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The Healthy Hearing Report

Each week the Healthy Hearing Report team publishes helpful information about living with hearing loss, tinnitus and other auditory disorders. 

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Apps and games to keep hearing sharp

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Did you know there's a wealth of hearing training apps, software and programs to exercise your ears and improve your hearing health? We've compiled some of our top picks.

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Apps and games to keep hearing sharp

Did you know there's a wealth of hearing training apps, software and programs to exercise your ears and improve your hearing health? We've compiled some of our top picks.

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Drinking and hearing loss

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You might know the health risks associated with heavy drinking, but it may surprise you to know it can also harm your hearing and balance. Learn more and know when to seek help.

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Drinking and hearing loss

You might know the health risks associated with heavy drinking, but it may surprise you to know it can also harm your hearing and balance. Learn more and know when to seek help.

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Understanding auditory deprivation: Why untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain

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Hearing loss is a type of sensory deprivation known as auditory deprivation. When the brain is deprived of sounds for too long -- such as with untreated hearing loss -- the auditory pathways can weaken and atrophy, making it even harder to hear.

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Understanding auditory deprivation: Why untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain

Hearing loss is a type of sensory deprivation known as auditory deprivation. When the brain is deprived of sounds for too long -- such as with untreated hearing loss -- the auditory pathways can weaken and atrophy, making it even harder to hear.

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Can you restore your lost hearing?

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Is there a way to quickly and easily restore hearing levels to normal, especially for sensorineural hearing loss? A look at common ear surgeries, drugs and herbal remedies.

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Can you restore your lost hearing?

Is there a way to quickly and easily restore hearing levels to normal, especially for sensorineural hearing loss? A look at common ear surgeries, drugs and herbal remedies.

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Hearing aid apps: What you need to know

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Most hearing aid manufacturers offer accompanying smartphone apps that let users control their hearing aid settings, monitor their batteries, and many other features.

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Hearing aid apps: What you need to know

Most hearing aid manufacturers offer accompanying smartphone apps that let users control their hearing aid settings, monitor their batteries, and many other features.

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Tinnitus coping strategies for negative thoughts and rumination

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Here's how to break the chain of rumination that can occur when you have chronic tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Once you understand why it's happening, you can start to fight back.

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Tinnitus coping strategies for negative thoughts and rumination

Here's how to break the chain of rumination that can occur when you have chronic tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Once you understand why it's happening, you can start to fight back.

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Websites and blogs about hearing loss and tinnitus

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Looking for websites, support groups or forums to connect with other people who have hearing loss or hearing impairment? Here are some of the top websites we follow for insights into hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as patient perspectives.

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Websites and blogs about hearing loss and tinnitus

Looking for websites, support groups or forums to connect with other people who have hearing loss or hearing impairment? Here are some of the top websites we follow for insights into hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as patient perspectives.

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Hearing loss in the workplace

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Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Hearing loss in the workplace

Got hearing loss or worried your job might be damaging your hearing? Find out all about hearing loss and employment, wearing hearing aids at work, and what your rights are as an employee.

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Communication tips for talking to people with hearing loss

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When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would.

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Communication tips for talking to people with hearing loss

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would.

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Tinnitus and hearing loss during pregnancy: Why does it happen?

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Tinnitus and hearing problems during pregnancy can be caused by many conditions, including serious illnesses like preeclampsia.

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Tinnitus and hearing loss during pregnancy: Why does it happen?

Tinnitus and hearing problems during pregnancy can be caused by many conditions, including serious illnesses like preeclampsia.

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Grief and accepting hearing loss

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Are you coming to terms with your hearing loss? You may find it helpful to know that it's normal to feel grief, which includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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Grief and accepting hearing loss

Are you coming to terms with your hearing loss? You may find it helpful to know that it's normal to feel grief, which includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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Apps for tinnitus: My top picks

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With so many apps available for people with tinnitus, tinnitus expert Glenn Schweitzer put together a list of his favorite tinnitus-related smartphone apps to help you find relief for the ringing in your ears.

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Apps for tinnitus: My top picks

With so many apps available for people with tinnitus, tinnitus expert Glenn Schweitzer put together a list of his favorite tinnitus-related smartphone apps to help you find relief for the ringing in your ears.

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Should you wear hearing aids all the time?

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Find out why it's bad for your hearing (and your brain!) to frequently skip wearing your hearing aids—even at home alone.

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Should you wear hearing aids all the time?

Find out why it's bad for your hearing (and your brain!) to frequently skip wearing your hearing aids—even at home alone.

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How high stress can lead to hearing loss

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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 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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What is noise pollution?

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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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What is noise pollution?

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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All about OSHA's noise and hearing regulations

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Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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All about OSHA's noise and hearing regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.

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Why depression and untreated hearing loss are linked

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It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.

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Why depression and untreated hearing loss are linked

It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.

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Hearing loss and listening fatigue

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For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.

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Hearing loss and listening fatigue

For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.

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What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

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Do you know which type of professional to see for your hearing loss or balance disorder? Here's what you need to know to make the right choice.

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What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

Do you know which type of professional to see for your hearing loss or balance disorder? Here's what you need to know to make the right choice.

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What is a hearing instrument specialist?

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Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.

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What is a hearing instrument specialist?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.

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10 things you need before buying hearing aids

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Have you finally decided it's time to take action to correct your hearing loss? Here are the top 10 things you need before you buy hearing aids.

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10 things you need before buying hearing aids

Have you finally decided it's time to take action to correct your hearing loss? Here are the top 10 things you need before you buy hearing aids.

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How often should you get new hearing aids?

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Do you need a hearing aid upgrade? Hearing aids are complex pieces of technology, and even with regular maintenance will eventually need replaced. Find out if it's time for you to get new hearing aids.

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How often should you get new hearing aids?

Do you need a hearing aid upgrade? Hearing aids are complex pieces of technology, and even with regular maintenance will eventually need replaced. Find out if it's time for you to get new hearing aids.

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How long do hearing aids last?

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While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time.

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How long do hearing aids last?

While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time.

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5 more strategies for managing tinnitus during the pandemic

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Is the stress from the seemingly never-ending pandemic causing your tinnitus to flare up? You're not alone. Tinnitus sufferer and expert Glenn Schweitzer shares more advice on how to adjust to the stressful state of the world.

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5 more strategies for managing tinnitus during the pandemic

Is the stress from the seemingly never-ending pandemic causing your tinnitus to flare up? You're not alone. Tinnitus sufferer and expert Glenn Schweitzer shares more advice on how to adjust to the stressful state of the world.

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