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Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.16.2015, Bend Oregon

12.16.2015

Sound booth installation - 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 community to help people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges develop self determined lives. Unfortunately, they felt compelled to close their audiology clinic, so we offered to buy the premium sound booths.

A team of experts from Audiology Acoustics, head quartered in Washington State, disassembled the sound booths from their location at Albertina Kerr, and placed them into storage in Portland Oregon last August, until our new building was ready for their installation. They got the go-ahead last week, assembled their team, and brought the sound booths to their new home on Tuesday, December 15. I will talk more about these sound booths during the next update.

In the figure above, panels 1 and 2 show the building from the NE and NNE respectively (see the arrows in panel 6). Panels 3, 4, and 5 show a team from Audiology Acoustics, as they worked on installing the booths in their respective pre-built areas, to ensure a flat entryway from the outside for anyone with physical limitations. As in previous updates, Panel 6 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center this coming April. Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress, 12.09.2015 – Bend Oregon

12.09.2015

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 indicates where two 10 foot sound-booths will call home and panel 4 looks westward from the future reception area to the future staff break area (left), the future conference center (back), and an elaborate waiting area and technology retail center.

The sound booths will be built in their permanent locations next week. They are the center piece of our hearing center, and we are proud to have the “Cadillac” of sound booths. It’s not an ego thing; we want to ensure that our clients get the most precise test results, so they can also get the best treatment options.

Pacific Northwest Audiology never takes shortcuts on technology, because our audiologists are Doctors of Audiology. They have the professional credentials, training, and experience to use the most sophisticated technology, so that is what we get to best serve your needs.

Panel 5 shows the SW corner of the building from the rear, and Panel 6 shows the location of our clinic relative to High Lakes Health Center.

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness Center this coming April. Winter weather may slow the building progress, but it won’t stop our plans to revolutionize the experience of hearing care in Bend!

Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!

Pacific Northwest Audiology Building Progress

11.30.2015

Pacific Northwest Audiology 2015-11-30

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 contemplating an early Spring 🙂

Pacific Northwest Audiology will move to the Shevlin Health and Wellness center this coming April. The weather may slow the building progress, but it won’t stop our plans to revolutionize the experience of hearing care in Bend!

Check back often. We will continue to update the building progress every week!