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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Evergreen Audiology

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that impacts areas which control thought, memory, emotion, and language. Globally, two out of three people believe there is little to no understanding of dementia in their countries. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are projected to impact 152 million people world-wide by 2050. Each year there is an international effort to raise world-wide awareness of …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Communication, Stigma by Dr. Chris Lawson

Hearing loss of course one’s ability to hear what is happening in the world around them in so many ways. When someone is experiencing hearing loss, conversations can be all but impossible to follow. People with hearing loss may very well be able to hear a given conversation, but that does not mean that they can necessarily understand and follow …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

In Health by Dr. Chris Lawson

Did you know that hearing loss can have a direct effect on your finances? A study published in 2012 in the journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology found that people with hearing loss earn significantly lower wages than those with full hearing capabilities—more than this, the study notes that people with hearing loss are more likely to be unemployed. …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

How you talk about your hearing loss can greatly improve your overall communication patterns and help you feel much more integrated into your rich social life. It is sometimes surprising to learn that talking about your hearing loss to friends, loved ones, and co-workers can be quite difficult. Talking about you hearing loss can be even more difficult to discuss …

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All About Tinnitus

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

Most of us have heard that ringing in our ears at some point in our lives. Whether it’s after a rock concert, a baseball game or a double shift at work, it can come up at any point. Fortunately for most, the ringing subsides after a short while. But what if it sticks around? That’s when you know you have …

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Veterans and Hearing Loss  

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Chris Lawson

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 …