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A Hearing Aid That Stays in Your Ear

Plenty of Portlanders live with hearing loss on a daily basis, and the majority rely on hearing aids to communicate more effectively. As helpful as these devices are, they do require quite a bit of care and maintenance, including regular … Continue reading

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What Causes Ear Infections?

Portland parents with young children are probably familiar with many kid-related activities: trips to the zoo, carnival rides and Elephant Ears at the Rose Festival, and visits to the ENT clinic for help with ear infections. The sad fact is, … Continue reading

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What Hearing Aid Style is Right for Me?

There are many things unique to Portland: food cart pods, “sun breaks,” and unicycle-riding bagpipe players dressed as space villains, to name a few. One thing not so different from the rest of the country: hearing loss. About 20 percent … Continue reading

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Summer Allergies

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Unless you are one of the 24 million Americans in Portland and throughout the United States who suffers from allergies during the warmest months of the year. In that case, summertime is anything … Continue reading

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How Do You Hear?

Have you ever wondered how you hear? How does the beep of the microwave leave that device, enter your ear and tell your brain that your popcorn is done? While it may seem simple, your Portland audiologist is here to … Continue reading

Is it Better Hearing & Speech Month Already?

May is here! It seems like only yesterday we were pulling on our boots and zipping up our parkas. Now the wildflowers are blooming and the days are staying lighter longer. If you are like us, you are probably asking … Continue reading

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Is Today The Day You Do Something About Your Sinus Issues?

Is it common for you to experience cold-like symptoms including: Nasal congestion and discharge Postnasal drip Sore throat Facial pressure and swelling Loss of smell and taste Headache Fever Fatigue Bad breath If so, you are not alone. Your Portland … Continue reading

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Are You Allergic to Work?

Does going to work fill you with anxiety and cause your eyes to water and your head to throb? Turns out, some of these symptoms may not be your body begging you to give up and quit but instead may … Continue reading

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Tinnitus Week

February 5-11 is Tinnitus Week. For the second year, the American Tinnitus Association has joined forces with the British Tinnitus Association, Tinnitus Research Initiative and TinnitusHub to help raise global awareness of tinnitus and how it impacts millions around the … Continue reading

Can You Lose Your Sense of Smell?

What if you couldn’t stop and smell the roses? A condition known medically as anosmia is just that – an inability to perceive odors. Anosmia can be partial or complete and, while rarely the symptom of a serious condition, can … Continue reading

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