Know Your Rights: Accessibility & Public Spaces

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, hearing loss, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Fidelity Hearing Centers - Know Your Rights_ Accessibility & Public Spaces

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

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

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