Is Hearing Loss Genetic?

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing loss research

Is-Hearing-Loss-genetic

Is Hearing Loss Genetic? When subjecting hearing loss to the nature vs. nurture debate, we are left with the staggering reality that hearing loss may occur to anyone, at any age, regardless of genetics. Years of exposure to damaging volumes, beginning at a young age with earbuds blasting loud music to occupationally hazardous sounds, whether you are a dentist or … Read More

Does the Hearing Loss Pill Actually Work?

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.audiology, hearing health, hearing loss, Uncategorized

Does the hearing loss pill work

Does the Hearing Loss Pill Actually Work?   As consumers, we are both skeptical of and hopeful for a miracle pill that will cure all. Pills and potions for losing weight, mending heartbreak, increasing our strength, and so on. Every now and then, we hear reports of a pill that will cure hearing loss, though usually, the drugs involved were … Read More

Fun Halloween Events in LA 2015

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Community, Events

halloween 2015 los angeles events

Fun Halloween Events If any city in the world can put together an exhilarating Halloween celebration, it is Los Angeles. As the beating heart of the film industry, LA teems with horror film paraphernalia, world-class popular entertainment, and a devotion to brilliantly terrifying set design. From exhibits to performances to hayrides, there’s something for everyone in these weeks leading up … Read More

Disconnections: Hearing Loss in the City

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Uncategorized

disconnections by dr. trish adams

Disconnections: Hearing Loss in the City “Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth,” Pablo Picasso said. The measure of great art lies in its ability to convey the specific experiences of being in a specific body at a specific time, which in the end connects us through universal human experiences. Across media, we turn to art … Read More

Five Simple Ways to Protect Your Hearing Before Age 30

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Uncategorized

5 ways to protect your hearing while you are young

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing Before Age 30   If you are between the ages of 12 and 35, here’s some bad news: 30% of you are more at risk for hearing loss than your counterparts in the 1980s and 1990s. In February 2015, the World Health Organization estimated that 1.1 billion teens and young adults, between the ages … Read More

Why Are Restaurants So Loud?

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.hearing loss

Why are restaurants so loud

Is it just me, or are restaurants getting louder… and louder? If you felt like you were practically shouting at your dinner companion last night while determining whether to get dessert, you might not be so far off. In recent years, a number of food critics, restaurant reviewers, and business journals have noted the rise in decibels at popular new … Read More

What sounds are you missing?

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Uncategorized

missing sounds because of hearing loss

The sounds you may miss due to untreated hearing loss Imagine you are in the dark woods with very low visibility – and you hear the crack of twig. For our early ancestors, hearing was one of the major senses crucial to survival. According to audio neurologist Seth Horowitz, hearing is the fastest of our senses, with our brains registering … Read More

Hearing Loops in Southern California

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Uncategorized

Hearing Loops in Southern California

Hearing Loops in Southern California   If you have struggled with hearing loss, then you might have experienced some difficulty when attending public events at large venues. Major advancements in recent years have updated hearing aids with features that parallel contemporary digital technology. Perhaps the most innovative technology is the loop system in public venues, which provide the ability for … Read More

Great Things to Do (and hear) In and Around Cerritos, CA

Dr. David Dekriek Au.D.Uncategorized

things to do in cerritos

This summer, southern California is abuzz with outdoor concerts and festivals, boasting a diversity of genres and performers. Having served patients in and around Cerritos for the past decade, Fidelity Hearing Center is excited for the performances close to home. We hope this guide will inspire you to explore the sounds of summer, from gospel to musicals to the golden … Read More