The Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Hearing Loss: A Growing Role for Audiologists

Dr. Li-Korotky recently published this article in EzineArticles.com, a searchable database of hundreds of thousands of quality original articles, posted by Expert Authors & Writers. A growing body of research is showing a significant correlation between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. Moreover, the studies underscore a growing need for Audiologists and Physicians to work in partnership for the best health outcome of patients. Most of the studies focus on the consequences of decreased blood supply due to cardiovascular compromise, and the downstream negative effects on the inner ear blood vessel health. The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood …

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Dr. Li-Korotky Runs a Free Clinic at the Bend Senior Center

Dr. Li-Korotky provided free audiological services at the Bend Senior Center today. The original announcement follows: The audiological services included… Free consultations for hearing loss, tinnitus, and communication challenges/solutions. Free ear wax and eardrums check (using a lighted otoscope). Free “dangerous decibels” checks for personal listening devices (iPod, MP3). Free hearing aid cleaning, minor hearing aid repairs, and troubleshooting. The clinic was well attended and Dr. Li-Korotky scheduled quite a few follow-up appointments at Pacific Northwest Audiology. In the future the Doctor will offer free informational seminars on hearing, hearing loss, treatment solutions/options, and communication strategies. Additional Free Clinics will …

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Election Over …The United States Wins!

The election is over and President Obama has won a second term as our president. But the real winner is the United States of America. We are a Nation of wildly differing opinions on topics ranging from the economy …to energy policy …to marriage rights …to abortion …to the size and scope of Government …to education …to the environment …to national debt management …to taxes …to women’s issues …to immigration policy …to the configuration of the Supreme Court …to gun control …to free trade …to international conflicts …to jobs …to… But every four years we have a right to vote …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease – Bend Residents Should Get a Baseline Hearing Exam.

A growing body of research is showing a solid connection between decreased blood flow from cardiovascular disease and low frequency hearing loss. Reduced blood flow in the body can cause the restriction of blood flow in the inner ear, causing irreversible damage and low frequency hearing loss (Learn more about 3 types of hearing loss ). The pattern of this hearing loss can be seen in hearing tests …thus the connection between cardiovascular disease and audiometric patterns. The following figure illustrates the proposed relationship between cardiovascular disease and low-frequency hearing loss. For this model…cardiovascular disease leads to low frequency hearing …

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs…   A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual …

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Baby Boomers in Bend Oregon Should Pay Attention: Hearing Loss and Dementia ..Linked!

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs… A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual process …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology Grand Opening Draws a Fascinating Crowd in Bend Oregon

Pacific Northwest Audiology had a Grand Opening party on October 25, including a Bend Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Upwards of 80 people shared the celebration, leaving “standing room only” conditions during the peak. Crowded as it was, everyone had a great time networking with fellow business colleagues and other interesting people with shared experiences and stories to tell. Of course…the beer, wine, and great food didn’t hurt either! We are grateful that so many helped us celebrate our Grand Opening and really appreciate the support we received from the Bend Chamber of Commerce. This was truly a memorable …

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Pacific Northwest Audiology a Co-Host at Bend Chamber of Commerce Event

Pacific Northwest Audiology was one of the Co-Hosts at the Business Showcase Fall Into the Holidays Event…hosted by the Bend Chamber of Commerce. This was a very successful event, building on the success of last year’s event. Fall into the Holidays “showcased” Chamber Member businesses and provided a vehicle for widespread networking…getting to know what local businesses are up to. Dr. Li-Korotky (right) and Front Desk Manager Stephanie Roberts (left) set up a display highlighting Pacific Northwest Audiology, and met a lot of wonderful people. We also had a chance to answer a steady stream of questions about the state …

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A Featured Article by Dr. Li-Korotky: Age-related Hearing Loss: Quality of Care For Quality of Life.

This is a summary of an article that was recently featured in a Special Issue of The Gerontologist on Baby Boomers. Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) symptoms include progressive deterioration of auditory sensitivity, loss of the auditory sensory cells, and deterioration of central processing. ARHL is the third most prevalent chronic condition inflatable boxing ring in older Americans, after hypertension and arthritis, and is a leading cause of adult hearing handicaps in the United States. The prevalence of ARHL is expected to rise for the next several decades as aging Baby Boomer dominate the general population. Nevertheless, ARHL remains an often …

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Bend Residents Should Heed: Hearing Loss in Older Adults is Currently Under-Treated

The following report from Consumer News has important information for Bend residents. The report underscores the importance of selecting a qualified Audiologist for screening and treatment. Most Audiologists have a Doctor of Audiology degree with specialized training in the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of hearing disorders. By virtue of their advanced education, professional certification, and licensure, Audiologists are exceptionally qualified to provide a full range of services, from consultation and diagnosis, hearing aid fitting and programming, to post-fitting counseling and rehabilitation. Dr. Li-Korotky has AuD, PhD, and MD credentials with 20+ years of clinical and research experience, with more …

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