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10 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss
Symptoms

10 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

From contaminants to common medical conditions, here are 10 dangers to your hearing that you may not know about, and how to steer clear of them.

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Man cupping hand to ear having trouble hearing
Symptoms

What Happens if You Ignore Hearing Loss?

Research shows that untreated hearing loss has troubling consequences that go far beyond simply misunderstanding what someone says.

Doctor examining ear for ear wax impaction
Symptoms

Ear Wax Removal Tips

Impacted ear wax is a significant cause of acute, temporary hearing loss. Here are safe ways to remove it.

Cochlear Implants May Help Lift Depression
Symptoms

Cochlear Implants May Help Lift Depression

Hearing loss and its accompanying distress can be reduced by improving hearing, a small study has found, especially with the use of a cochlear implant.

Can Affordable PSAPs Help You Hear Better?
Treatment

Can Affordable PSAPs Help You Hear Better?

If the cost of hearing aids makes you think twice, less-expensive devices, called personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, may be an option.

Why Used Hearing Aids Aren't a Good Idea
Treatment

Why Used Hearing Aids Aren't a Good Idea

Used hearing aids may seem like a good way to save, but they could cost you in the long run. Here are other things to avoid when shopping for a hearing aid.

Who’s Who in Hearing Health
Diagnosis

Who’s Who in Hearing Health

Audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, and otolaryngologists offer different levels of support for hearing loss. Here’s what to know.

A Smarter Way to Shop for a Hearing Aid
Lifestyle

A Smarter Way to Shop for a Hearing Aid

Have you put off buying a hearing aid because of the cost? Here’s how to find the best hearing aid for you without spending too much along the way.

Fatty fish like salmon may help preserve your hearing.
Lifestyle

How Your Diet Could Affect Your Hearing

From fish to folate, having these items on your plate may reduce your risk of hearing loss, according to researchers.

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Symptoms

How to Treat Vertigo

Almost everybody has felt faint at some time or other. But many people experience a spinning or falling sensation—vertigo—that can be frightening.

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Treatment

A Promising Tinnitus Treatment

A noninvasive therapy called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) could help bring relief to those who suffer from chronic ringing in the ears.