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Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Common public emergencies in the US include natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires. Other types of emergencies include man-made incidents such as terrorist attacks, industrial accidents, and power outages. Public emergencies can have a significant impact on the economy and individuals. The economic cost of natural disasters in the US can be staggering, with the total …

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

Preparing supplies appropriate for someone with hearing loss in case of a natural catastrophe or unanticipated situations in the house is crucial. This kind of forward-thinking can help provide peace of mind and even save a life. What should an emergency kit have? Everyone should have the same basic things in their emergency kits, like food, first aid supplies, and …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

When it comes to new technology, it’s easy to know when it’s time to update your smartphone or tablet. You can see the difference in features, performance and design. Not so with hearing aids.   It’s not easy to know when it’s time for new hearing aids. They don’t get outdated like other devices because they are made to last …

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A Brief History of Hearing Loss: Facts & Information

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

The history of hearing aids is a convoluted one. How does one even begin to explain this history with so many developments? The best way is to start at the beginning and lay it out in chronological order.   The natural hearing aid   The ear trumpet was the first hearing aid. It was a tube meant to direct sound …

Understanding Your Hearing Aids

Understanding Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

There are conditions associated with aging that are irreversible and yet, we still take action to confront them and learn more about how to keep living our lives despite their appearance. For some people, that’s the arrival of arthritis. It’s not a curable condition.  And yet, with medication, diet, and physical therapy or exercise management, we can retain mobility and …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

Did you know that the consumer electronic world has gone fully digital? It’s true. Today, most electronic devices are designed with a computer at their core. For example, even your microwave is essentially an advanced programmable calculator.   With the advent of modern technology and the rapid consumer shift to digital, hearing aid manufacturers have also taken steps to remain …

All About Hearing Aid-Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

All About Hearing Aid-Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids, Hearing Health

More than 30 million Americans live with debilitating hearing loss. Of those, only about a quarter of people who have hearing loss will visit an audiologist, acknowledging their hearing loss and seeking solutions.  Of course, there are many reasons why people don’t seek treatment, ranging from cost to cultural attitudes regarding hearing health. Another leading factor that dissuades folks from …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

Today there are more options for hearing devices than there have ever been. But just as there aren’t a pair of eyeglasses that would suit all faces, there isn’t a type of hearing aid suitable for all. It might seem at first a bit overwhelming to decide which type of hearing aid is best for your lifestyle and hearing needs. …

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish?

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish?

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

You’ve probably never thought that hearing aids could be stylish. In fact, you may have memories of old, bulky hearing aids that weren’t very flattering. If you haven’t looked at hearing aid fashion in a while, it’s time to explore all this exciting new technology. Are Hearing Aids Stylish? Hearing aids have long had a reputation of being useful but …