After a week of warmer temperatures, occasional rain, some strong winds, and snow-melt from the blizzard we endured two weeks ago, construction workers are working overtime so Pacific Northwest Audiology can move in to the new building by April 1!
In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 6). You can see the architecturally interesting roof line.
To give you a sense of the scale of this 5000 sq. ft. building, panels 3 and 4 show a couple of interior shots looking in opposite directions from the center of the building. Panel 3 indicates where two 10 foot sound-booths will call home and panel 4 looks westward from the future reception area to the future staff break area (left), the future conference center (back), and an elaborate waiting area and technology retail center.
The sound booths will be built in their permanent locations next week. They are the center piece of our hearing center, and we are proud to have the “Cadillac” of sound booths. It’s not an ego thing; we want to ensure that our clients get the most precise test results, so they can also get the best treatment options.
Pacific Northwest Audiology never takes shortcuts on technology, because our audiologists are Doctors of Audiology. They have the professional credentials, training, and experience to use the most sophisticated technology, so that is what we get to best serve your needs.
Panel 5 shows the SW corner of the building from the rear, and Panel 6 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center.
Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center this coming April. Winter weather may slow the building progress, but it won’t stop our plans to revolutionize the experience of hearing care in Bend!
Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!
As we discussed previously, long term untreated hearing loss can have profound physical, mental, and emotional effects for seniors. But there is substantial evidence that taking steps to improve our hearing will go a long way to ensuring our physical and mental well-being as we age. We are living longer, healthier and more actively than our parents generation. We take care of ourselves, and we refuse to sit on the sidelines of life. Since we are living longer, we certainly want to age well, and our generation (the Baby Boomers) tends to “take the Bull by the horn.” But it’s important to understand that we don’t treat hearing loss just to hear with more clarity. We treat hearing loss to improve our quality of life, and the longevity of that quality! Addressing and treating hearing loss can be a long, sometimes challenging process, but most of us are up to the challenge. There are many benefits to treating our hearing loss. Here are just a few: