Why Are Restaurants So Loud?

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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

Treating your hearing loss early may help reduce your risk of dementia.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia cerritos california

The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline The sense of hearing is one of the main channels by which our brains take in information and allow us to interact with and respond to the world around us. When a sound wave enters our ears, it travels through the middle and inner ear and is transformed into an electric … Read More

What sounds are you missing?

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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

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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

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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

How To Talk To Your Parents About Hearing Loss

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how to talk to your parents about hearing loss

How To Talk To Your Parents About Hearing Loss The nurse takes your father’s blood pressure, it’s a little high but she says it’s “ok”. A few minutes later the doctor walks in and starts asking question you don’t know the answers to. Your dad leans in closer, you see him trying to read lips, you repeat the doctor’s questions … Read More

Professional musicians at greater risk of developing hearing loss

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Fame, wealth, and screaming fans — these are a couple of the terms and phrases you’d pick in order to summarize the everyday life of a professional musician. however, what you probably wouldn’t take into consideration is “hearing loss” or “tinnitus,” the not-so-pleasant side-effects of all that glory, wealth, and screaming. The unfortunate paradox is, a musician’s hearing is what … Read More

8 Reasons to Treat Your Hearing Loss Early

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Hearing decline is hazardously sneaky. It creeps up on a person through the years so gradually you scarcely become aware of it , making it all too easy to deny it’s even there. And afterwards, when you finally acknowledge the symptoms, you shrug it off as bothersome and frustrating due to the fact that its true effects are hidden.   … Read More