Feeling Tired? It Might Actually Be Caused by Hearing Loss

If you notice that you are feeling a little more tired than usual, your first instinct is probably to take a look at your diet and physical activity. However, your fatigue might actually be caused by a problem with your ears. Here is what you need to know about the relationship between feeling tired and having trouble hearing things. Fatigue …

Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 with a Hearing Test

[World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. The annual World Hearing Day seminar is held each year at The World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva and is a way to promote hearing loss awareness internationally.  In recent years, an increasing number of countries have joined …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

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

[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 …

Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

Many changes that occur as we age may not be preventable, and your body will go through changes as you get older. However, seniors and their loved ones have come to expect that hearing loss is a normal part of aging. It is true that gradual hearing loss is not uncommon past the age of 65, but the actions we …

Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

Are you having trouble hearing everyday conversations? Does your family comment on how high the volume is on the television? Suffering from hearing loss, and not treating it properly is setting yourself up for a range of other serious health problems. How Hearing Loss Affects Your Health Results of a large, retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Happy 2019! Let’s make this the year that you take charge of your hearing health! It can be easy to overlook the health of your hearing, especially if you’re not experiencing any troubling symptoms. Children often receive hearing checkups every few months as they develop, while many adults think that hearing loss is a problem that occurs only to very …

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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

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

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 …