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 …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

Hearing loss can be tough to confront. Though it’s one of the most common chronic medical conditions that people experience today, hearing loss is often underdiagnosed. Because hearing loss usually happens gradually, people can remain unaware of the impairment for quite some time. Also, it can be challenging to acknowledge and accept changes to hearing health. This overlooking of hearing …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

They say that relationships are built on good communication, but what does that really mean? Of course, being able to express to others what we need and to listen and to respond to their needs is a big part of the process of building trust with others, but at an even deeper level, communication is the definition of “relating.” When …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has a direct association with many other health conditions. Physical conditions are associated with hearing loss, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even the likelihood of accidents and serious falls. In addition to physical conditions, mental health issues are correlated with hearing loss, as well. Those who have untreated hearing loss are more likely to have depression, anxiety, and …

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Although roughly 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, many of us remain confused about the facts regarding this common condition. Those who have hearing loss may understand some things from a first-hand perspective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some old myths rattling around in their minds. All of us could use a refresher course on the …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

If you suspect your loved one has hearing loss, it’s highly likely that it is affecting their ability to communicate to you. Maybe you once engaged in lengthy discussions and regularly went to the movies or ate out. Even stable relationships can begin to break down without regular communication, and hearing loss can exacerbate this. From the cycle of repeating …