Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

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

Sometimes it feels like you’ve just gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. Your mood is off, and you feel grumpy, down, dissatisfied, or even a little angry.  Although it may seem like your mood materialized out of thin air, the cause may be closer than you think -the simple chemical signals in your brain. In particular, dopamine …

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

Preparing supplies appropriate for someone with hearing loss in case of a natural catastrophe or unanticipated situations in the house is crucial. This kind of forward-thinking can help provide peace of mind and even save a life. What should an emergency kit have? Everyone should have the same basic things in their emergency kits, like food, first aid supplies, and …

Test Your Hearing

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

Every November, American Diabetes Month is conducted to promote awareness and assist those living with this condition. Diabetes education events and workshops are given to educate people about the disease, answer questions, and assist individuals to learn how to avoid or manage diabetes. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017 says that more than 100 …

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

The school has been in session for a while, and everyone is happy to see their friends, meet new people, and learn new things. However, hearing might make some students unhappy. Some people say that hearing loss is like having the flu because it makes you feel cut off from the world around you. This “Flu” never goes away, which …

All About Earwax

All About Earwax

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

While earwax isn’t pretty, it’s essential in helping our inner-ear stay healthy and works well. What we know about earwax tells us how to clean our ears and deal with problems when there is too much earwax in the ear canal.  Many of us want to clean the ear canal with something like a cotton swab, but this simple-looking action …

Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

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

How well a child hears affects many other things, like their cognitive skills and how well they do in school later. Newborns get hearing tests, which can find problems like deafness at birth. One to three out of every 1,000 children has trouble hearing. Every state in the US participates in the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program, and …

Loud Movies & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Loud Movies & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Eager viewers are going to the movies again. While this is undoubtedly great news for movie theaters and consumers alike, enjoying the most recent releases may pose a hidden danger to your hearing: elevated noise levels.  Incorporating surround sound, action-packed effects, and the heightened viewer reaction that accompanies loudness, theaters and films have continually become louder – frequently to unsafe …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Have you ever sustained a head injury? They often happen so fast that they are hard to avoid. They can be scary, disorienting and have lasting effects on your health. Depending on the severity, not only can they cause brain damage, but they can distort your balance and even cause lasting hearing loss. Let’s explore the danger of head injuries …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which helps people find resources and learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. More and more research shows that our mental health is linked to how well we hear and that untreated hearing loss can speed up mental decline. Alzheimer’s disease is 1.3 times more likely to happen to someone with hearing loss if they …