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Veterans and Hearing Loss  

When we talk about the health of our returning servicemen and women, it is imperative that we talk about hearing problems. The number one and two health conditions for military veterans in the US are tinnitus and hearing loss, according to Medical Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Hearing loss and Tinnitus Let’s look at both conditions separately …

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Around 30 million individuals are subjected to dangerous noise in the workplace, according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Known as noise-induced hearing loss, it has for more than 25 years been one of the most commonly experienced occupational health issues in the US. If you are subjected to sound at 85 decibels for eight hours …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can happen at any age and at any time. If you think your hearing is damaged, the first thing you should do is make an appointment at Evergreen Audiology Clinic and get a hearing evaluation. We’ve been serving the people of the Vancouver, WA area for more than 20 years and we treat each client like …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

There’s no reason to miss out on traveling adventures if you have hearing aids. Venues all over the world have made significant accommodations for travelers with disabilities and that includes travelers with hearing issues. Before you set out on your adventure, make an appointment at Evergreen Audiology to make sure your hearing devices are up to date and pick up …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

It’s tough to admit sometimes, but things change as we get older. Some things are more challenging, our reaction time slows down. The bright sunlight may bother our eyes and/or it might be tough to see things at dusk. Our depth perception might change.  As long as you recognize the problems, including that your hearing needs a little boost with …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

You’ve taken your hearing test and you’ve selected a new pair of hearing aids. All the hard work is done now and you can now look forward to instantly better hearing right? Well, it’s important to be patient, because it takes time to adjust to new hearing aids. Hearing aids are not like glasses, and there is an adjustment period …

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Things to Consider when Selecting Hearing Aids

If you have made the decision to treat your hearing loss with hearing aids, congratulations! You’ve made a decision that will have benefits far down the line. This is an important first step toward better hearing. There are a lot of things to consider and the technological options can sometimes seem endless. To help you get through the process easier, …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Every May, for the past 75 years, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates an entire month to raising awareness about communication disorders such as hearing loss. For 2019, their theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan,” drawing attention to the importance of treating communication disorders from early life up to old age. Hearing loss is an important communication disorder …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Many older Americans are currently feeling the effects of hearing loss. Current numbers suggest one in three people age 65 and older are affected. While hearing loss might seem like a minor inconvenience, there are a myriad of potential effects associated with the condition. Previous studies have linked to an increase in the risk of depression, dementia and even physical …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the individual who has it. Partners, family members and friends also feel the consequences. These groups might find themselves having to repeat things over and over, and it can be heart-breaking to see a somebody shut themselves away from the people and activities they enjoy. There are many signs of hearing loss and your loved …