Gulf Gate - Hearing Aid Maintenance Tips

Hearing Aid Maintenance Tips

Hearing aids are amazing but delicate technological wonders, and are an important investment for many users. Today’s hearing aid devices are powered by sensitive electrical components, so moisture, direct sunlight, excessive temperatures and chemicals can easily damage them. It is important to follow a few simple, yet essential steps when cleaning and caring for your hearing devices to ensure that …

Gulf Gate - Dos and Dont's With Hearing Aids

The Dos and Don’ts of Hearing Aids

When you wear hearing aids, it is important to have a daily routine to keep them working properly. At the same time, there are certain things to avoid with respect to hearing aid use and care, especially things that can potentially damage them to the point of having to be replaced. The following is a list of do’s and don’ts …

All About Tinnitus Part 3: Treatment for Tinnitus

We’ve explored the experience of tinnitus and the types and causes of it. In this last part of the three-part series on tinnitus, we discuss the treatments available for tinnitus. The appearance of tinnitus may indicate related medical conditions. If you have been experiencing tinnitus, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with us at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center. …

All About Tinnitus Part 2: Types & Causes of Tinnitus

Last time, we discussed the prevalence of tinnitus and its links to hearing loss. As you now know, tinnitus affects roughly 15% of the general American public (50 million Americans). You also know that tinnitus is not a condition that exists on its own. Rather, the appearance of tinnitus often points to the existence of related medical issues. Tinnitus may …

All About Tinnitus: Part 1 – What is Tinnitus?

All About Tinnitus: Part 1 – What is Tinnitus? What is Tinnitus? Have you ever heard sounds in your head that do not correspond to anything externally? Do these phantom sounds come and go, or stay for awhile? It may be tinnitus. Commonly referred to as “ringing of the ears,” tinnitus is a condition in which people experience sounds where …

Tips for Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids Congratulations are in order – you’ve been fitted for your hearing aids and are on the road to better hearing health! Adjusting to hearing aids may seem disorienting at first. With any degree of hearing loss, the sounds of your life are not as clear as they once were. With your new hearing …

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid For those with hearing loss, hearing aids reconnect you to the world around you – empowering you in your personal relationships as well as in the workplace. Whether you are new to hearing aids, or a seasoned veteran, the right hearing aid makes all of the difference. Hearing aid technology offers many options for different …

What to Expect at a Hearing Exam

What to Expect at a Hearing Exam Congratulations! You’ve taken the important first step towards healthy hearing. Although you’ve already done the hard part – scheduling your appointment – you may be left feeling a little nervous about your exam. No matter if you’re a seasoned hearing aid user looking for a change, or a first-timer, you can be rest assured …

Talking to a Loved One About Their Hearing Loss

Talking to a Loved One About Their Hearing Loss Have you asked your loved one to turn the volume down on the TV lately? Or, have you been frustrated recently because you’ve had to repeat yourself one too many times? Chances are, your loved one may be experiencing changes in their hearing. Maybe they’ve noticed it but haven’t wanted to …

How to Identify Changes in Your Hearing

How to Identify Changes in Your Hearing Changes in Hearing Our sense of hearing is an invisible one, but it is always on. That’s why even in our deepest sleep, we’re able to wake up to that pesky alarm clock! Hearing helps to situate us within our environment, keeps us safe and aware, and connects us to the world around …