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 … Read more The View from Tomorrow

Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

A Cautionary Tale Mounting evidence has established a  strong link between untreated hearing loss and diminished cognitive function, including dementia. Studies also link untreated hearing loss to other medical and emotional problems, including depression. This is a cautionary tale, but a light shines brightly to guide our passage away from danger: Hearing Loss Can End Badly—but we have options! … Read more Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

Age-related Hearing Loss (ARHL)

The ‘baby boom’ generation is aging. In 2009, people over 65 represented 12.9% of the population, but by 2030, they will be 19.3%. From the Administration on Aging, the number of Americans over 65 is expected to double between 2008 and 2030 to around 72 million. Why should we be concerned? Because Hearing loss is … Read more Age-related Hearing Loss (ARHL)

Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease Linked

This article discusses the link between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease, and underscores a growing role for audiologists Introduction: A growing body of research is showing a significant correlation between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. These studies 1) underscore the advantage of obtaining a baseline hearing exam and, 2) indicate a growing need for … Read more Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease Linked

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Introduction We’ve discussed the links between untreated hearing loss symptoms and a variety of debilitating medical and emotional conditions, including dementia, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Given the overwhelming evidence…we felt it was important to reveal that untreated hearing loss is more than an inconvenience, but will eventually damage your physical, emotional, and social health, while … Read more Diabetes and Hearing Loss

The World In Your Hearing Aids!

The days of uncool hearing aids are gone! …and the stigma of hearing loss is settling quickly into the dust of the past. That is because Apple, the symbol of cool consumer electronics, is working with hearing aid manufacturers to pair hearing aids with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch through Bluetooth wireless technology. That’s … Read more The World In Your Hearing Aids!

Hearing Loss and Dementia

The Problem An increasing number of independent scientific studies are showing strong evidence that hearing loss is more than just a nuisance of aging. The message is disturbing: people who experience hearing loss as they age may also have a significantly higher risk of developing cognitive disorders, including dementia. Cognitive function is an intellectual process … Read more Hearing Loss and Dementia

Can Diabetes Cause Hearing Loss?

Introduction In previous articles we discussed the links between untreated hearing loss and a variety of debilitating medical and emotional conditions, including dementia, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Given the overwhelming evidence…we felt it was important to reveal that untreated hearing loss is more than an inconvenience, but will eventually damage your physical, emotional, and social … Read more Can Diabetes Cause Hearing Loss?

Fall Design & Outdoor Living Show in Bend OR

Pacific Northwest Audiology was an exhibitor at the Central Oregon Builders Association Remodeling Design & Outdoor Living Show at the Athletic Club of Bend, Oregon on September 21-22. The show had hundreds of vendors and thousands of attendees…making this year’s event a huge success. The show provided a great opportunity for Dr. Li-Korotky to interact … Read more Fall Design & Outdoor Living Show in Bend OR

Tinnitus…The Assault on Quiet Moments

The following article will appear in the ‘Welcome to Hearing Health’ section of Bend Life magazine this coming June. Dr. Li-Korotky writes a monthly column for Bend Life. Introduction Tinnitus is the perception of sounds that have no external source. The severity of tinnitus varies from an occasional awareness of a noise (e.g., ringing, hissing, … Read more Tinnitus…The Assault on Quiet Moments