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 …

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Hearing Loss

An estimated 50 million Americans have hearing loss. This means you probably have a friend or family member who doesn’t have perfect hearing. Communicating with people who have hearing loss can be challenging for everyone. You may have to repeat yourself before they understand what you’ve said, or you may feel frustrated when they keep mishearing you. The good news …

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 …

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 …

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 …