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

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

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

If you’ve ever struggled to pick out a conversation in a noisy space, you know how frustrating it can be to distinguish speech from noise. Even with modern technological advancement, helping a user discern speech in loud places remains one of the biggest challenges for any assistive hearing device. Now, research is pointing to the role that brain exercises may … Read More

Great Things to Hear this Holiday Season in Los Angeles

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Events, hearing health, lifestyle

Great Things to Hear this Holiday Season in Los Angeles

Isn’t Christmas as we know it, in the popular imagination, a thing of Hollywood? With over a decade of experience treating hearing loss for the community around Los Angeles – specifically centered around Cerritos – we at Fidelity Hearing Centers hope you and your loved ones enjoy the holiday offerings this season. Who needs a white Christmas when you’ve got … 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

Tips for Seniors Driving with Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, lifestyle

Tips for Seniors Driving with Hearing Loss

In the United States, 20% of the population experiences hearing loss. Among older Americans, age 65 and up, 30% of people experience hearing loss. And, among Americans age 75 and older, 50% of people experience hearing loss. There is an undeniable link between aging and hearing loss. Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is one of the most common types (the … Read More

Hearing Loss & Drinking: Is There a Link?

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

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From happy hour to a wedding celebration, cocktails, beer, and wine are beverages we enjoy in many different settings, for many different occasions. As with many things, drinking in moderation is not a problem, according to the Mayo Clinic. In fact, they say, “Moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits, such as reduce your risk of developing and dying … Read More

Facebook Improves Services for People with Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekrieklifestyle

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An exciting new update has emerged from the accessibility team at Facebook. Last month, the popular social media site announced that closed captioning will now be available on all Facebook Live streaming videos. This is a very important step in helping to ensure that Facebook is accessible globally and to as many people as possible. Adding closed captioning allows those … Read More

Getting Used to New Hearing Aids

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aids, hearing loss, lifestyle

Fidelity Hearing - Getting Used to New Hearing Aids

Getting a hearing aid is the first step on the path to better hearing health. As with any new technological device, it will take time and patience as you learn how to use it. At first, your brain will have to work hard to remember how to process sounds again. For new hearing aid users, this period of adjustment can … 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