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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How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?
14Feb, 2019

How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

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Thanks to the advances of hearing technology and research, many features of hearing are more clearly understood. We know more now than ever about the way that sound travels through space, reflection, and pushing tiny particles of air into pressurized zones. When it comes to the body, we know quite a lot, as well. Sound waves meet the exterior of the ear and travel in cascading waves through the tiny features of the middle and inner ear. Once sound reaches the auditory nerve, the process becomes a bit more mysterious. […]
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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss
8Feb, 2019

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

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A recent study in the Canadian Journal on Aging has provided fascinating evidence on a potentially confounding relationship between hearing loss and memory loss. Both of these conditions are very prevalent among older adults, with 50 percent of individuals over the age of 65 and 90 percent of people over the age of 80 having some form of hearing loss. However, only 25 percent of those who need hearing aids will go on to get them. Memory loss is also very common in this demographic group, making it possible that […]
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A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss
23Jan, 2019

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss has been linked to many negative health outcomes, such as an increased risk of social isolation, depression, and dementia. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can be a huge risk factor for stroke and heart disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this can mean that up to one in three adults suffer from high blood pressure. But what does this have to do with hearing loss?   What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against […]
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