May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Tom ReillyCommunication, hearing health, hearing loss, News, research, Signs & Symptoms

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

While at Fidelity Hearing Center, we think every month should be better hearing month, May is special.  The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has established May as a month to emphasis hearing loss and treatment. This year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” From newborns to seniors, hearing loss and the failure to treat hearing loss can have significant impacts. So, help … Read More

Ensuring That Your Meetings are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

Tom ReillyCommunication, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks, Work and Economy

Ensuring That Your Meetings are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

If you’re responsible for lots of meetings at the office and are trying to get the most out of your team, you need to ensure that your meetings are accessible to people with hearing loss. Approximately 60% of those with hearing loss are in work or educational settings, so there’s a high chance that at least one or two people … Read More

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Community, hearing health, hearing loss, research

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

A recent study that was published in Innovation in Aging, found a potential link between bedside storytelling or poetry reading and a decreased risk for delirium in elderly hospital patients. The study was conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the UAB Highlands Hospital. The study helped to advance research into the positive potential of increasing Arts in … Read More

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss for Father’s Day

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss for Father's Day

Did you know that one in three people over the age of 65 experience some degree of hearing loss – whether or not they acknowledge it? As the third most common medical condition in the US, hearing loss may happen to anyone at any age – but it is especially common in older adults. Hearing loss tends to be an … Read More

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, which means it’s the perfect time to take a look at the ways we are communicating in the world. If you live with hearing loss, you have probably spent some time thinking about how you disclose your hearing loss within the world. This is never a one-size-fits-all arrangement. Everyone must develop a strategy … Read More

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

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