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 …

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 …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Maintaining a healthy relationship is not as simple as spending time together or living in the same place; relationships take work! Though some of us might have the tendency to put little work into our closest relationships, they often suffer as a result. Making a concerted effort to connect with the people we love can go a long way toward …

New Year's Resolution Get Your Hearing Tested

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Happy New Year! It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions, and if you’re anything like us, you’re making resolutions to look after your health this year. You want to drink more water, exercise more, and spend more time outside. Have you thought about your hearing health? Starting the year off right with an annual hearing test will help you meet your …

Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

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

One of the most common medical conditions in the US (behind heart disease and arthritis), hearing loss is an invisible condition which often passes people by. The effects are gradual and uneven, with damage often taking years to show effects. And the first thing that is lost is the capacity to hear high frequency sounds, rather than an equal loss …