New York.

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Can allergies cause hearing loss?

Your eyes are itchy and your nose is runny – typical for allergy season. But could your allergies also contribute to hearing loss? Get answers here.

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