Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Have you ever felt treated differently because you couldn’t hear? Has your hearing health affected your job or how people treat you when you’re out? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) fights for the rights of people with disabilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This includes people with hearing loss. A history of the Americans with …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

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

When most people think of hearing loss, they think of the hearing loss that comes with aging. Most people who lose their hearing are over 60. Together with hearing loss caused by noise, these types are pretty standard, and most people who live to be over 70 will have some hearing loss.  Even though this is a common way for …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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

Diabetes has long been linked to hearing loss, but new research strongly prompts hearing health professionals to recommend regular hearing tests for diabetes patients. Carried out by the National Institutes of Health, the study found that hearing loss is about twice as likely among people with diabetes as in the general population. With nearly 30 million adults in the United …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

Have you been told you have diabetes? According to numerous studies, people with diabetes are twice as likely to experience hearing loss.    Diabetes affects 32.4 million individuals in the United States alone and is expected to increase over three decades, making prevention and awareness more crucial than ever. It is estimated that 84 percent of the 88 million people …

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 …

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 …

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

Hearing loss, connection, cognitive health: what do these things have to do with each other? Socializing and connecting with other people daily not only makes our lives more enjoyable, but this contact is also essential to keeping our brains healthy. When untreated hearing loss interferes with the ability to communicate with others, especially in older people, the mind suffers. Read …

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

While hearing loss begins with the ears its effects are far-reaching. The body and mind support each other and when we struggle to hear our emotional health is impacted significantly. The ability to navigate conversations is when hearing loss is most noticed by others, however, because hearing loss is an “invisible” disability, it often goes unrealized. Instead, it can be …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common and the side effect farther reaching than we’d first suspect. It affects not just our ability to hear but to connect to others, our mental health our cognitive functioning, and more. If you suspect that you or a loved one has hearing loss, you most likely have questions. Here are some of the most frequently …