Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

Today there are more options for hearing devices than there have ever been. But just as there aren’t a pair of eyeglasses that would suit all faces, there isn’t a type of hearing aid suitable for all. It might seem at first a bit overwhelming to decide which type of hearing aid is best for your lifestyle and hearing needs. …

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 …

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish?

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish?

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Aids

You’ve probably never thought that hearing aids could be stylish. In fact, you may have memories of old, bulky hearing aids that weren’t very flattering. If you haven’t looked at hearing aid fashion in a while, it’s time to explore all this exciting new technology. Are Hearing Aids Stylish? Hearing aids have long had a reputation of being useful but …

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 …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

Dr. Marina E. Kade Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you understand the struggles that affect everyone in the family. Your family member who’s straining to hear gets frustrated or withdraws from conversations rather than face the embarrassment of mishearing or answering inappropriately. They may start feeling isolated or ignored as the grandkids or other family members interact more with the …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health

Earbuds can be found almost anywhere. Everyone owns at least one pair, ranging from the inexpensive drugstore to the state-of-the-art noise-canceling types. We wear them to work, on walks with the dog, and at the gym. We also use them to converse on the phone to do other things hands-free. Let’s face it – they’re compact, convenient, and a fantastic …

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 …