April 16, 2020

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.
April 14, 2020

What you need to know about earwax

You may think it’s gross or embarrassing, but here's why earwax is so important to your hearing health. Learn how to safely clean your ears and interesting facts about earwax.
April 9, 2020

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.
April 7, 2020

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.
April 2, 2020

Sudden hearing loss in one ear

If you experience sudden hearing loss, get help fast to improve your chances of regaining your hearing.
March 31, 2020

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
March 26, 2020

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.
March 24, 2020

Tympanometry

Tympanometry is a type of test that measures the function of the middle ear. It can help rule out certain types of hearing loss and may be used to determine whether hearing aids would be a useful treatment.
March 19, 2020

Understanding hidden hearing loss

Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that originates in the brain (instead of the ears) and isn't detectable on standard hearing tests. People with hidden hearing loss struggle to hear in real-world situations, but are able to pass a hearing test without any problems.
March 17, 2020

Vitamins and hearing health

Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy, but do any specifically protect our hearing? Here's what the research says.
March 12, 2020

‘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.
March 10, 2020

Five things you may not know about your hearing

Five surprising facts about hearing, ranging from what happens to when sound enters our ears to why hearing loss can actually be exhausting. When it comes to hearing, our ears aren’t the only ones working hard to get the message across.
March 3, 2020

The impact of hearing loss on mental well-being

People with hearing loss are more likely to have several cognitive conditions that likely increase their need for medical care, a study shows. The good news? Hearing aids helped.
February 27, 2020

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.
February 25, 2020

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.
February 20, 2020

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.
February 18, 2020
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Experimental hearing loss drug enters next phase of testing

If it proves effective and safe in further clinical trials, the drug could one day be used to treat noise-induced hearing loss and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
February 13, 2020
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How cold weather and moisture can impact hearing aids

Learn how to prevent hearing aid damage due to cold, wet winter weather, and how to troubleshoot problems if they arise.
February 11, 2020
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Hearing loss is exhausting? I was skeptical—until I took a hearing test

Certain types of hearing loss may only be temporary and go away with time or medication. Some other types of hearing loss are permanent.
February 6, 2020
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Mumps and hearing loss

Certain types of hearing loss may only be temporary and go away with time or medication. Some other types of hearing loss are permanent.