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

Great Things to Hear in Cerritos & Los Angeles This Valentine’s Day

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Events, Family and Relationships, hearing aids, hearing loss, lifestyle

Fidelity Hearing Centers - Great Things to Hear in Cerritos & Los Angeles This Valentine's Day

It’s already February and that means the pressure is on to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day. Whether you are thinking about a romantic evening out, partying with friends, or even just taking in some culture there’s a lot to love this season in Los Angeles. Here are a few Valentine’s events to check out! Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer … 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

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

Tips for Seniors Driving with Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, lifestyle

Tips for Seniors Driving with Hearing Loss

In the United States, 20% of the population experiences hearing loss. Among older Americans, age 65 and up, 30% of people experience hearing loss. And, among Americans age 75 and older, 50% of people experience hearing loss. There is an undeniable link between aging and hearing loss. Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is one of the most common types (the … Read More

Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss research

Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

If you’ve just had your hearing tested, you may have been introduced to the term “hearing configuration”. A hearing configuration is the term used to describe the information from an audiogram. It explains how well different aspects of your hearing work, and if hearing loss is present, it articulates where your hearing is impaired. When your hearing specialist programs your … Read More

Hearing Loss & Drinking: Is There a Link?

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

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From happy hour to a wedding celebration, cocktails, beer, and wine are beverages we enjoy in many different settings, for many different occasions. As with many things, drinking in moderation is not a problem, according to the Mayo Clinic. In fact, they say, “Moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits, such as reduce your risk of developing and dying … Read More