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Tips for driving safely with hearing loss

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When driving with hearing loss, you'll likely rely on visual cues more. You'll also want to reduce distractions and keep a few other things in mind before you hit the road.

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Award-winning celebrities with hearing loss

Halle Berry

In a world where image is everything and communication is a necessary skill, these celebrities with hearing loss are definitely award worthy.

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How heart health and hearing loss are connected

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A growing body of research is leading experts to believe that your hearing and your heart are closely connected.

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Ready to get your hearing tested? Here's why you may want to bring someone with you

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The insights they share at your appointment may help you and your hearing care professional better customize your treatment plan.

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Air travel tips for people with hearing loss

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Airlines often fall short when it comes to communicating with passengers who have hearing loss. Our air travel tips for people with hearing loss will help your trip go as smoothly as possible.

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Tips for traveling with hearing loss

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When you have hearing loss, traveling with hearing aids can add unexpected challenges. Here are some tips to make your trip go smoother.

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How to troubleshoot common hearing aid problems

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Before you take your hearing aid in for repair, check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.

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How an audiologist recommends the perfect hearing aids for you

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Ears come in all shapes and sizes--and so do the various types of hearing aids. Your audiologist will make sure your hearing aids provide high-quality sound and are comfortable to wear.

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Five ways hearing aids may help you live longer

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If you’re diagnosed with hearing loss and the prescription is hearing aids, start wearing them sooner rather than later. Here are five ways hearing aids may help you live better, for longer.

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How to make your holiday dinner hearing loss friendly

Healthy Hearing surveyed 200 people about their holiday dinner plans. This infographic summarizes our tips.

Tips and tricks to make your holiday dinner hearing friendly for guests who have hearing loss and wear hearing aids.

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Protect yourself from hearing hazards in your home

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Even common household appliance decibel levels can be harmful to your hearing over time

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Don't let hearing loss take away the sounds of the season

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The holidays are a time when people with untreated hearing loss miss out on a lot of the most wonderful seasonal sounds.

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The connection between diabetes and hearing loss

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If you’re one of the more than 30 million Americans who has diabetes, you may want to keep a close watch on your hearing.

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How to use headphones with hearing aids

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With all of the different headphones on the market today, which ones work best with hearing aids? That all depends upon what type of hearing aids you wear.

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Hearing assistance dogs are changing lives

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Some furry, four-legged friends are much more than housepets, providing service for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

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New hotline for parents of kids with hearing loss

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AG Bell’s Julie Swaim is putting her personal experience of raising a son with hearing loss to work for other parents who find themselves in the same situation.

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Educational audiologist: an important resource for your child with hearing loss

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Because educational audiology is a related service under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), your child is entitled to have access to an EdAud.

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Wearing earplugs can be cool

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Most hearing loss is preventable. Shari Eberts tells you how easy (and cool!) it can be to wear hearing protection that can prevent hearing loss.

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HLAA convention offers support and fellowship to people with hearing loss

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Hundreds of people with hearing loss gathered for the 2018 HLAA convention dedicated to hearing loss advocacy, fellowship and camaraderie.

Hearing Center Interview

Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Phyllis Stern-Weisman

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As the owner of North Suburban Hearing Service, in Niles, Illiinois, Dr. Stern-Weisman delivers a customized and creative experience to make sure her patients are always hearing their best.

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Oticon’s restaurant noise dilemma survey

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Restaurants have become increasingly noisy. Find out about the restaurant noise dilemma and how to enjoy a night out even in the noisiest venues.

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Social security disability and hearing loss

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If hearing loss is preventing you from working, find out if you qualify for important Social Security benefits and learn how to apply.

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The link between hearing loss and high healthcare costs

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Hearing loss doesn't only affect your communication. Recent research says it can increase hospitalization and out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

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What is a decibel?

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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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