Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss
8Jun, 2018

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

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Father’s Day is a time to celebrate your dad, step-dad, or other father figures in your life, and thank them for the impact they’ve had throughout your life. And with Father’s Day less than 2 weeks away, we want to help you have the best Father’s Day ever. We know that family bonds are strengthened by communication, and some of the best memories you have of your dad are those days he took the time to really listen to you and share some words of wisdom. Lately, however, you’ve noticed […]
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Noise-Cancelling Headphones Support Listening with Hearing Aids
23May, 2018

Noise-Cancelling Headphones Support Listening with Hearing Aids

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When imagining noise-cancelling headphones, most of us probably think about a “too-cool” teen strutting down the street listening to their music on blast. Surprisingly, they’re not just for kids! Noise-cancelling headphones can also be very beneficial for people with hearing loss. These headphones help people with hearing loss and hearing aids in two distinct ways. Firstly, they can work as hearing protection, and they can also help improve listening in noisy environments.   How do Noise Cancelling Headphones Work? Noise cancelling headphones work in two separate ways. The first, is […]
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Hearing Health_Portland OR - Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People
21May, 2018

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

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As you many have heard by now, hearing loss has been found to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, a recent study conducted by John Hopkins University found that older people with hearing loss experienced a 30-40 percent quicker rate in decline than same age peers without hearing loss. The study also found that people with hearing loss, on average, experienced decline 3.2 years before those without a hearing impairment (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/well/vision-and-hearing-loss-are-tied-to-cognitive-decline.html).   While there is no escaping the reality of the connection […]
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Hearing Health_Portland OR - Let’s Work Together to Improve “Communication for All” During This Better Hearing and Speech Month
9May, 2018

Let’s Work Together to Improve “Communication for All” During This Better Hearing and Speech Month

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At Hearing Health in Portland – we look forward to May each and every year. Not only is May the month things start getting drier in Portland – but its also Better Hearing and Speech Month. Each May, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates better hearing and speech for all Americans through their “Better Hearing and Speech Month” initiative. This year, the theme is “Communication for All”. As hearing specialists, we are extremely passionate about making communication possible for everyone – regardless of any potential speech, language […]
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Hearing Health -Workplace Noise Continues to be a Risk for Hearing Loss
26Apr, 2018

Workplace noise continues to be a risk for hearing loss

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A top workplace hazard, one that affects 22 million U.S. workers, is work-related hearing loss. It is important you have your hearing checked and monitored if you work in an environment that subjects you to noise, even if its intermittent loud noise. Hearing Health in Portland can evaluate your hearing and help you preserve it and treat your hearing loss if needed. Once it’s gone – it’s gone Workers at foundries, construction jobs where jackhammers and nail guns are used, workplaces that use stamping presses, firefighters, transportation workers especially at […]
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Hearing Health - Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults
18Apr, 2018

Addressing hearing loss may improve care of elderly

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If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, the best course of action is to have it treated! At Hearing Health, we understand that hearing loss can result of a cascade of issues including physical difficulties as well as emotional and cognitive difficulties. The best course of action to avoid issues caused by hearing loss is to be tested and treated. If you are a caregiver or the significant other of a someone with hearing loss who needs medical treatment, there are a number of things you can […]
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Hearing Health - Reduce Your Risk for Accidents by Treating Hearing Loss
12Apr, 2018

Reduce accident risk with hearing loss treatment

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Untreated hearing loss can cause a lot of emotional and social issues, but it also can be dangerous to your general health. You may think your hearing loss means you are just missing parts of conversations, but it actual makes accidental injuries more likely, too. And studies show adults experiencing hearing loss may wait up to 10 years before getting treatment! Treatment at Hearing Health is easy, comfortable and respectful. Portland’s No. 1 rated hearing aid provider stands ready to help with your hearing issues and help you reduce your […]
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23Mar, 2018

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

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When we consider hearing loss, we most often think of the age-related hearing loss that is part of the natural aging process. But there are external factors that can negatively impact our ability to hear, too. As the world around us gets increasingly louder, it is up to us to monitor the sound environments are ears live in. And it goes beyond us, too. The younger generation that is constantly plugged into listening devices by way of earbuds need good, careful behavior modeled for them. The dangerous sounds we subject […]
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Hearing Health - Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids
19Mar, 2018

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are there to assist us through what were previously life’s daily monotonies: the necessary interactions that exist in a world geared toward the healthy hearing. Once hearing loss sets in, those once mundane interaction inevitably become much more stressful. The addition of hearing aids often adds an immense amount of ease back into daily life.  It’s easy to begin to take that ease for granted. Understandably so! Sometimes we forget we’re being assisted by hearing aids at all. But, in the event of an emergency, when your hearing […]
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Hearing Health - How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging
15Mar, 2018

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

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There’s a reason that many of today’s fitness gadgets measure and provide data on exercise, diet and sleep. We’re always counting steps, calories and winks. But there’s another component to the healthy aging equation that is sometimes left out of the conversation, and that is hearing health. A recent session at the 2017 Neuroscience Educational Institute Congress suggested that we pay particular attention to the four main lifestyle areas that impact the aging process, specifically in regard to brain aging. The hearing aptitude was a marked measurement because of the […]
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