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

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

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

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss
If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably experienced frustration or miscommunication during conversations because of your hearing loss. Communicating with hearing loss does not have to be this way. There are plenty of simple strategies that both you and your communication partner can adopt to make communication easier, less-stressful, and more enjoyable. With a little conscious effort, these strategies ... Read More

Great Things to Hear in Cerritos & Los Angeles This Valentine’s Day

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Events, Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss, lifestyle

Fidelity Hearing Centers - Great Things to Hear in Cerritos & Los Angeles This Valentine's Day

It’s already February and that means the pressure is on to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day. Whether you are thinking about a romantic evening out, partying with friends, or even just taking in some culture there’s a lot to love this season in Los Angeles. Here are a few Valentine’s events to check out! Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer … Read More

Diabetes Could Increase Risk for Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekcauses, hearing health, hearing loss

Diabetes Could Increase Risk for Hearing Loss

A 2008 study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and conducted by the National Institute of Health, looked at the links between diabetes and hearing loss. They collected data from over 5,000 adults aged 20-69, both diabetics and non-diabetics, and the results are astonishing. They found that 21% of adults with diabetes had hearing loss, more than twice as … 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

Fidelity Hearing Centers - Treating Hearing Loss Could Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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

Modern Technology May be Damaging Your Hearing

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, Hearing loss prevention, lifestyle

Modern Technology May be Damaging Your Hearing

It’s hard to remember life before unlimited access to modern technology – especially our smartphones. Over the past few decades, technology has literally revolutionized our lives. Remember the days of calling the airline to get flight status in order to pick up a friend from the airport? Now – that friend simply lands and catches a rideshare through a smartphone … Read More