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    • OCTOBER 28, 2013
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    Guarding Your Hearing After Being Diagnosed with Type II Diabetes

    This is the second blog in the series on diabetes.  The first blog was titled:  Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?  Well, the short answer is “Yes”. Diabetics experience hearing loss as part of their disease. If you haven’t read the article, you need to review it before reading this article. This

    • OCTOBER 28, 2013
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    Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?

    A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health found hearing loss was two times more common in adults with diabetes compared to listeners who did not have the disease. Today they are 26 million American’s living with diabetes and about 80 million with pre-diabetes. Our most current data predicts in year 2050, 1

    • MAY 1, 2013
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    Hearing Loss and Dementia

    Adults with hearing loss are much more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than adults with normal hearing.  Over a six year period, adults with untreated hearing loss suffered 30% to 40% faster decline in cognitive function.  These finding were published January 21 in the JAMA Internal Medicine**.  Taking into account variables such as age, high

    • APRIL 25, 2012
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    Micro in-the-canal, MIC, invisible hearing instruments advantages

    Recent advances in component miniaturization and the ability to make smaller hearing aid shells, have pushed the micro in-the-canal, MIC, into the mainstream for hearing aid wearers.   MIC hearing instruments provide significant advantages to consumers­ who want invisibility.  Compared to another type of invisible hearing aid, Lyric, the MIC has 7 advantages: Advantages of

    • APRIL 20, 2012
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    Hearing Aids Are Effective for Treating Tinnitus

    Hearing Aids Are Effective for Treating Tinnitus.  Tinnitus is an unwanted constant sound in the ear(s) or head that’s present in the absence of any other outside sound.  The most commonly reported tinnitus sound is a constant sound, such as a ring or buzz.  In the US, approximately 30 million Americans struggle with tinnitus.  Many suffers

    • APRIL 18, 2012
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    Bundled Verse Unbundled Hearing Aid Pricing

    In the last two blog posts, I reviewed bundled and unbundled pricing.  If you haven’t read these posts, you should go back now and review these concepts if you aren’t already familiar with them.  The articles were titled:   Bundled Hearing Aid Pricing and UnBundled Hearing Aid Pricing  I want to summarize the pros and cons of each

    • APRIL 18, 2012
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    Unbundled Hearing Aid Pricing

    Unbundled hearing aid pricing refers to the cost for the procedures and services after your hearing test. After the audiologist completes your case history, diagnostic testing, and a post-test review of your results, the recommendation might include amplification to improve your speech understanding.   If you elect to pursue amplification, you’re scheduled for the next step

    • APRIL 18, 2012
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    Bundled Hearing Aid Pricing

    Bundled hearing aid pricing refers to the cost for the procedures and services after your hearing test. When the audiologist completes your case history, diagnostic testing, and a post-test review of your results, the recommendation might include amplification to improve your speech understanding.   If you elect to pursue amplification, you’re scheduled for the next

    • APRIL 2, 2012
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    Alzheimer disease and dementia made worse with hearing loss

    Alzheimer disease and dementia made worse by hearing loss.  September 21 was World Alzheimer’s day.  Actor Charlton Heston, actor and former President Ronald Regan, and more recently women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee Pat Summit were all diagnosed with dementia.  Hearing Loss not only compounds the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, but may

    • MARCH 28, 2012
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    Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Treated with Ginkgo Biloba

    I’m often asked about over-the-counter, OTC, treatments for tinnitus.  Tinnitus is the medical/technical term for ear or head noises.  In the US, approximately 40 million American have tinnitus.  It’s common for listeners with tinnitus to report that the volume/intensity of sound changes throughout the day and the type of noise changes as well.  Most often

    • MARCH 28, 2012
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    Sweat can damage hearing aids

    Sweat can damage hearing aids and/or shorten their life. This is especially true for hearing aids that fit behind your ears.  This includes the standard Behind-The-Ear aids with a custom earmold, and the new ultra thin tubed Behind-The-Ear hearing aids. Sonic Innovations published a technical paper comparing their two high performance Behind-The-Ear hearing instruments with

    • MARCH 28, 2012
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    Golfing can damage hearing

    You’re probably thinking: “What, golfing can damage hearing?” Well, newer thin faced titanium driving clubs all produced greater sound levels than conventional stainless steel clubs. In a study published in the December 2008 Sport issue of the British Medical Journal, BMJ 2008;337:a2835, Dr. Malcolm Buchanan found that his patient experienced hearing loss after using the

    • MARCH 26, 2012
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    6 reasons why you want speech testing done in background noise

    6 reasons why you want speech testing done in background noise.  Difficulty understanding speech in background noise is the #1 complaint for listeners with hearing loss.  Yet, seldom do listeners receive testing in background noise. Sometimes the reason you’re NOT tested in background noise is that the clinic doesn’t want to take the time to do the

    • MARCH 26, 2012
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    Lyric extended wear hearing aid compared to Sonic Innovations Groove

    Like Lyric, the new Sonic Innvovation Groove micro complete-in-canal hearing aid is designed to fit deep into the external ear canal. This makes the hearing aid nearly invisible.  But that’s where the similarites end!  Let;s do a comparison: Groove offers advanced 24 channel digital signal processing. Using clinically proven noise reduction processing to master noisy situations while

    • AUGUST 12, 2009
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    Change in hearing aid battery pricing coming

    There hasn’t been an increase in our battery pricing for nearly two decades. Recently we’ve experienced problems with the 10a battery used in Complete-In-The-Canal aids and many of the Open Fit products. We’ve worked hard with our current manufacturer, ICellTech, but ultimately we feel the best solution is to move to a different vendor. You

    • MARCH 26, 2009
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    Gillian attends Texas workshop

    It was 17 degrees when I flew out of Klamath. A few short hours later, I arrived in Austin, where it was a balmy 83 degrees. Sadly, that warmth didn’t last long. By the next morning, it was rainy and cold. A perfect day to stay indoors! I wasn’t in Texas to soak up sun

    • MARCH 27, 2008
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    Our new building is ready!

    Today was very special because it marked the end of a project that we began two years ago. I’ve chronicled the journey on this page. Today we received our final building inspection and certificate of occupancy. Tomorrow and Monday the office will be closed while we move to the new location. We will be open

    • OCTOBER 1, 2007
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    Construction begins on a new office for Basin Audiology

    Recently, September, 12, 2007, construction began on our new office.

    • AUGUST 1, 2007
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    Gillian and Haley attend workshop at Sonic Innovations Lab in Minneapolis, MN.

    This summer Gillian and Haley spent several days in Minneapolis. It was a great opportunity for them to meet staff members from Sonic Innovations and to tour their facility. I placed their comments about the trip below: Gillian: In December of 1999, I had the opportunity to tour a hearing aid lab to see first

    • JUNE 5, 2005
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    New Reduced Cost On Hearing Aid Batteries

    Last fall we began using a new supplier for hearing aid batteries. I am happy to report that the new supplier continued to deliver the same high quality battery you’ve always purchased from our office. In addition, we were able to add two additional batteries per package without raising the price! That’s right, for a

    • JANUARY 17, 2005
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    Doctor Of Audiology Au.D. Completed

    I’ve received many emails asking why the web site updates were slow coming last year. Well, I was working hard to complete a journey that I started two years ago to upgrade my credentials. For the past two years I worked and studied so that I could earn my Doctor of Audiology, Au.D., degree. The

    • MAY 1, 2001
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    New commercials uploaded.

    We just finished production on two new office commercials. We have two themes: the bingo parlor and the golf course. Poor hearing can cost you the bingo prize! You also need good hearing when you are out on the golf course. Loading the player … Loading the player …

    • APRIL 1, 2001
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    Gillian completes audiometric technician training!

    Gillian just returned from Portland where she completed training and certification as an audiometric technician. Naturally, she graduated at the top of her class. You’ll see her helping out more in the office with testing in the future. Way to go Gillian!

    • MAY 1, 2000
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    Why people turn to Basin Audiology – even when they didn’t purchase hearing aids there!

    You asked for it, and now you have it. You’ve purchased you hearing aids somewhere else, but now you would really like to have your hearing aids “adopted” by us. We have a money saving service contract that you can purchase. You’ll be able take advantage of our service contract program at an affordable price.

    • APRIL 1, 2000
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    Basin Audiology has sponsored a speed skating team, Club Fresno

    • DECEMBER 15, 1999
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    Gillian Attends Hearing Aid workshop

    In December, Gillian attended a workshop at the Siemens hearing aid factory in Los Angeles. It was a great opportunity for her to learn how a hearing aid lab operates. Here is what Gillian had to say! I recently had the opportunity to travel to Siemens Hearing in Cerittos, CA. Christie and I were invited

    • FEBRUARY 1, 1999
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    Basin Audiology purchases 35 year old local hearing aid office

    After nearly 35 years of practice in Klamath Falls, Dr. Lawson has decided to retire from the hearing aid business. We welcome all of Dr. Lawson’s previous hearing aid patients to our office.

    • SEPTEMBER 25, 1998
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    Suddenly, Hite Can Hear Again

    Suddenly, Hite Can Hear Again article appeared on Thursday, September 25, 1998. Dore Hite, the past mayor of Merrill, was fit with new hearing aids by Basin Audiology.