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 …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would. Whether you suffer from hearing loss or are speaking to someone who does, conversations require a lot of focus, energy and patience. Focusing …

Noise Exposure and Musicians

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

[Playing a musical instrument, being part of an orchestra, or performing live can be an elevating experience. It’s a skill you can use and enjoy your whole life. With dedication, talent and skill, it can it become a career. Professional musicians listen to and play music for hours each day, every day. It’s important to remember that consistent exposure loud …

Choose a Hearing Specialist for Your Hearing Health

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

In August 2017, US Representative Vern Buchanan (R-Florida) co-sponsored the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which was part of a larger piece of legislation designed to fund the Food and Drug Administration. According to Mr. Buchanan, “This bill could improve the quality of life for nearly 50 million Americans who struggle to hear everyday conversations. Many people cannot afford the high …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs & Guns

Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs & Guns

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

It is quite rare to experience the loss of hearing from a single, traumatic event. Instead, most of our hearing loss occurs gradually over time. The most common form of this is wholly natural and the result of the normal aging process. There are scenarios, however, which speed up this process with the repeated exposure to aggressive sounds over the …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

The month of May has been set aside to bring awareness to better speech and hearing as far back as the late 1920s. However, it wasn’t until 1986 that President Reagan made it official. This is of particular note as Ronald Reagan himself suffered from significant hearing loss. You may remember the stir he caused by first wearing a visible …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

As people are living longer than they used to, the number of people with dementia is increasing. And the numbers are alarming: one in three people over the age of 65 will develop this debilitating condition. But new research pointing to a connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline may help to reduce that figure. Hearing loss is incredibly common, …

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Iron Deficiency Anemia May Be Linked with Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

We all know that a nutritious, well-balanced diet (or the lack of one) can have a number of far-reaching effects on overall health. But does what we eat affect our ears? It turns out it does, at least where iron is concerned. New research suggests a strong link between a lack of this important nutrient and hearing health. The study, …

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4 Science-backed Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

Over 5 percent of the world’s population has hearing loss, and approximately one third of those over the age of 65 live with this difficult condition. March 3rd was World Hearing Day, and people across the globe focused their attention on the far-reaching effects of hearing loss, how to better treat it, and what steps can be taken to prevent …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - CDC Reports Rise in Number of Adults with Hearing Loss

CDC Reports Rise in Number of Adults with Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

Hearing loss is an invisible condition, so we do not tend to think about it often. It’s one of our senses that we don’t pay attention to until we experience something off about it. For example, think of a time you were in a very loud place – such as a live music concert or sporting event – and think …