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 …

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 …