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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