Things to Communicate to Your Friends About Hearing Loss

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Explaining hearing loss to your friends can be difficult. You want them to understand what you’re going through, but sometimes they just don’t realize how hard it is for you to keep up with conversations or overcome the challenges of listening in places with a lot of background noise.   Better Speech and Hearing Month Every year, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the entire month of May to raising awareness about communication disorders, so this is a perfect time to talk to your friends about your hearing loss. The ASHA works tirelessly to reduce the stigma surrounding …

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Connect and Thrive – Bend Oregon

Connect and Thrive on Thursday May 11 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. We will explore the importance of social connections from the context of psychological research and hearing science. You will learn how hearing empowers social health and connections empower life!” Details below!

The Bend Oregon Hearing Tech Expo

Pacific Northwest Audiology had a full house in attendance at our Hearing Tech Expo on Wednesday, Feb 8, at the Mount Bachelor Village Conference Center. Dr. Li began the day with a very well received talk on age-related hearing loss (her PhD thesis at the world renowned Karolinska Institutet in Sweden). The Doctor also reviewed new scientific studies which strongly linked untreated hearing loss and dementia. Dr. Odgear, also from Pacific Northwest Audiology, was the second batter, and he knocked it out of the ball park with his talk on hearing trends and the future of hearing tech. We convened for …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Sponsors Another Hearing Aid Luncheon in Bend Oregon

Pacific Northwest Audiology had a another successful “Dine and Demo” luncheon at Gregg’s Grill in Bend Oregon on October 26, co-hosted by Unitron.  So, what is a Dine and Demo Luncheon? Simply put, it’s an opportunity for guests to sample the latest hearing enhancement technology in a real world environment over lunch.  This event was NOT designed to meet a sales quota. Guests learned important facts about hearing loss while sampling the advantages of new hearing technology…hearing aids that push the limits of hearing! Dine and Demo luncheons are limited to only 14 invited guests. The event was designed to be relatively small, informative, and friendly, a learning environment …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Celebrated Their Open House in Bend Oregon

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The Open House was held on October 20, from 10 am – 2 pm at our new custom hearing center at the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center, located at 2205 NW Shevlin Park Rd. in Bend OR. Around 70 people came to celebrate with us and to see what has already been heralded as one of the most forward thinking audiology clinics in the United States!  Pacific Northwest Audiology designed this clinic from the ground up. In addition to diagnostic, clinical, and hearing aid services, we established The Hearing Innovations Center to demonstrate the leading edge of hearing enhancement technologies. Energized by our new Hearing Innovations Center …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Hearing Aid Luncheon in Bend OR

Pacific Northwest Audiology had a very successful “Dine and Demo” luncheon at Gregg’s Grill in Bend Oregon on October 11, co-hosted by Widex High Definition Hearing.  So, what is a Dine and Demo Luncheon? Simply put, it’s an opportunity for guests to sample the latest hearing enhancement technology in a real world environment over lunch.  But we’re not talking about yesterday’s hearing tech. Guests sampled hearing aids that push the limits of hearing! Dine and Demo luncheons are limited to only 14 guests. The event was designed to be relatively small, informative, and friendly, a learning environment that allows each guest to evaluate new hearing solutions with no …

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A New Vision for Hearing Care in Bend Oregon

We discarded old thinking and imagined new possibilities. Then we created a vision for tomorrow! On September 14, Pacific Northwest shared that vision with a an enthusiastic group of more than 50 individuals at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Bend Oregon. Agenda items included information on how to: Stream audio from iOS, Android, other Devices Connect directly to an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Control hearing aid settings from a Smartphone Communicate clearly in any environment Manage Tinnitus Use hearing apps to enrich hearing Of course, we also had a lunch buffet, great product offers, and quite a few door prizes! The event concluded …

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The View from Tomorrow

This was a wildly successful event …87 registered…15 on standby…engaging speakers, a highly responsive audience, and dancing during the breaks! What we learned… Tomorrow’s hearing technology is available today! Hearing loss no longer means the end of a good life! Hearing loss is no longer stigmatized! Hearing technology is cool…even desirable! Hearing care options have never been better! What is the View from Tomorrow? Streaming audio from HDTV, iOS, Android, and other devises Connecting without wires to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Controlling hearing aid settings with a smart phone Communicating in any environment Using Apps to enrich our …

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2.19.2016

It’s a building! The exterior of the new Pacific Northwest Audiology Hearing Center is around 80 percent complete and you can easily imagine approaching the building on a lazy summer day…even though the temperature was 35 degrees in spotty rain showers when the picture was taken. Much progress has also been made on the interior, which was painted with an earthy beige color. Windows are framed, the ceiling is going in, and wiring is just about complete.  In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NNE, and Panel 3 shows the location of Pacific Northwest Audiology relative to …

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