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 …

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 …

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Community, hearing aid, Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure, News

When the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month back in 1927, their goal was to raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges. May is a call to action to encourage people to treat their own hearing and speech problems. This mission is just as pertinent today as it was 92 years ago, perhaps even …

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 …

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Lifestyle and Leisure

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 …

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

Invest in Better Headphones to Help Prevent Hearing Loss

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

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Community, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure, Tips and Tricks

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 …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Diet, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Prevention, Lifestyle and Leisure, Mental Health, News, Research

The most current science out there tells us that our bodies and minds are inextricably linked. More so, modern medicine now focuses on the entire person where health is evaluated. That is to say that none of our systems exists in a vacuum, and hearing health is no exception to that rule. Just as hearing loss can take a tremendous …