World Alzheimer’s Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

Dr. David DekriekDementia & Alzheimer's, Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, hearing loss research, research

World Alzheimer's Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

Most people understand that Alzheimer’s disease is a form of cognitive decline that causes memory loss and confusion. Beyond this knowledge, there seems to be a veil of misinformation, misperception and even stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To help combat this, non-profit organization Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has named September as World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose … 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

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Noise Pollution, Tips & Tricks

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Stop where you are reading for a minute and just listen – what do you hear? Is it simply the twittering of soft bird sounds – or maybe the steady rush of nearby traffic? Perhaps there’s some construction noise in the distance, or a lawn mower chugging along next door. Chances are your surroundings aren’t very quiet – or at … Read More

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. David DekriekHealth, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, hearing loss research

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy heart is central to a healthy body and mind. The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood, and blood vessels. The circulation of blood transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other things that are essential to nourishing the body. When the cardiovascular system is weak, there can be devastating consequences. The Centers for Disease Control in fact points to heart … Read More

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

Dr. David DekriekDiet, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing loss prevention, hearing loss research, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

There are many reasons to stick to a healthy diet, from keeping us energetic to strengthening our immune system to lowering our cholesterol. A couple of studies have also revealed that a healthy diet could support your hearing health and also help lower the risk for developing hearing loss! Understanding Hearing Loss Hearing loss is the third most common medical … 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

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aid technology, hearing aids, hearing health, hearing loss

Fidelity Hearing Centers - Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aids today are modern marvels – tiny sound processors that are programmed for your specific hearing loss, adaptable to different situations and can even boast clear, streaming sound and digital connectivity. All that is to say, hearing aids are on the cutting edge of delivering power and performance in an astoundingly small package! Now, with advances in battery technology, … 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

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