12.22.15

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, …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.16.2015, Bend Oregon

12.16.2015 We have had typical Bend winter weather during the last week, with periods of Sun, periods of rain, and periods of snow…nothing special! But the construction team worked overtime to get the building ready for the sound booth installation. That meant getting the roof up to keep out the weather and sealing all the window spaces so the building could be heated. Heating is critical because the sound booths require environmental control to ensure their reliable performance. Pacific Northwest Audiology purchased these top-of-the-line sound booths from Albertina Kerr, a non-profit medical organisation in Portland Oregon dedicated to partnering with the …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Had Their Annual Holiday Celebration In Bend Oregon!

Pacific Northwest Audiology had a grand Holiday party for more than 100 friends on December 16, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Bend Oregon. It was our way of showing appreciation to those who have been loyal to us, those who wanted to know us, and the Bend Oregon community. We had a full agenda of great fellowship, food and drink, and Bingo…and we raffled off valuable gifts every 15 minutes for three hours. You can see from the pictures that we had a very engaging audience, and everyone went home happy for the experience. Dr. Li (bottom middle panel) tried her hand at Bingo, …

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Hearing Aids Can Prevent Mental Decline

An increasing number of research efforts are linking untreated hearing loss to thinking and memory problems, including dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Many of these studies indicate that hearing aids should be used as early as hearing loss symptoms can be verified, but evidence supporting hearing aids as a preventive therapy have been largely theoretical. That has changed recently, with new research just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by researchers at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux France. The study followed 3,670 adults, age 65 and older over a 25-year period. The …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.09.2015 – Bend Oregon

12.09.2015 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 …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Planning A Party

Pacific Northwest Audiology is planning a Holiday Celebration for friends. It’s our way of appreciating those who have been loyal to us, those who want to know us, and the Bend community.   Please like us on Facebook (here) and give us a call at 541-678-5698 if you are or want to be one of our friends. Note that this is on a “first come first serve” basis, since we have limited seating for the event. See the invitation below, for details:

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress

11.30.2015 A week has passed since the last update, and as the pictures show, the weather took a definite turn for the worse during the week. More than a foot of snow in the Bend area snarled traffic and hindered progress on the building. But…it is winter in Bend Oregon, and we have no guarantee that the weather will cooperate with building plans!  In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 4). Panel 4 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center, and panel 3 shows Dr. Li …

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