Fall Health & Wellness Fair in Bend OR

Pacific Northwest Audiology was an exhibitor at the Health & Wellness Fair on September 24 at the Bend Senior Center. Vendors included service providers, health and wellness practitioners, fitness experts, nutritional counselors, and medical professionals.

Highlights of the event included:

  • Educational Presentations
  • Oregon Lion’s Club Mobile Screening Unit
  • The Strollin’ Colon Interactive Display
  • Diabetes Testing
  • Glaucoma & Visual Acuity Testing
  • Community Barbecue
  • Flu vaccinations and much more

The show provided a great opportunity for Dr. Li-Korotky to interact with and answer questions for hundreds of people about many aspects of hearing health…including hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), Meniere’s disease (balance disorder), hearing aids and assistive listening technology.

The photos show Dr. Li-Korotky (Audiologist) and Stephanie Roberts (Front Desk Manager) interacting with numerous people interested in hearing health.

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: