Understanding Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing devices have greatly helped those facing hearing loss in their daily lives, but despite the advances hearing aids and cochlear implants have made, there are certain situations or environments where such instruments may lack the full capability to pick up certain sounds. Hearing devices often have a limited effective rang and have difficulty separating background noises from sounds you …

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

An exciting discovery was just announced that helps illuminate the mechanics of hearing in the human body. While scientists have long understood that the auditory system converts sound waves in the air into electrical signals for the brain, the exact way the auditory system accomplished this wasn’t fully understood. Researchers at the Harvard School of Medicine have isolated a single …

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test

 September 2018 is World Alzheimer’s Month, and World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21 each year. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - A Link Between Hearing Loss & Accidental Injury

Hearing Loss and Accidental Injury

Untreated hearing loss means you are missing out on so many things, so many of those small sounds that make your day and probably, a lot of social activities you are just skipping. In addition to missing out on a big section of things that keeps the “quality” in the quality of your life, untreated hearing loss can also increase …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Exciting New Hearing Technology this Summer

Interesting New Technology Coming This Summer

Personal listening devices include all assistive devices or technology that are used to help people hear. Personal listening devices have been on the market for longer than hearing aids – in fact, they date all the way back to 17th century when traditional ear trumpets were first introduced. Today, there is a multitude of personal listening devices available, and new …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Summer Healthy Hearing Guide

Summer Healthy Hearing Guide

There’s nothing like the summer months for outdoor fun and celebrating with friends. From national holidays to block parties, for most people, summer is a flurry of social activity. Along with the things that make the season special, there are ways that summer can damage your hearing. Check out these ways to protect your hearing -and your hearing aids- this …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

Hearing loss has become a hot topic, and many people are wondering when the best time is to invest in hearing devices. You might be thinking of waiting until your hearing loss is severe to treat hearing loss, but this is actually the worst decision you could possibly make for your brain. In fact, living with untreated hearing loss might …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Invest in Better Headphones to Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Invest in Better Headphones to Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Did you know the type of headphones you use might be contributing to your hearing loss? It seems that headphones are getting smaller and smaller while at the same time boasting evermore technologically advanced components. Sometimes, however, smaller is not better. There are in fact links between the use of in-ear headphones and the elevated risk of hearing loss. Before …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Improving Communication between Police & Hard of Hearing Drivers

Improving Communication between Police & Hard of Hearing Drivers

Traffic stops are frequently nerve-wracking endeavors. They can produce even more anxiety for drivers who are hard of hearing. When pulled over by the police, hard of hearing drivers have an additional set of concerns that drivers with normal hearing may not have to worry about. One of these worries is that they will not have the time or ability …