21May, 2018

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

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As you many have heard by now, hearing loss has been found to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, a recent study conducted by John Hopkins University found that older people with hearing loss experienced a 30-40 percent quicker rate in decline than same age peers without hearing loss. The study also found that people with hearing loss, on average, experienced decline 3.2 years before those without a hearing impairment (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/well/vision-and-hearing-loss-are-tied-to-cognitive-decline.html).   While there is no escaping the reality of the connection […]
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9May, 2018

Let’s Work Together to Improve “Communication for All” During This Better Hearing and Speech Month

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At Hearing Health in Portland – we look forward to May each and every year. Not only is May the month things start getting drier in Portland – but its also Better Hearing and Speech Month. Each May, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates better hearing and speech for all Americans through their “Better Hearing and Speech Month” initiative. This year, the theme is “Communication for All”. As hearing specialists, we are extremely passionate about making communication possible for everyone – regardless of any potential speech, language […]
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26Apr, 2018

Workplace noise continues to be a risk for hearing loss

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A top workplace hazard, one that affects 22 million U.S. workers, is work-related hearing loss. It is important you have your hearing checked and monitored if you work in an environment that subjects you to noise, even if its intermittent loud noise. Hearing Health in Portland can evaluate your hearing and help you preserve it and treat your hearing loss if needed. Once it’s gone – it’s gone Workers at foundries, construction jobs where jackhammers and nail guns are used, workplaces that use stamping presses, firefighters, transportation workers especially at […]
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18Apr, 2018

Addressing hearing loss may improve care of elderly

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If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, the best course of action is to have it treated! At Hearing Health, we understand that hearing loss can result of a cascade of issues including physical difficulties as well as emotional and cognitive difficulties. The best course of action to avoid issues caused by hearing loss is to be tested and treated. If you are a caregiver or the significant other of a someone with hearing loss who needs medical treatment, there are a number of things you can […]
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12Apr, 2018

Reduce accident risk with hearing loss treatment

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Untreated hearing loss can cause a lot of emotional and social issues, but it also can be dangerous to your general health. You may think your hearing loss means you are just missing parts of conversations, but it actual makes accidental injuries more likely, too. And studies show adults experiencing hearing loss may wait up to 10 years before getting treatment! Treatment at Hearing Health is easy, comfortable and respectful. Portland’s No. 1 rated hearing aid provider stands ready to help with your hearing issues and help you reduce your […]
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23Mar, 2018

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

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When we consider hearing loss, we most often think of the age-related hearing loss that is part of the natural aging process. But there are external factors that can negatively impact our ability to hear, too. As the world around us gets increasingly louder, it is up to us to monitor the sound environments are ears live in. And it goes beyond us, too. The younger generation that is constantly plugged into listening devices by way of earbuds need good, careful behavior modeled for them. The dangerous sounds we subject […]
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Hearing Health - Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids
19Mar, 2018

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are there to assist us through what were previously life’s daily monotonies: the necessary interactions that exist in a world geared toward the healthy hearing. Once hearing loss sets in, those once mundane interaction inevitably become much more stressful. The addition of hearing aids often adds an immense amount of ease back into daily life.  It’s easy to begin to take that ease for granted. Understandably so! Sometimes we forget we’re being assisted by hearing aids at all. But, in the event of an emergency, when your hearing […]
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Hearing Health - How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging
15Mar, 2018

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

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There’s a reason that many of today’s fitness gadgets measure and provide data on exercise, diet and sleep. We’re always counting steps, calories and winks. But there’s another component to the healthy aging equation that is sometimes left out of the conversation, and that is hearing health. A recent session at the 2017 Neuroscience Educational Institute Congress suggested that we pay particular attention to the four main lifestyle areas that impact the aging process, specifically in regard to brain aging. The hearing aptitude was a marked measurement because of the […]
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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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