Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Dr. David DekriekHearing Loss Treatment

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

While the simple answer to this question is no, as disappointing as this is, it is important to understand that hearing loss is treatable, and treating hearing loss brings significant benefits. While loss of hearing cannot be cured it can in fact be treated. The other side of that coin is that untreated hearing loss can actually compound over time. … Read More

Hearing Loss and Sleep

Dr. David DekriekScience

Hearing Loss and Sleep

Good sleep is a crucial part of our well being, and the effects of sleep loss are wide-ranging. But because of its complexity, sleep can be impacted by many factors. Hearing loss can both be one of those factors. Though research on the subject is still ongoing, studies show a complicated correlation between hearing loss and sleep hygiene. Hearing Loss … Read More

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Dr. David DekriekDementia & Alzheimer's

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign that takes place every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month. The campaign was launched in 2012: World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year. World Alzheimer’s Month aims to help establish and strengthen associations around the world and to … Read More

Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

Dr. David Dekriekchildhood hearing loss

Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

Adults are used to noise in our everyday life: the refrigerator running, the exhaust fans of equipment at work, the sound of a hand dryer in a public restroom. But think for a minute about children and how, because of their height, they are a lot closer to the noise that you are used to being a couple of feet … Read More

Hearing Aids Can Keep You Happy, Healthy and Wealthy

Dr. David DekriekBrain Health, hearing aids, lifestyle, Mental Health, Work and Economy

Hearing Aids Can Keep You Happy, Healthy and Wealthy

Hearing aids are actually an investment in a better future. Maintaining your hearing helps you preserve the quality of your life. We watch our weight, make sure to keep our glasses or contact prescriptions up to date, perhaps get hip or knee surgery if it’s necessary. All of those things help preserve our quality of life so we look on … Read More

Hearing Aids and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aid technology

Hearing Aids and Artificial Intelligence

Hearing is a complicated series of events where everything has to go just right. You likely don’t realize how important each step is until you start to experience hearing loss and the professionals at Fidelity Hearing Centers explain how your ears and your hearing aids work together. At Fidelity Hearing Centers, we know you want to “hear” sounds naturally through … Read More

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing loss

Coming-to-Terms-with-Your-Hearing-Loss

Change isn’t always easy to accept, and experiencing changes in your hearing can be an isolating thing. However, it is important to deal with this change head on, as treating hearing loss brings significant benefits. At Fidelity Hearing Center, we’re here to support you on this journey and can help you learn about your hearing treatment options. The average American … Read More

Ear Candles: Effective of Dangerous?

Dr. David DekriekHealth

Ear Candles: Effective of Dangerous?

Ear candling is an alternate form of therapy that is supposed to pull earwax from your ears and do a lot of other things like prevent sinus infections, cure swimmer’s ear and relieve tinnitus. There is no scientific evidence to support any of these claims. If you are having ear and hearing issues, the best and safest thing to do … Read More

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Dr. David DekriekBalance, hearing loss

A woman doing yoga

Fidelity Hearing Hearing Centers is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life through better hearing, and we also think it’s important for you to know exactly how your ears work and affect the body overall. It is important to get regular hearing evaluations and to stay aware of your hearing health. The Body’s Balance System A sense of … Read More

How to Prepare for A Hearing Aid Fitting

Dr. David DekriekHearing Aid Fitting, hearing aids, hearing health, research, Tips & Tricks

How to Prepare for A Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing loss can occur as a result of a number of things, including the natural process of aging. But it shouldn’t be considered something you should just deal with instead of getting hearing aids. The professional team at Fidelity Hearing Center is ready to put you on the path to better hearing. The first thing you should do is schedule … Read More