tinnitus and hearing aid solutions
8Aug, 2015

Tinnitus Solutions and Hearing Aids

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Tinnitus Solutions and Hearing Aids Tinnitus has long evaded researchers and audiologists of a cure, and often times, a cause. In some cases, tinnitus is a symptom of a larger health issue and has been linked to hearing loss, head and neck injury, nerve damage, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, Meniere’s disease, as well as high blood pressure and diabetes, to name a few. Tinnitus often has debilitating effects on daily life, causing lack of sleep or cases of dizziness and vertigo during waking hours.  Perhaps the first step to alleviating […]
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types of tinnitus explained
5Aug, 2015

What are the different types of tinnitus? Understanding Tinnitus Part II

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What are the different types of tinnitus?   In Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Dr. Oliver Sacks writes of a patient: “Given her deafness, the auditory part of the brain, deprived of its usual input, had started to generate a spontaneous activity of its own, and this took the form of musical hallucinations, mostly musical memories from her earlier life. The brain needed to stay incessantly active, and if it was not getting its usual stimulation, it would create its own stimulation in the form of hallucinations.”   […]
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What is that ringing in your ears?
20Jul, 2015

What is Tinnitus? – Understanding Tinnitus Part I

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What is Tinnitus? – Understanding Tinnitus Part I Approximately 50 million Americans are hearing things that no one else can hear. It could sound like a ringing, a hissing, a high-pitched squeak, a low rumbling, a buzzing, or a rush of wind. Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist, has called the sound “unremitting mental junk,” and in his book Hallucinations, one of his interviewees says that the sound in her ears reminded her of “how cicadas would sound when they come in droves back on Long Island in the summer.” However […]
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25Jun, 2015

Things to do (and hear) in Portland

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  Summer Events in Portland   Portland blooms in summer, with music festivals and concerts popping up around the city.  At Hearing Health, we are committed to our promise to connect you to life – and we are excited for you to explore the diverse, enriching programming Portland offers. From classical music to jazz, from avant-garde dance to campy musical theater, there is an array of sounds for you to take in. While there is much more to hear, we’ve put together a series of events that we hope pique […]
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signs of hearing loss portland oregon
7Jun, 2015

7 Signs Your Spouse Might Have a Hearing Loss

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  As the spouse of someone with hearing loss, you are often the first to notice this gradual change in hearing ability. They, themselves, are often unaware or refuse to believe that there is a problem. Armed with these signs and symptoms, you will be able to persuade your loved one to seek treatment.   1) Your Spouse Often Confuses One Word For Another   If you ask him “What would you like for dinner, Dear?” but he heard “Would you like if I had thinner ears?” It’s probably time […]
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28Oct, 2014

Courage to Create a Healthy Future

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As we Boomers enter the last third of our life, confronted with the inevitable end, we’re becoming more interested in optimal health. We know tests like colonoscopies, mammograms and hearing evaluations can reveal hidden conditions that can shorten and undermine our quality of life. Yet, when we don’t experience severe symptoms, it takes courage to schedule these tests and confront the possibility of a problem now. Unfortunately, most people say “I’ll deal with it later.” Few embrace the work it actually takes to have their health and life be the […]
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28Oct, 2014

A History of the Hearing Aid

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Hearing aids have come a very long way since the days of the ear trumpets. There are now hearing aids that exist which are nearly invisible to the naked eye and are still capable of greatly enhancing hearing. The earliest forms of hearing aids arose around 200 years ago and were very primitive in design. There was still little known about sound waves at the time, except for the sound amplifying abilities of brass instruments. So, naturally someone realized they could stick a trumpet in someone’s ear and that person […]
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28Oct, 2014

Simple Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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There has been a startling rise to the number of young adults and teenagers with hearing loss over the past 20 years or so. Young people are being exposed to louder noise more often, but there are things you can do to save your hearing before it’s too late. One of the easiest ways to protect your hearing is to turn the volume down on your personal music players. Many young adults put their music on full blast even though they have headphones that fit into their ears.  Lowering the […]
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28Sep, 2014

Boomers Who Work Longer Benefit from Hearing Aids

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The changing demographics of today’s aging workforce require the attention of hearing healthcare professionals to help keep America’s workers as productive and successful as possible. With the Great Recession, many people are staying in the workforce longer—well beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. In fact, the number of workers between the ages of 65 and 74—and even 75 and older—is soaring. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of workers in this mature age group is expected to jump by more than 80 percent. BHI invites you to use and […]
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15Apr, 2014

The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss

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Not hearing well isn’t just frustrating; it can bring surprising health risks. Here’s what you need to know. Research Shows: Many Causes, Early Symptoms Everything from genes and noise exposure to medications, head injuries and infections can play a role in hearing loss. Trouble detecting soft or high-pitched sounds is often the first sign that stereocilia —the delicate hair cells that convert sound waves into electrical signals within the ear—have been damaged. Soft sounds include phone conversations or background noise in settings such as restaurants. High-pitched sounds may include children’s […]
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