September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Dementia & Alzheimer's

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign annually in September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month.  Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050. Approximately …

Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Pediatric Hearing

 In nearly every public restroom, hand dryers are replacing paper towel products in a move to eliminate waste. A study published in the Canadian journal, Paediatrics & Child Health, however, states that the volume of noise that some brands produce may be dangerous to children’s hearing. The study’s author is 13-year-old Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, who speaks from the …

When to Replace Hearing Aids

When to Replace Hearing Aids

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS hearing aid

 If you ever wonder how often you should replace your hearing aids, know that many factors could determine the answer. It can be in response to technical issues with your hearing aid or it can be due to changes in your hearing needs. Consider these five things before replacing or upgrading your hearing aids: Are your hearing aids functioning like-new? …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Health, Hearing Loss

According to a recent study people diagnosed with osteoporosis have almost twice the risk of developing hearing loss as those without the bone-fragile skeletal disease. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they can break all too easily. Most often, it affects the bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrists. Osteoporosis is …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Health, Hearing Loss

When hearing loss starts to surface, it can be devastating, forever changing the way a person interacts with the world around them. Often, hearing loss may be a symptom or outcome of other, more serious health issues known as comorbidities. Comorbidities is a common medical term referring to one or more diseases or conditions that occur along with another condition …

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

It’s warm and you are bound and determined to hit the beach or maybe spend some quality time in the pool, but if you’ve had what many call swimmer’s ear, that may be stopping you. Your friends at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center want you to have a happy, healthy and swimmingly good summer, so we’re going to give you …

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for senior Americans. The aftermath can mean a sense of danger which impacts a seniors’ safety and independence. Falls can lead to an enormous economic as well as personal cost. Seniors who have injured themselves in a fall usually limit their activities and this can lead to a growing feeling …

Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS hearing aid

Helping people hear better is our goal at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center, as it is for any professional audiology service. We pride ourselves on helping you hear better and understand why you are hearing better through education, technology and customer service. The first step to better hearing is, of course, a hearing evaluation. This comprehensive session will discuss your …