Hearing Health - Get Fit with Oticon's HearingFitness App, a CES 2018 Winner
17Feb, 2018

Get Fit with Oticon’s HearingFitness App, a CES 2018 Winner

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The hearing aid industry moves quickly with the times, just look at the way Bluetooth technology has fast become part and parcel as an option. Yet another integration of modern gadgetry is the Oticon HearingFitness app. This exciting new product allows Oticon hearing aid wearers to track general fitness data right on their smartphones simply by wearing their hearing devices! Beyond the basic data like measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns and other general health matters, Oticon’s HearingFitness App reports back to users their individual hearing aid use, listening environments […]
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Hearing Health - Great Things to Hear in Portland OR this Valentine's Day
11Feb, 2018

Great Things to Hear in Portland OR this Valentine’s Day

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Single or attached, you don’t win any points from Cupid by letting hearing loss confine you from the rest of the world. Modern audiology makes intervening in hearing loss so convenient that life doesn’t have to look much different from your healthy hearing years. You might not typically associate Valentine’s Day with a banquet for the ears, but you might skip the extra chocolate this year and treat your ears instead!  Being in the world and enjoying the spice of life is essential to experiencing connection and what better do […]
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Why Are We Drawn to Loud Sounds?
25Jan, 2018

Why Are We Drawn to Loud Sounds?

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Loud sounds can do a lot of damage when it comes to our hearing, but loud sounds in bars and clubs also have a number of positive effects on our well-being, a new study has found. Loud music increases ‘happy’ emotions, makes it easier to socialize, reduces conflict, and has a beneficial effect on businesses. The study, called “Why Do People Like Sound? A Qualitative Study” was published in May 2017, in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.   The Study Even though the damaging effects of […]
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10 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss
18Jan, 2018

10 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

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1. An earwax blockage Earwax, unpleasant though it may be, serves a highly useful function in the body. It protects the ears from harmful debris and bacteria, while keeping ears moisturized (which also helps to fend off infections). However, sometimes earwax does become a problem–particularly when there is too much of it. Earwax blockages can be irritating and even painful, causing muffled hearing, earaches and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). If you have an earwax blockage, don’t try to clean it clean it out with a cotton swab or other […]
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Tips for Working with Hearing Loss
12Jan, 2018

Tips for Working with Hearing Loss

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There’s no doubt about it, being on the job with hearing loss can present some serious challenges. But armed with these tips and a positive outlook, there is no reason that you can’t thrive in your chosen career. Read on to find out more about your rights and how to put your best foot forward in the workplace.   Inform yourself about your rights. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations to ensure people with hearing loss can succeed on the job. […]
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The History of Your Hearing System
29Dec, 2017

The History of Your Hearing System

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Have you ever considered the marvel of hearing? Our ears are a complex set of structures and cells that work with our brains to allow us to hear an incredible range of sounds. Researchers have discovered that our ears are as ancient as they are amazing, and have served some very important functions throughout human development. Some parts of the ear even date back to prehistoric times, and can be found in our aquatic ancestors.   The History of Your Hearing System Dr. Kathleen Cullen at McGill University in Montreal […]
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Our Favorite Hearing Aids of 2017
19Dec, 2017

Our Favorite Hearing Aids of 2017: Oticon OPN, ReSound LiNX 3D, Phonak Audeo B-R

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Hearing aid technology has come a long way in the past few years, and 2017 was no exception. Hearing aids of today are sophisticated, tiny devices that give you a whole new lease on hearing. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite hearing aids of 2017.   Oticon OPN While Oticon’s OPN isn’t new in 2017, some of their latest features are. Two new styles were made available in 2017, the miniRITE which is fully rechargeable, and the BTE13PP, one of the most powerful hearing aids on the […]
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12 Things to Consider for Your Hew Hearing Aids
12Dec, 2017

12 Things to Consider for Your New Hearing Aids

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If you’ve just made the decision to seek treatment for your hearing loss, congratulations! Though 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss, only 20% of people actually seek the treatment they need. The process of finding the right hearing aid takes time and attention. Because hearing is a highly personalized experience, we will work with you to find the best hearing aids customized to meet your specific hearing needs. Here are 12 things to consider while looking for a hearing aid:   What type of hearing loss do […]
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Hearing Health - Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise
26Nov, 2017

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

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You check the news headlines. You feed the dog and the cat. You stick to your exercise routine. But have you also spent time regularly paying attention to the noises you’re exposing your auditory system to on a daily basis? The structures that support healthy hearing are actually quite delicate and being aware of the conditions they’re subjected to might just make the difference between damaged hearing abilities and healthy hearing for decades to come. Our daily exposure to noise is the average noise energy heard in a day and […]
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Hearing Health - Get Your Hearing Tested this National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
15Nov, 2017

Get Your Hearing Tested this National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Far too often a disease that is accepted as an expected byproduct of getting older, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and results in memory loss and a decline in cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. This debilitating condition affects approximately 1 in 2 families in the United States. It’s the fact that 95% of people with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed after age 65 that raises red flags for folks diagnosed with or suspecting age-related hearing loss. At around the […]
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