Hey there,

2020 has been a roller coaster of a year, allowing us to dig deep inside ourselves for resilience we may not have realized we possess.

At Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates, this year has afforded us the opportunities to reflect on our clinical processes and accessibility.

We learned a lot about how to make sure our patients had continued access to better hearing. We were able to adapt our processes to make them more accessible, from our telehealth and remote hearing aid programming to our now famous drive-in service.  

And with the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and Oregon’s latest restrictions, we continue to put our patients’ health and safety first. A list of our latest procedures can be found here.

Together, we have found better ways to keep our community safe while still meeting their hearing needs. We have hired more staff to build an even stronger team. We have added an answering service to help field calls when we are unable to reach the phone.

We are so appreciative of the opportunity we have to serve Eastern Oregon. This community that has been my home away from home for over 15 years and has become our forever home this last year. I am proud to call this amazing and supportive community home.

Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” I have felt that more this year than ever before. I am grateful for my team, I am grateful for my community, and I am grateful for my family. This year that has been so full of challenges has also been so full of opportunities to be filled with gratitude. 

My team and I wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2021!

What’s Been Happening at Our Office?

Just to let you know, our office will be closed from December 24-25 and January 1 over the holiday period. If you need an appointment near these dates, please get in touch with us now.

Brian and I will be spending much of the holiday season settling into our new farmhouse. We hope to go to Boise to see our family for Christmas for a small get-together over Christmas.  

The clinic team is really excited about our Hear for the Holidays giveaway. We will be announcing in early December and fitting the winner before Christmas. 

 

Struggling for a Holiday Gift?

The holiday season is the perfect time to make many new memories with your loved ones. And exchanging gifts is one way to show how much you care. If you have a family member or friend who has a hearing loss, a TV streamer just might be a very much appreciated gift!

TV streamers make a great gift for a household that shares TV viewing space. Television audio is very fickle with the “smart” TVs and digital audio processing that exists today. Using a TV streamer does not eliminate that volume fluctuation, but it can give the hearing aid wearer an edge by streaming sound directly to their hearing aids while allowing other people in the home to set the volume to their preferred settings. 

If you’d like to know more about TV streamers, please give us a call. The team can offer you expert advice!

Everyone at Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates loves playing games over the holidays (who doesn’t?!). So, with this in mind, we’ve prepared a series of riddles for you to try and guess!

A) What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
B) What goes up and down but doesn’t move?
C) What has hands but can’t clap?

Think you know the answers? Hit “reply” on this email and send us your guesses!

Useful Resources

How We’re Continuing to Keep You Safe Following the Announcement of New COVID-19 Measures Across Oregon

With strict new measures in place, we’re taking thorough steps to keep you safe during these challenging times while continuing to deliver the highest levels of hearing care. 

Learn more…

Google’s Solution to Hearing Loss & How It Can Help You

The good news is that there have been a number of technological advances made in recent years to provide more benefits to those who suffer from hearing loss. Google, in particular, has a solution to help with hearing loss…

 

Read more…

 

 

 

Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (541) 612-7555.

The team at Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates

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Erika Shakespeare CCC-A

Erika Shakespeare, CCC-A, specializes in pediatric and adult diagnostics and amplification. Working with adults to help manage tinnitus and hearing loss since 2002, she is an expert in both of these areas. Additionally, she is a pediatric audiology mentor and educator for pediatric audiologists across the country and is one of the most respected experts on pediatric audiology.