Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS 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

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 …

In Sarasota, new law to limit miscommunication between hearing impaired and law enforcement

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS News

A new Florida law gives drivers the option to identify themselves as hearing impaired when registering a car or renewing their driver’s license. About 48 million Americans are hard of hearing, engaging in all of the activities that people with normal hearing do. However, for people with hearing loss, there are special concerns when it comes to daily activities and …

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Family & Relationships, Mental Health

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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Prevention

“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

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Prevention, Tips and Tricks

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 …