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 Brief History of Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

Over 5% of the world’s population, or 430 million people, are believed to suffer debilitating hearing loss. Thanks to breakthroughs in hearing aid technology, hearing loss need not be as debilitating as it has been in the past. Understanding where we’ve been with hearing loss in the past can help us see how far we’ve progressed.    Early attempts to …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aid

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

There is never a wrong time to talk to your hearing health care professional about the possibility of updating your hearing aids. It could be that your hearing needs have changed, your hearing aids aren’t working as well as they used to, or you just want to try out newer hearing aids with better features. It will be well worth …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

When it comes to new technology, it’s easy to know when it’s time to update your smartphone or tablet. You can see the difference in features, performance and design. Not so with hearing aids.   It’s not easy to know when it’s time for new hearing aids. They don’t get outdated like other devices because they are made to last …

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

The history of hearing aids is a convoluted one. How does one even begin to explain this history with so many developments? The best way is to start at the beginning and lay it out in chronological order.   The natural hearing aid   The ear trumpet was the first hearing aid. It was a tube meant to direct sound …

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 …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

Better Hearing and Speech Month coincides with the arrival of spring. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) has dedicated a whole month to increasing awareness about communication impairments, including hearing loss, and enhancing treatment while lobbying to decrease the stigma associated with hearing loss for over 75 years. “Connecting People” is the theme for this year. Helen Keller considered …