Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy
20Jul, 2019

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

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The old adage goes, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” but bedtime isn’t the only factor contributing to our health and quality of life. Studies are finding that using hearing aids offers similar benefits to your well-being. Research has shown that people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids earn more, are physically healthier and have a better quality of life then those living with untreated hearing loss. How can so much hinge on your hearing? Your hearing health is tied […]
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Comorbidities of Hearing Loss
18Jul, 2019

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the population today, and yet, few people understand the impact hearing loss can have on their overall health. One huge factor is that untreated hearing loss often exists alongside other chronic health issues, called “comorbidities”. Some comorbidities may arise directly from hearing loss, while others are more likely to be contributors to hearing impairment. The possibility of comorbidities means it is important to look at a person’s larger health picture when treating hearing loss. Encouragingly, addressing hearing loss […]
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How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear
8Jul, 2019

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

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Swimming holes, hot springs, and creeks, oh my! It is that time of the year again when there are enough sunny days to potentially squeeze in a swim or two in the Portland area. It’s also the time of the year when many families decide to take vacations to warm and sunny destinations where swimming is most certainly high on the priority list. Although taking a relaxing dip on a hot day is exciting for most, some may be a bit timid for fear of experiencing swimmer’s ear. Luckily, there […]
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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance
1Jul, 2019

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

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  Scientists have long understood the importance of our ears in our balance systems. There are three loops located in your inner ear that are all responsible to sensing certain movements. One senses up and down movements, one recognizes side to side movements, and one identifies tilting movements. These sensors in our inner ear along with our eyes and joint and muscles receptors all work in tandem to help us keep our balance.   We understand that our ears play an important role in our balance system, however, does our […]
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21Jun, 2019

Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

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Oftentimes, clients will use the terms hearing aids and hearing amplifiers interchangeably. While this is understandable, it is important to note that hearing aids and hearing amplifiers are two very distinctive devices. Below we will outline the commonalities and differences between hearing aids and hearing amplifiers. What are Hearing Amplifiers? Hearing amplifiers are also called personal sound amplification products or PSAPs. These devices are defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “wearable electronic products that are intended to amplify sounds for people who are not d/Deaf or Hard […]
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Lifestyle Changes that Help Older Americans Thrive
24May, 2019

Lifestyle Changes that Help Older Americans Thrive

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For older Americans, life can be a bit more of a challenge. Mobility issues or hearing issues can affect quality of life, and make it difficult to enjoy life to the fullest. That’s why taking a look at your habits, and making a few lifestyle changes, can make a big difference in your health and happiness. Make these lifestyle changes to keep up with the grandkids, get the most out of your retirement, and enjoy good health through your golden years.   Evaluate Your Diet Understanding how the food you’re […]
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How Tech Is Improving Life for People with Hearing Loss
20May, 2019

How Tech Is Improving Life for People with Hearing Loss

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Living with hearing loss can be a major challenge, and those in the deaf and hard of hearing community struggle to communicate and be included in the activities of daily life. Even 10 years ago, hearing loss could make it difficult for you to get a job, excel at university, or develop strong relationships. New technologies are being developed every day, and these advancements in tech are improving life for people with hearing loss. Technology for People with Hearing Loss The number of Americans with hearing loss continues to rise, […]
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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!
10May, 2019

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

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Have you been living with untreated hearing loss? Do you struggle to follow conversations, or find yourself feeling left out during family dinners or social events? You’re not alone, and nearly 40 million Americans of all ages have hearing loss. That’s why we want to share some inspiring stories with you, and encourage you to do the right thing for your hearing health.   American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Better Hearing and Speech Month It’s Better Hearing and Speech Month! Every May since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates […]
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A Push for More Accessibility with Product Design
30Apr, 2019

A Push for More Accessibility with Product Design

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Hearing technology continues to improve each year, and today’s devices are capable of some pretty amazing things. They reduce back ground noise and help you focus on speech sounds, giving you even better hearing in noise than people with normal hearing. They can be effortlessly connected to your smartphone, and stream audio, music, and calls directly to your devices. They can even switch between programs and settings automatically so that you’ll hear clearly without ever having to lift a finger. With all this incredible hearing technology available, there’s a push […]
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Can Hearing Aids Be
19Apr, 2019

Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

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Hearing aids might not be at the top of your list of fashion forward accessories, and you may think that all hearing devices are clunky and cumbersome. The device you might be picturing was probably made 20 years ago, and while early hearing aids were helping people hear, they’re a far cry from modern hearing technology. Have you been avoiding looking after your hearing health because you don’t think you’ll find stylish hearing aids? This couldn’t be further from the truth, and at Hearing Health Portland we have hearing aids […]
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