Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Dr. David DekriekDepression, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss research

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

When most people consider hearing loss, it is the logistical hiccups that appear to bring the most change to a person’s life. Instead of hearing easily in a very verbal world, a person with hearing loss must adapt. That means developing strategies for daily interactions, at work, home or out in the general world. What might surprise most people is … Read More

Treating Hearing Loss Could Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. David DekriekDementia & Alzheimer's, hearing aids, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss research

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November is an important month, and not just because of Thanksgiving and Election Day. It is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, designated as such in 1983, with the aim of raising awareness about a devastating disease that has personally touched 1 in 2 American families. While some of the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s can’t be changed–age, family history, genetics–scientists … Read More

Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

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Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

If you’ve just had your hearing tested, you may have been introduced to the term “hearing configuration”. A hearing configuration is the term used to describe the information from an audiogram. It explains how well different aspects of your hearing work, and if hearing loss is present, it articulates where your hearing is impaired. When your hearing specialist programs your … Read More

New Study Reveals Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing loss, hearing loss research

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Have you ever been out in a noisy restaurant and felt like you can hear everyone just fine, but you’re having trouble understanding what is being said? This is the case for many people living with hidden hearing loss. Because it is so difficult to diagnose, hidden hearing loss is likely grossly under identified. Understanding hidden hearing loss is in … Read More

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Depression, Family and Relationships, hearing loss, hearing loss research, Uncategorized

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

A series of recent studies have come to enlightening findings for those who experience hearing loss and choose to avoid treatment. How hearing loss may restrict mobility Researchers at University of Jyväskylä and University of Tampere, both located in Finland, conducted several studies into the consequences of hearing loss. One of the studies, headed by Doctoral Student Hanelle Polku, studied … Read More

Rock Musicians Raise Awareness about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aids, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss research, lifestyle, musicians

Rock Musicians Raise Awareness about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Iggy Pop of The Stooges, Peter Townshend of The Who and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson are all names synonymous with rock n’ roll – but they all have something else in common too. They have all spoken publicly about their experiences with hearing loss, and the effects that a lifetime of loud music has had on their ears. By raising awareness, ... Read More

New study shows psychosis can be associated with untreated hearing loss

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Did you know that hearing loss is often related to other medical issues, also known as comorbidities? Comorbidities are unrelated issues or illnesses that often accompany each other. The list of comorbidities associated with untreated hearing loss has just gotten even longer. We know that untreated hearing loss is correlated with social isolation, dementia, depression, and less meaningful relationships and … Read More

When the Cost of Hearing Loss Outweighs Its Treatment

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Hearing loss isn’t just about missing some of the sounds around you. While it’s true that hearing loss means you’ll have trouble hearing high sounds or soft sounds, hearing loss affects so much more! Your social, mental, and emotional health all suffer. Even your career is in jeopardy! Hearing aids can seem costly, but when weighed against the benefits of … Read More

Sports & Your Hearing Health

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  Making March Madness… Is it “mad” for our Hearing? March madness is officially upon us. Bars are full of screaming fans rooting for their alma mater or their workplace brackets. College students crowd into stadiums where music blasts and clever chants roar. At Fidelity Hearing, March Madness has gotten us thinking about how noise and sporting events go hand-in-hand, … Read More