Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Cerritos, CA

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Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Cerritos, CA

Happy Holidays from Fidelity Hearing Centers! The holidays are here in Southern California and we can’t wait to get out and experience some winter fun. If you’re looking for something great to hear this season, check out some of the great music and performances happening around Cerritos. Southern California Brass Consortiu Free Holiday Concert 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday December 9, 2018 … Read More

Hearing Aids Keep Your Brain Healthy by Making it Easier to Connect

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Hearing Aids Keep Your Brain Healthy by Making it Easier to Connect

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, designated as such in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. In that year, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, there were fewer than 2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. From then to now, that number has increased to an estimated 5.7 million people. This month is about raising awareness and educating ourselves about this prevalent … Read More

Common Questions about Hearing Loss

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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Have you noticed any changes in your hearing recently, or started to have difficulty following conversations? Do you have trouble hearing in places with a lot of background noise, or find it impossible to understand what your grandkids are saying? If you or a loved one has been having difficulty hearing, you might have a few questions about hearing loss. … Read More

The Impact of Noise on Hearing Loss

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The Impact of Noise on Hearing Loss

Sounds surround us each and every day. From the moment we wake up to the time we close our eyes to dive into a deep slumber, we experience sounds. Either from sound emanating from our alarms to traffic to those coming from the television as we watch our favorite shows, these sounds are generally at safe levels and don’t cause … Read More

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

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A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

If you feel as though you are stressed out more often than you should be, you are not alone. Stress has become an increasingly prevalent issue in today’s society. The American Psychological Association has even begun to recognize chronic stress as a national public health crisis (http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/01/stressed-america.aspx). According to a study by the association, about 44% of Americans surveyed reported … Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

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World Alzheimer's Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

Most people understand that Alzheimer’s disease is a form of cognitive decline that causes memory loss and confusion. Beyond this knowledge, there seems to be a veil of misinformation, misperception and even stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To help combat this, non-profit organization Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has named September as World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose … Read More

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Community, hearing health, hearing loss, research

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

A recent study that was published in Innovation in Aging, found a potential link between bedside storytelling or poetry reading and a decreased risk for delirium in elderly hospital patients. The study was conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the UAB Highlands Hospital. The study helped to advance research into the positive potential of increasing Arts in … Read More

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Stop where you are reading for a minute and just listen – what do you hear? Is it simply the twittering of soft bird sounds – or maybe the steady rush of nearby traffic? Perhaps there’s some construction noise in the distance, or a lawn mower chugging along next door. Chances are your surroundings aren’t very quiet – or at … Read More

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

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A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy heart is central to a healthy body and mind. The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood, and blood vessels. The circulation of blood transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other things that are essential to nourishing the body. When the cardiovascular system is weak, there can be devastating consequences. The Centers for Disease Control in fact points to heart … Read More