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

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

Modern Technology May be Damaging Your Hearing

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, Hearing loss prevention, lifestyle

Modern Technology May be Damaging Your Hearing

It’s hard to remember life before unlimited access to modern technology – especially our smartphones. Over the past few decades, technology has literally revolutionized our lives. Remember the days of calling the airline to get flight status in order to pick up a friend from the airport? Now – that friend simply lands and catches a rideshare through a smartphone … Read More

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, Work and Economy

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

An enormous number of Americans are affected by hearing loss. In fact, nearly 20% of the population age 12 and older have a hearing condition that impedes daily communication. But our modern society rarely willingly observes the needs of those outside of the healthy and able-bodied demographic. Not always out of ill will, but instead out of ignorance.  Services, from … Read More

Could Loud Movies Harm Your Hearing?

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, Hearing loss prevention

Could Loud Movies Harm Your Hearing?

There’s nothing as comforting as a night at the movies. It’s a favorite destination for anyone looking to escape real life for a few hours and lose themselves in someone else’s adventure. Plus, the popcorn is great. But the safety of experiencing excitement second hand might actually be an illusion. As trends in the theater industry lean towards comfier seating … Read More