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Facts & Fiction About Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

There have been tremendous advancements by hearing aid manufacturers incorporating technology into smaller and more powerful models. There has also been cutting edge research done on hearing loss and why and how it occurs. At Evergreen Audiology, we pride ourselves on being a state-of-the-art practice with the patience and compassion to give individual the “personal touch.” Call today for a …

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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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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Chris Lawson

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

In Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tests by Dr. Chris Lawson

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 …