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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Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age
17Jan, 2019

Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

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As we grow older, our hearing diminishes. It is true that hearing loss can begin at any age, and studies show that in far too many cases hearing loss impacts people earlier than previously thought through chronic and prolonged exposure to environmental noise. In most cases, however, a gradual and progressive hearing loss starts in midlife and continues to increase as time goes by. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about one in three U.S. adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have […]
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Add an Annual Hearing Test To Your New Year's Resolutions!
9Jan, 2019

Add an Annual Hearing Test To Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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The New Year’s ball has dropped again and that means it’s time to take an inventory of our goals, dreams and intentions for this upcoming year. It’s a time to truly explore what we would like to achieve this year and how to get there.  Perhaps you have noticed this holiday season that it was hard to hear in a noisy environment.  Did you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?  These may be signs of hearing loss. Hearing loss is often something gradual.  It can sneak up on you […]
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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings
21Dec, 2018

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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A lot can be communicated very quickly in a business meeting, and no one wants to be left in the dark due to hearing loss. Wearing hearing aids is a great way to improve your ability to understand others in the workplace, but even with these devices it can be a struggle to hear your coworkers if there is background noise, or if people are talking very quickly and interrupting each other. Knowing how to read visual cues such as gestures, facial expressions and body language can help you to […]
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time
17Dec, 2018

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

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Untreated hearing loss can have wide-ranging negative effects on a person’s quality of life, from social isolation to a faster rate of cognitive decline. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University highlights yet another reason why it is vital to treat hearing loss with hearing aids. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health led a study which revealed that older adults with untreated hearing loss accrue significantly higher health care costs than those who don’t have hearing problems. Health care expenses for those with untreated hearing loss […]
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Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Portland, OR
6Dec, 2018

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Portland, OR

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Most major cities have a plethora of events to bring in the holiday season, and Portland is no exception. Maybe you were at the arrival of the 75-foot Christmas tree in Pioneer courthouse square, and joined in the community singalong curated by Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale. But the fun doesn’t stop there. There are plenty more events this holiday season to get you into the festive spirit!   Oregon Ballet Theatre Date: Dec 8th – Dec 26th Place: Oregon Ballet Theater This ballet company continues to astound audiences with its […]
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Make Listening Safe with the World Health Organization
29Nov, 2018

Make Listening Safe with the World Health Organization

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Concern over unsafe listening practices is a worldwide issue. More than 11 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of developing hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal listening devices as well as exposure to noise in entertainment venues. If you suspect you have hearing loss, or you want to keep tabs on your hearing with annual exams – call Hearing Health today and schedule an appointment. Hearing concerns worldwide Over 43 million people aged 12 to 30 live with disabling hearing loss. The World Health Organization […]
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Taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50-75%
19Nov, 2018

Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%

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Some of us do crossword puzzles to keep our brain active and some people walk at the mall to get their exercise. While aging may slow us down in some ways, many of us remain active with our favorite activities and events. Staying active is an important part of maintaining our cognitive health. A joint study between institutions in the US and England shows that correcting vision defects and hearing loss can reduce cognitive decline by an amazing 75%! Hearing Loss in Older Adults Hearing loss is a common part […]
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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
14Nov, 2018

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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Every year since 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to examine the far reaching and devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. Like hearing loss, Alzheimer’s is too often a disease that is accepted as a normal part of the aging process. While presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) does occur with aging, Alzheimer’s is not a normal occurrence as we get older. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and results in memory loss and a decline in cognition that is serious enough to […]
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Noise pollution in U.S. National Parks
19Oct, 2018

Noise pollution in U.S. National Parks

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Our lives are becoming increasingly louder. Many of us walk into the house and turn on the television or start streaming music immediately. We look to natural areas like our city parks or national parks for a little noiseless down time. But the noise we try, and escape is creeping into those areas, too. If you need noise protection, including custom options, we’ve got it for you at Hearing Health. Of course, one of the best and easiest ways to take care of your health is to get a yearly […]
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