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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.

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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 a hot lunch buffet, which consisted of Brisket of Beef Au Jus, baked beans, potato salad and a creamy coleslaw.  According to my polling, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the buffet!

We shook things up after lunch and reconvened in an adjacent room, which we had set up for interactive tech activities, led by Dr. Muto-Coleman from Resound. By the end of the session, everyone was able to put the pieces together…the past, present, and future of hearing tech.

Our next event will be the third week of May. Call Kat for early details at 541-678-5698

Untreated Hearing Loss

The consequences can be severe but treatment offers hope!

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to disabling medical conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Studies and observational evidence indicate that untreated hearing loss can damage your physical, emotional, and social health and well being.

Your family, friends, and others will not escape these changes. In a very real sense they will share the unwanted consequences of your hearing loss.

The good news is that the worst effects of hearing loss can be moderated with hearing aids, cochlear implants and post-fitting rehabilitation. When people with mild-to-profound hearing loss use hearing aids, they experience less depression, less anxiety, and less emotional stress… while showing significant improvements in their quality of life and well-being.

Given the undesirable consequences of untreated hearing loss, it would be a good idea to get a hearing exam by a well qualified Audiologist, especially if you suspect that you are developing hearing problems. Being more safe than sorry has real meaning when the consequences of inaction are potentially so severe.

See our Brochure on Untreated Hearing Loss, here

Dr. Li-Korotky Talks at Lions Club

Dr. Li-Korotky, AuD, PhD, MD, was a guest speaker at the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club Community Appreciation Evening on April 29…at the Ranch Chapel at Crooked River Ranch in Terrebonne, Oregon. The event was in support of the Lions’ Sight and Hearing mission.

The Doctor talked about her experiences growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, and then spoke about Age-Related Hearing Loss…the topic of her PhD Thesis. Dr. Li-Korotky was a “barefoot Doctor” for two years during this period, taking care of the medical needs of country-side villagers. This experience sparked her interest in medicine and eventually lead to an MD degree from Henan Medical University, in Henan, China.

This was an active evening with a very engaged audience…full of questions, answers, and discussion. No one left early and no one fell asleep!

Pacific Northwest Audiology wishes to thank the Lions Club for inviting us to share in their Community Appreciation evening. Also…thanks for the hospitality and help. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!