Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Sarasota, FL

Here at Gulf Gate Hearing, we believe that hearing is an important part of your overall health and well-being, which includes staying connected to your loved ones. As the holiday season approaches, there are many exciting in Sarasota to see – and indeed, hear! Here are some of the wonderful holiday offerings this winter. The Crosley Theater Presents: A Classic …

Hearing Aid Features that Support Modern Lifestyle

Specialized hearing devices can support the lifestyle and work needs of musicians, swimmers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts, the fashionistas, techies and – you!  Hearing aids come in so many models, with so many different functions, there is certainly a model to fit your lifestyle and we are here to help you find it. Get started by scheduling a hearing evaluation …

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center offers free hearing tests, and you should treat yourself to one as a holiday present. Why would we suggest a hearing test in an article about National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, you ask? A growing body of research shows potential links between the onset of dementia and untreated hearing loss – and Alzheimer’s disease is one …

The Growing Problem of Noise Pollution

“Hearing is a special sense. What you have is what you’re born with. If you damage it, it doesn’t come back,” states Peter Thorne of the Deafness Research Foundation. This is critical to understand especially with the growing problem of noise pollution and how that impacts our hearing. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is permanent hearing loss caused by prolonged …

The Importance of Hearing Protection & Why You Should Consider Hearing Protection

It’s a noisy, loud world out there. Everyday sounds that we often are oblivious to can actually be harmful to our hearing. Household appliances, background music at bars or restaurants, or blasting instrumentals at concerts, loud noises are all around us. Even on our commute to work, honking cars, screeching buses, or thunderous subway trains can impact our hearing. According …

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 …