The Impact of Noise on Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekcauses, Health, hearing health, hearing loss

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

Dr. David DekriekHealth, hearing health, hearing loss, Mental Health, News, research

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

Dr. David DekriekDementia & Alzheimer's, Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, hearing loss research, research

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

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