Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Undertreated & Undiagnosed_ Age-Related Hearing Loss

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

It’s hard to admit you are getting older, but oftentimes, being proactive about your health can keep you feeling young. Nowhere is this truer than with age-related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis. As we age, a lifetime of gradual hearing damage can add up to significant hearing loss. Additionally, as we get older the tiny hair cells that detect …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Have you been feeling tired and run down? Fatigue can stem from many causes, and one of them may very well be hearing loss. Hearing loss strains our brain and body in ways we don’t always expect or anticipate, and can leave you feeling depleted. Although it’s difficult to compare hearing loss with physically tiring activities like moving boxes or …

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound without external sound stimuli. The condition is most commonly described as a “ringing” in the ear, but the perceived sound can be also be buzzing, tonal, hissing, clicking or even roaring noise. Tinnitus can be frustrating and distracting and is an indication of injury to the auditory system. The source of tinnitus varies from …

Tips for Communicating with Deaf & Hard of Hearing People

Tips for Communicating with Deaf & Hard of Hearing People

If you tend to speak softly, you may need to project your voice when speaking with someone with hearing loss. There’s no need to shout however, it won’t make what you are saying easier to hear. Similarly, if you tend to talk fast it can be hard to pick up meaning and distinguish your words from one another. While there’s …

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center - Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

The link between falling and hearing loss is well established, but not commonly understood. Part of this lies with how untreated hearing loss overtaxes the brain.  Hearing loss makes comprehending speech and sound more challenging. Although you can often hear noises, you can’t always piece them together. Trying to fill in those missing pieces takes extra brain power. While our …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Half of seniors over the age of 65 have hearing loss, so there’s a good chance that either you or your spouse will have hearing loss. It’s time to stop avoiding that hearing test, and take the first step in improving your hearing and your overall health and wellness. Visit us at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center for a hearing …

Treating Hearing Loss in Older Adults May Improve Their Care

Treating Hearing Loss in Older Adults May Improve Their Care

Hearing loss is a major health concern for many older adults. In fact, nearly 50% of all seniors over the age of 65 have hearing loss, so there’s a good chance that either you or your spouse will struggle to hear as you get older. For seniors who access health care, whether living on their own or in a long-term …

Great Things to Hear in Sarasota this Valentine's Day

Great Things to Hear in Sarasota this Valentine’s Day

Tony Bennett is coming to Sarasota! This well-loved American singer is the winner of no less than 19 Grammy Awards, and has both Platinum and Gold selling albums. He’s been recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as being named a Citizen of the World Award by the United Nations, and he continues to impress audiences around the …

Cancer Survivors May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

Cancer Survivors May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

While the news that chemotherapy treatments resulted in a cancer-free future is absolutely cause for rejoicing, a recent study in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing reports that hearing loss and tinnitus in cancer survivors often results in a greatly reduced quality of life. These findings are congruent with previous research that indicates the potentially damaging impact of cancer related …

Understanding Hearing Loss: Types, Configurations, and Degrees

Understanding Hearing Loss: Types, Configurations, and Degrees

Not all hearing loss is the same. In fact, many factors go into diagnosing hearing loss and determining the best course of treatment. Hearing loss can be caused by problems in different areas of the ear – this establishes the type of hearing loss present. Hearing loss is also measured in different degrees, which indicate the severity of the hearing …