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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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Working remotely with hearing loss: Tips for virtual meetings

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Working from home presents special challenges for people with hearing loss, especially virtual meetings. Poor sound quality and a spotty internet connection can make the experience downright frustrating.

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Working remotely with hearing loss: Tips for virtual meetings

Working from home presents special challenges for people with hearing loss, especially virtual meetings. Poor sound quality and a spotty internet connection can make the experience downright frustrating.

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What is person-centered hearing care?

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Person-centered care (PPC) in hearing health ensures that people are equal and active partners in the management of their hearing difficulties.

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What is person-centered hearing care?

Person-centered care (PPC) in hearing health ensures that people are equal and active partners in the management of their hearing difficulties.

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Managing tinnitus in times of great stress

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Life got you stressed to the max? Is your tinnitus flaring up? Here are five things you can do to reduce some of the increased anxiety and better cope with your tinnitus in the days to come.

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Managing tinnitus in times of great stress

Life got you stressed to the max? Is your tinnitus flaring up? Here are five things you can do to reduce some of the increased anxiety and better cope with your tinnitus in the days to come.

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Universal signs for hearing loss

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To help people who are deaf or hearing impaired, common signs and symbols are used to indicate if a location has assistive technology, such as closed captioning or loop induction systems.

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Universal signs for hearing loss

To help people who are deaf or hearing impaired, common signs and symbols are used to indicate if a location has assistive technology, such as closed captioning or loop induction systems.

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Understanding your audiogram results

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An audiogram is a graph or chart that displays the results of your hearing test. Initially, it might look like a bunch of indecipherable lines and symbols. But once you learn how to read and interpret your audiogram, you will better understand your hearing loss.

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Understanding your audiogram results

An audiogram is a graph or chart that displays the results of your hearing test. Initially, it might look like a bunch of indecipherable lines and symbols. But once you learn how to read and interpret your audiogram, you will better understand your hearing loss.

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What is otosclerosis?

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Otosclerosis occurs when a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck, limiting its ability to vibrate and conduct sound. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness and tinnitus.

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What is otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis occurs when a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck, limiting its ability to vibrate and conduct sound. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness and tinnitus.

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Meet real-life superhero teen 'Battlin' Braden,' who has raised $114,000 in hearing aid donations

Braden Baker as Battlin' Braden

The Fort Worth teenager is on a mission to raise money for those who cannot afford hearing devices.

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Meet real-life superhero teen 'Battlin' Braden,' who has raised $114,000 in hearing aid donations

The Fort Worth teenager is on a mission to raise money for those who cannot afford hearing devices.

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Coping techniques to prevent tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety

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Most tinnitus coping strategies are meant to be used reactively, after a difficult moment has occurred. But it's just as important to develop techniques that help you establish routines to head off tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety before they start.

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Coping techniques to prevent tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety

Most tinnitus coping strategies are meant to be used reactively, after a difficult moment has occurred. But it's just as important to develop techniques that help you establish routines to head off tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety before they start.

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Is there a relationship between BPPV and Meniere's disease?

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Both benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere's disease can both cause bouts of severe dizziness and vertigo, but are the two conditions related?

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Is there a relationship between BPPV and Meniere's disease?

Both benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere's disease can both cause bouts of severe dizziness and vertigo, but are the two conditions related?

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Understanding the degrees of hearing loss

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Understanding the results of your hearing test, or audiogram, can help you determine what type of hearing loss and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing.

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Understanding the degrees of hearing loss

Understanding the results of your hearing test, or audiogram, can help you determine what type of hearing loss and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing.

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Guide to coping with hearing aid feedback

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Hearing aid feedback isn’t harmful, but it can be annoying and embarrassing. Here are a few things you can try to fix to the problem.

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Guide to coping with hearing aid feedback

Hearing aid feedback isn’t harmful, but it can be annoying and embarrassing. Here are a few things you can try to fix to the problem.

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10 common myths about tinnitus

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When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.

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10 common myths about tinnitus

When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.

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At 89 years old, my father finally got hearing aids—and his life was transformed

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After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.

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At 89 years old, my father finally got hearing aids—and his life was transformed

After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.

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Life after tinnitus habituation: What to expect

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Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.

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Life after tinnitus habituation: What to expect

Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.

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What this Millennial wants others to know about his bone-anchored hearing system

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Fresh off a new upgrade to his bone-anchored hearing system, Kevin Hotaling encourages other young adults to seek the best technology available to treat their hearing loss.

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What this Millennial wants others to know about his bone-anchored hearing system

Fresh off a new upgrade to his bone-anchored hearing system, Kevin Hotaling encourages other young adults to seek the best technology available to treat their hearing loss.

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Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

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A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.

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Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.

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What is dual sensory impairment?

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When a person can't hear or see well, it's known as dual sensory impairment. While common among older adults, dual sensory impairment should not be shrugged off as a consequence of old age.

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What is dual sensory impairment?

When a person can't hear or see well, it's known as dual sensory impairment. While common among older adults, dual sensory impairment should not be shrugged off as a consequence of old age.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

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You may wonder if there are any surgeries that correct hearing loss. Here are the common ear surgeries that can restore lost hearing from specific causes.

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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

You may wonder if there are any surgeries that correct hearing loss. Here are the common ear surgeries that can restore lost hearing from specific causes.

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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here's what the research says

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Large studies looking at women's dietary choices and hearing loss have found an interesting pattern among those who report following diets like the Mediterranean diet and the lower-sodium DASH diet.

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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here's what the research says

Large studies looking at women's dietary choices and hearing loss have found an interesting pattern among those who report following diets like the Mediterranean diet and the lower-sodium DASH diet.

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More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy's bone-anchored hearing story

Lucy, who wears a bone-anchored hearing system from Oticon Medical

Thanks to the Oticon Ponto System, she tumbles more confidently toward her dream of making the USA Gymnastics team.

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More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy's bone-anchored hearing story

Thanks to the Oticon Ponto System, she tumbles more confidently toward her dream of making the USA Gymnastics team.

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Brain fog coping strategies and techniques

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Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.

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Brain fog coping strategies and techniques

Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.

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'How can he hear you but not me?' Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

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In Healthy Hearing's Left Unspoken series, author Diedre Johnson shares the ups and downs that her uncle's hearing loss wrought on the family.

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'How can he hear you but not me?' Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

In Healthy Hearing's Left Unspoken series, author Diedre Johnson shares the ups and downs that her uncle's hearing loss wrought on the family.

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Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

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A certain class of antibiotics that includes the drugs streptomycin and vancomycin are linked to causing hearing loss and balance problems.

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Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

A certain class of antibiotics that includes the drugs streptomycin and vancomycin are linked to causing hearing loss and balance problems.

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The importance of Deaf culture

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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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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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