Months of Reviews…Still Invisible to Google!

After months of five star reviews…a great web site with lots of updated content…an active Facebook page…a productive Blog…and numerous five star reviews spreading throughout local review sites…Pacific Northwest Audiology still manages to evade Google’s efforts to place us in their search results! Still, we have been extremely busy due to “word of mouth” referrals, and some of our customers still manage to find our web site. It’s just a matter of time before Google allows us into their universe according to the three web witches …Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, …

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Holidays and Apple Pie

The Holidays are approaching like headlights on NE 3rd Street on a busy shopping night in Bend Oregon …and as we avoid the oncoming traffic our thoughts turn to family, friends, and good food. I am reminded of something Carl Sagan (astronomer and author) once said about apple pie: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”. I love apple pie…but who has time to invent a universe? And even if I had the time…I can’t think of a practical way to accomplish the task. As luck would have it though…others have …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful that we are in a position to restore better hearing and communication to hearing impaired children and adults …that we can make a positive difference in their lives. And we are grateful when we see the smiles and hear the stories of new found hearing discoveries. On a personal note, Ha-Sheng and I (Josh Korotky) are thankful that we found each other…just two out of 7 billion on an increasingly crowded planet …in an unassuming solar system …in the suburbs of the Milky Way … We wish you and your families’ good health and happiness…

Celebrate the Season with Big Savings!

The sky is darkened by menacing clouds and the wind is howling outside my window. The Sisters, Broken Top, and Mt. Bachelor are gone…probably taken away during the night! This weather is in stark contrast to our mostly glorious summer and a quick glance at my calendar confirms the seasonal change. I’m too old (and too smart) to walk around without a coat…pretending that the windy chill doesn’t bother me…so I guess it’s time to unpack my winter clothes and get ready for the coming season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and everyone seems to be catching the wave …

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The Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Hearing Loss: A Growing Role for Audiologists

Dr. Li-Korotky recently published this article in EzineArticles.com, a searchable database of hundreds of thousands of quality original articles, posted by Expert Authors & Writers. A growing body of research is showing a significant correlation between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. Moreover, the studies underscore a growing need for Audiologists and Physicians to work in partnership for the best health outcome of patients. Most of the studies focus on the consequences of decreased blood supply due to cardiovascular compromise, and the downstream negative effects on the inner ear blood vessel health. The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood …

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Dr. Li-Korotky Runs a Free Clinic at the Bend Senior Center

Dr. Li-Korotky provided free audiological services at the Bend Senior Center today. The original announcement follows: The audiological services included… Free consultations for hearing loss, tinnitus, and communication challenges/solutions. Free ear wax and eardrums check (using a lighted otoscope). Free “dangerous decibels” checks for personal listening devices (iPod, MP3). Free hearing aid cleaning, minor hearing aid repairs, and troubleshooting. The clinic was well attended and Dr. Li-Korotky scheduled quite a few follow-up appointments at Pacific Northwest Audiology. In the future the Doctor will offer free informational seminars on hearing, hearing loss, treatment solutions/options, and communication strategies. Additional Free Clinics will …

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Election Over …The United States Wins!

The election is over and President Obama has won a second term as our president. But the real winner is the United States of America. We are a Nation of wildly differing opinions on topics ranging from the economy …to energy policy …to marriage rights …to abortion …to the size and scope of Government …to education …to the environment …to national debt management …to taxes …to women’s issues …to immigration policy …to the configuration of the Supreme Court …to gun control …to free trade …to international conflicts …to jobs …to… But every four years we have a right to vote …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease – Bend Residents Should Get a Baseline Hearing Exam.

A growing body of research is showing a solid connection between decreased blood flow from cardiovascular disease and low frequency hearing loss. Reduced blood flow in the body can cause the restriction of blood flow in the inner ear, causing irreversible damage and low frequency hearing loss (Learn more about 3 types of hearing loss ). The pattern of this hearing loss can be seen in hearing tests …thus the connection between cardiovascular disease and audiometric patterns. The following figure illustrates the proposed relationship between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. For this model…cardiovascular disease leads to low frequency hearing …

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs…   A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual …

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Baby Boomers in Bend Oregon Should Pay Attention: Hearing Loss and Dementia ..Linked!

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs… A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual process …

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