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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Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs
15Apr, 2019

Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

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Do you clean your ears every day with cotton swabs or Q-tips? While you might think you’re doing the right thing for your ears, you are actually doing something the doctors recommend you never do! Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs can damage your ears, and stop earwax from doing its job of protecting and cleaning your ears, so next time you reach for the box of Q-tips, think again.   Nothing Smaller Than an Elbow Put those Q-tips down! Doctors recommend that you don’t clean your ears, even with […]
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Musicians' Concerns with Hearing Loss
28Mar, 2019

Musicians’ Concerns with Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss affects millions of Americans, and if you’re struggling to hear, you’re not the only one. Has hearing loss been affecting your job performance or making conversations difficult? Do you work in a sector where hearing is extremely important, either to communicate with coworkers or clients, or to keep you and your team safe on the jobsite? If you’re a musician or artist, hearing loss is affecting far more than your ability to communicate with loved ones. It’s jeopardizing your job and keeping you from enjoying the music you […]
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Hearing Impairment May Affect Visual Learning
20Mar, 2019

Hearing Impairment May Affect Visual Learning

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Have you ever wondered what affect hearing loss has on visual learning? For children who are hard of hearing, you might think they rely more heavily on visual learning, and use their eyesight to make up for their hearing deficits. However, a new study shows that children with a hearing impairment also have a harder time learning things with their other senses, such as vision. Treating hearing loss early is key to giving your loved one the best possible start to life, and helping them learn and grow.   Children […]
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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing
13Mar, 2019

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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You probably know that loud noises are dangerous to your hearing, and more than once you’ve left a music concert or a bar with an uncomfortable ringing in your ears. Maybe you’ve even experienced temporary hearing loss, and you left a baseball game feeling like all the sounds around you were muffled, or that your friends were mumbling. While we all know that loud sounds can hurt our ears, we don’t do enough to protect our ears, so here are 4 ways to protect your hearing.   How Loud is […]
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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!
22Feb, 2019

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

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The World Health Organization has been tasked with public health initiatives around the globe. They tackle such devastating conditions as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, malnutrition, and malaria. Among these many health concerns, this organization decided to raise awareness about an under-recognized health issue that affects many millions of people around the world: hearing loss. Ranging from the slight inability to hear in certain environments to total deafness, these conditions affect at least 466 million people across the globe, and many of these do not have any form of assistance or treatment. […]
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