Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Noise Pollution, Tips & Tricks

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

Dr. David DekriekHealth, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, hearing loss research

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

Protect your Family’s Hearing This 4th of July

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Events, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing protection, Tips & Tricks

Protect your Family’s Hearing This 4th of July

The 4th of July is the noisiest holiday of all – the newest fireworks displays are longer, more colorful and, louder!  There are such great celebration options on the 4th, parades, picnics, pool parties, family get-togethers and the day ends with the traditional fireworks. Everyone ooohs and ahhs at the aerial extravaganza. Fidelity Hearing Center wants you to enjoy the … Read More

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

Dr. David DekriekDiet, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing loss prevention, hearing loss research, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

There are many reasons to stick to a healthy diet, from keeping us energetic to strengthening our immune system to lowering our cholesterol. A couple of studies have also revealed that a healthy diet could support your hearing health and also help lower the risk for developing hearing loss! Understanding Hearing Loss Hearing loss is the third most common medical … Read More

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss for Father’s Day

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss for Father's Day

Did you know that one in three people over the age of 65 experience some degree of hearing loss – whether or not they acknowledge it? As the third most common medical condition in the US, hearing loss may happen to anyone at any age – but it is especially common in older adults. Hearing loss tends to be an … Read More

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aid technology, hearing aids, hearing health, Tips & Tricks

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Congratulations! You’ve just done something that many folks put off for years or even decades. Choosing to intervene in hearing loss is a way to introduce ease and communication back into your life. Hearing aid wearers report less instances of depression than those people whose hearing loss remains undiagnosed and unacknowledged. It also gives you back control in your life, … Read More

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, which means it’s the perfect time to take a look at the ways we are communicating in the world. If you live with hearing loss, you have probably spent some time thinking about how you disclose your hearing loss within the world. This is never a one-size-fits-all arrangement. Everyone must develop a strategy … Read More

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aid technology, hearing aids, hearing health, hearing loss

Hearing aids today are modern marvels – tiny sound processors that are programmed for your specific hearing loss, adaptable to different situations and can even boast clear, streaming sound and digital connectivity. All that is to say, hearing aids are on the cutting edge of delivering power and performance in an astoundingly small package! Now, with advances in battery technology, … Read More

Know Your Rights: Accessibility & Public Spaces

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, hearing loss, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Over 20 years ago, the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act (known as the ADA) provided a new standard for the civil rights of people living with disabilities for access and participate in society. In essence, the Americans with Disabilities Act makes discrimination against the disabled illegal. With this goal, the ADA greatly increased the rights of people with disabilities to … Read More