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 …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Did you know that this month is American Diabetes Month? Over 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, a chronic condition that impacts how the body turns food into energy. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing other health conditions including hearing loss. A recent study shows that people with diabetes can be twice as likely to also experience …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated 

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions that adults experience today. Impacting over 48  million people, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition people navigate. Though it is pervasive, hearing loss remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. The National Institutes of Health estimates that only one-third of people who could benefit from hearing loss treatment …

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss 

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Did you know that 1 in 8 people have some degree of hearing loss? According to the National Institutes of Health, this number shrinks to 1 in 3 by age 65. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition that people navigate today. Learning more about hearing loss can help with prevention and protecting your health! Types of Hearing …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

This October is Protect Your Hearing Month! Dedicated to raising awareness about hearing loss, this month is a great time to learn and practice ways you can protect your hearing health. More and more people are at greater risk of developing hearing loss due to the increased use of personal audio devices. Portable electronic devices and earbud use can expose …

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Dr. Marina E. Kade Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss

Have you noticed that you or someone close to you is having trouble remembering more than usual? It is normal to forget things every now and then, especially as we age, but if forgetfulness has become a normal daily occurrence, it is time to take it seriously. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disease, characterized by memory loss which escalates …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Dr. Marina E. Kade Tinnitus

Do you find that you crave peace and quiet, just to be met with a buzz or hum in your ears instead? If this is happening to you, you are most likely dealing with symptoms of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a perceived static sound in the ears that seems to have no external source. As you can imagine, when you feel …