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We had another week of typical Bend winter weather during the last week, with periods of sun, rain, and snow.  The ground is white and it looks like a white Christmas is assured, so I won’t need to play the old Bing Crosby tune to set the mood!

The sound booths are firmly set in their new home, so interior work will continue around them. In the next few days the construction team will blow in the insulation, and interior framing should begin soon after. Construction is ahead of schedule, which bodes well for our planned move in late March.

In the figure above, panel 1 shows the building from the NNE. Panels 2 and 3 show the sound booths in their permanent locations, and panel 4 shows a long view from the east to the west end of the building, with protective tarps covering the sound booths. Panel 5 shows miscellaneous construction, and panel 6 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center by early April. 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: