Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Treatment

Currently, almost six million people are suffering from hearing loss in the United States. Usually, the age group of people suffering from it lies between 18-44. Various medical testable procedures have proved that hearing problems cannot be completely cured, but it can be treated to a manageable extent. Causes and types of hearing loss There are many causes of hearing …

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Noise

A screaming child, TV blaring in the living room, a vacuum cleaner, loud music coming from your teen’s bedroom: a busy home can be a source of constant noise. Once you step outside, there’s even more noise pollution. On an average day, you may hear your neighbor’s lawn mower, honking cars, sirens, maybe even ear-shattering sounds of a construction or a work site …

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Lifestyle and Leisure, Noise

Difficulty hearing in noisy places is often one of the first noticeable signs of hearing loss. That’s because filtering out background noise is a fairly complex process that requires precise auditory input from both ears. Planning ahead with hearing loss Although you can’t repair damaged cells, you can prevent further loss by limiting your exposure to loud noises. Most conversations …

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 …

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

As most of us know, there is more than one way to “read” a person, to understand what they’re saying beyond just the words they use. Understanding nonverbal cues such as facial expressions or body language help us understand whether someone’s joking or serious, relaxed or tense. For those of us who experience hearing loss, nonverbal cues are even more …

Understanding Sudden Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Most cases of acquired hearing loss in adults appear gradually, over a stretch of time. It takes an average of seven years for someone to fully experience the changes in their hearing and decide to seek treatment. Hearing specialists do recommend annual hearing tests from the age of 50 onward, which allows you to keep track of your hearing abilities …

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Sarasota, FL

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

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS hearing aid, Lifestyle and Leisure

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 …

In Sarasota, new law to limit miscommunication between hearing impaired and law enforcement

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS News

A new Florida law gives drivers the option to identify themselves as hearing impaired when registering a car or renewing their driver’s license. About 48 million Americans are hard of hearing, engaging in all of the activities that people with normal hearing do. However, for people with hearing loss, there are special concerns when it comes to daily activities and …