The Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

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Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression

Hearing Loss: A Common Condition In the United States, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition, trailing behind heart disease and arthritis. Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans, which is 20% of the population. The incidents of hearing loss increase as we get older, with a third of people over the age of 65 experiencing some degree … Read More

Best Hearing Aids of 2015

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Best hearing aids of 2015

2015: Year of the Hearable Earlier this year, the magazine Entrepreneur dubbed 2015 the “Year of the Hearable.” While they were discussing the boom of wireless electronic devices and earbuds, they also referred to hearing aids as “hearables.” This year, hearing aid manufacturers released new and innovative hearing technology that increases accessibility for wearers. Also, technological advancements in hearing technology … Read More

Resources for People with Hearing Loss

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Resources for People who are Hard of Hearing

Hearing loss may begin as an isolating condition. In the early stages of hearing loss, people may not be aware yet that they are experiencing symptoms of it. In fact, it takes people an average of seven years from the time they notice changes in their hearing until they decide to get a comprehensive hearing exam. If you believe you are … Read More

Holiday Events in Cerritos

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holiday events in cerritos

The holidays are upon us! There are many festivities in and near Cerritos for the entire family, from marketplaces to performances. With so many wonderful things to see and hear in December, we thought you’d like to get a head start on your holiday plans. Here are our picks for holiday events around Cerritos. All of us at Fidelity Hearing Center … Read More

Is Hearing Loss Genetic?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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