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 …

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

The New Year is a great time to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle. Knowing how to take care of your hearing can serve you well your whole life and protect your ears from excessive and unnecessary damage. Here are a few tips for prioritizing your hearing in the new year. Pay attention to noise levels Damage to your hearing …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

It is common to experience listening fatigue after listening to speech (or sound) for long periods. You have likely experienced this after long meetings, concerts, or conversations that require exerting substantial energy for an extended period to process what you are hearing. Listening fatigue can be particularly challenging for people with hearing loss who already experience difficulty with hearing and …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

We are constantly absorbing and processing sound throughout the day. This includes everyday activities that produce noise that could be potentially harmful to hearing health!    Impact of Noise on Hearing One of the most common causes of hearing loss is loud noise. One-time or consistent exposure to loud noise can damage critical components of the auditory system – the …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Did you know that this month is American Diabetes Month? Over 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, a chronic condition that impacts how the body turns food into energy. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing other health conditions including hearing loss. A recent study shows that people with diabetes can be twice as likely to also experience …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated 

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions that adults experience today. Impacting over 48  million people, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition people navigate. Though it is pervasive, hearing loss remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. The National Institutes of Health estimates that only one-third of people who could benefit from hearing loss treatment …