Spring Allergies and Hearing Health

Spring Allergies and Hearing Health

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Health, Signs & Symptoms

Spring is a time of brighter days and warmer temperatures, but for some, it also marks the onset of seasonal allergies. While allergies are most commonly associated with sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes, they can also impact hearing health. The Impact of Allergies on Hearing Health Allergies can impact hearing health in several ways. For example, allergies can cause …

How to Disclose Your Hearing Loss

How to Disclose Your Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss can present unique challenges in various aspects of life, including communication. One way to successfully manage hearing loss and have better communication is by disclosing hearing loss to others. Talking about your hearing loss not only helps others understand your needs but also empowers you to actively participate in conversations and social interactions. Understanding the Importance …

Navigating Noisy Restaurants: Understanding Their Impact on Hearing Health

Navigating Noisy Restaurants: Understanding Their Impact on Hearing Health

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health

The dining experience is not just about savoring delicious cuisine; it’s also about enjoying the ambiance and social atmosphere of the restaurant. However, the noise levels in many restaurants can often reach uncomfortable or even harmful levels, and this poses challenges for individuals with hearing sensitivity or hearing loss. In this guide, we’ll look at the impact of noisy restaurants …

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Academic Achievement

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Academic Achievement

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

For individuals facing hearing loss, navigating the academic world can be uniquely challenging. Here’s how hearing loss can impact academic achievement, the barriers students may encounter, and the strategies and support systems that can pave the way for success. Understanding Hearing Loss in Academic Settings Hearing loss, ranging from mild to profound, can significantly affect a student’s ability to engage …

Coping with Noise Sensitivity - Strategies and Tools for More Support

Coping with Noise Sensitivity – Strategies and Tools for More Support

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health

Living in a world filled with sounds is a sensory experience that shapes our daily lives. However, for individuals with noise sensitivity, the soundscape can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Let’s take a closer look at the causes of noise sensitivity, its impact on individuals, and practical strategies and tools to cope with this unique challenge. Understanding Noise Sensitivity …

Sounds of Joy: Navigating the Holiday Season with Hearing Aids

Sounds of Joy: Navigating the Holiday Season with Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health

Ah, the holiday season – a time of merriment, gatherings, and the delightful cacophony of festive tunes. For those with hearing aids, navigating the joyous sounds of the holidays can be an adventure filled with warmth and connection. Here are some of our top tips and tricks to ensure that your holiday season is not just merry and bright but …

Navigating the Unexpected: Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Navigating the Unexpected: Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Loss

Imagine waking up one morning to find that your world has grown quieter, the sounds around you muffled or nearly imperceptible. Sudden hearing loss, while relatively rare, can be a startling and distressing experience. Understanding Sudden Hearing Loss Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, often referred to as SSHL, is a sudden and unexplained reduction in hearing that typically occurs in one …

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Whether you have normal hearing or not – we’ve all been there. It’s that panicked moment when we can’t hear or understand the conversation, while it seems that everyone else is having no trouble at all. From time to time, it’s okay to smile, nod, and pretend to understand a conversation – especially with strangers in noisy environments such as …

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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Loss

We live in a world where environmental noise is a constant companion for many of us throughout the day and into the night. As a result of the increasingly loud sounds we hear daily, noise pollution poses a serious threat to our health.    It’s critical to know when noise pollution is present so you can take precautions to avoid …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you understand the struggles that affect everyone in the family. Your family member who’s straining to hear gets frustrated or withdraws from conversations rather than face the embarrassment of mishearing or answering inappropriately. They may start feeling isolated or ignored as the grandkids or other family members interact more with the …