Tips for Holidays with Hearing Aids

Dr. David DekriekFamily and Relationships, hearing aids


One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to celebrate with family and friends. Cocktails, sweaters, presents, eggnog–what’s not to love? But large parties also mean elevated noise levels, which can make it difficult for people with hearing loss to distinguish speech and keep up with conversations. Here are some simple tips that will help you and … Read More

Workplace’s #1 Injury? Hearing Loss

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Did I read that right? Unfortunately, yes. Although radically preventable, hearing loss still remains the number one reported workplace injury in the United States. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels while at work, according to the CDC. The main type of hearing loss caused from being on-the-job is called noise induced hearing loss or NIHL. Noise induced … 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

Hard of Hearing and Police Interactions

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Interacting with the police can be difficult at the best of times, but for those who are hard of hearing, talking with law enforcement can be stressful. If you struggle with hearing loss, you know that miscommunications are common and you often don’t understand exactly what is happening or respond correctly. When encountering police who are trained to deal with … Read More

Beyond the Hearing Aid: 4 Things to Improve Your Hearing

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Beyond the hearing aid things to improve hearing

Hearing aids have the power to revolutionize your life. From dinner with friends to a day in the park with the grandchildren, hearing aids give you all the sounds you’ve been missing. Getting fitted for hearing aids is just the first step in better communication and improving relationships. There are a number of hearing aid accessories that will make hearing … Read More

Best Hearing Aids for Kids and Teens

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Fidelity Hearing Center - Best Hearing Aids for Kids & Teens

Does your child struggle to hear? Childhood hearing loss is on the rise, but there are many hearing solutions designed specifically for children. Early intervention is crucial to meet learning goals. Delaying even a few months can have a major impact on your child’s social and language development since the brain of a child is rapidly changing and developing. Hearing … Read More

Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyles

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Fidelity - Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyles

Congratulations! Chances are, if you’ve stumbled across this article you probably already lead or are looking to lead a more active lifestyle. Which means you’ve completed the hard part by getting out there and staying active! Great work! Thanks to recent advances in hearing aid technology, choosing hearing aids that can keep up with you is now the easy part. … Read More

3 Clever Ways to Protect Your Hearing This Summer

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The summer season welcomes some of the best annual events in Cerritos and Los Angeles county – but with these events comes unexpected hearing hazards. It’s important to remember to keep your hearing health in mind even when it comes to summer fun. Without skipping out on the best summer events in southern California, these three clever hearing hacks keep … Read More

Best Hearing Aids of 2016 (so far!)

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We’re about halfway through 2016 and already, three major hearing aid manufacturers have produced exciting new products. What’ll happen in the second half of the year? So far this year, we’re seeing a continued trend of advanced technology in hearing instruments, imbued with excellent features and wireless compatibility. Here are our picks for the best hearing aids of 2016 – … Read More