October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

This October is Protect Your Hearing Month! Dedicated to raising awareness about hearing loss, this month is a great time to learn and practice ways you can protect your hearing health. More and more people are at greater risk of developing hearing loss due to the increased use of personal audio devices. Portable electronic devices and earbud use can expose …

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects an estimated 48 million people in the US alone and has far reaching side effects past obvious issues with hearing. Ultimately, hearing loss is a communication issue making it more difficult to connect to the people in your life. It can affect your personal life as well as your career, reverberating into your sense of self-worth, self-esteem …

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss makes it tough to communicate with loved ones. If you have a family member with hearing loss, they may ask you to repeat yourself or to speak up. Don’t get discouraged! You can still enjoy conversations with your loved ones. Use these tips for communicating with someone with hearing loss. Make Sure You’re in the Right Environment First …

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem among the elderly. About 30 million people with hearing loss in one or both ears are affected by this public health crisis. Hearing loss is often ignored and undertreated because it occurs progressively over time. This means that millions of people are living with hearing loss that is still untreated.  Communication …

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Foods & Nutrients to Support Your Hearing Health   

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

What is the best way to protect your hearing? The first thing that comes to mind is probably wearing your earplugs when things get too noisy. This is a crucial measure to take against hearing damage.  But there are other ways to take care of your hearing health, including exercise and–you guessed it–a balanced, nutrient-dense diet. In a scientific study …

Building Connections May is Better Hearing and Speech Month(6)

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) brings awareness to hearing loss and the signs and symptoms associated. The American Speech and Hearing Association takes this month to raise awareness for individuals experiencing hearing loss. This year’s theme is titled “Building Connections,” which is meant to highlight how important social interaction is for our cognitive, physical, and emotional health. How Common …

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and hearing health issues are more common than you may suspect. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, over 15% of people (of all ages) have some degree of hearing impairment in one or both ears. Additionally, 25 million adults report experiencing tinnitus – a buzzing or ringing-like noise in the ears – annually. …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Working with hearing loss can be challenging. The workplace is a major way people are exposed to loud noise which can contribute to or worsen existing hearing loss. One of the most common chronic medical conditions, hearing loss impacts over 48 million people in the U.S. Impaired hearing reduces a person’s ability to absorb and process sound which produces a …