Duane Smelser - Hearing Healthcare Provider in Portland
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Duane Smelser

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Portland

Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Service Quality Badge
  • Verified Provider Badge
  • Excellence Award
Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner International Hearing Society

About Duane

Serving people with hearing loss in Portland for 18 years. Hearing Health began September 2011. During a weak economy, we quickly became known as a premium hearing aid provider in Portland, with more 5 Star Reviews online than all other sources. This happened simply because we love our clients. We love the privilege we're given to restore their hearing and contribute to the quality of their lives. And, we will NOT cut corners. We follow all recommended practices and protocols. Our new clients, who've been to other providers, frequently tell us our evaluations are more comprehensive, and we take the time to share and explain the results. Our fitting practices are the most complete, utilizing state of the art REAL EAR Measurement. And, we support our clients in completing Auditory Rehab/Brain Training programs like LACE, Read My Quips, Earena and Lumosity so they experience the best quality of life possible. We don't stop at simply providing hearing aids. We provide all the necessary education and support so that everyone in our client's lives benefit and is delighted with the renewed aliveness and engagement they experience in our clients.

Expert Answers

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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Quite simply, it is damaged hair cells (cillia) in the cochlea (inner ear).  The most common way this occurs is forceful sounds cause those hair cells to get whipped about so... Read more

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Is it true that some hearing aids are locked? I am considering purchasing hearing aids at Costco,...

Yes.  At Costco, the brand that is has proprietary software is Kirkland, which is made by Resound. Other proprietary brands available elsewhere are Miracle Ear (made by... Read more

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What is the quality of Blamey Saunders hearing aids?

I've never heard of any such brand of hearing instruments, so I'm immediately skeptical about it's existence and quality if it actually does exist.

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I am looking for a BiCros hearing aid. Currently on trial with Audibel A4i Platinum and trying ...

Signia/Siemens has introduced their new Cros device that's compatible with their Binax/Primax hearing aids.  After fitting Phonak for years because it was the best wireless... Read more

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Which hearing aids can stream music from an android phone?

It's very, very important to understand how hearing aids work with the various phones via Bluetooth. It's easy to be mislead by some manufacturers claims of "Made for iPhone,"... Read more

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What is the best solution for using a stethoscope with hearing aids?

You'll need a little rubber piece that attaches to the stethascope tube.  Please that little boot over the end of the mold/dome/speaker until it's completely sealed.  Then... Read more

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Where can I donate hearing aids?

Lion's Foundation for Sight and Hearing

Find Duane

Hearing Health
4921 SW 76th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97225
United States of America

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Free Hearing Screenings

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Earwax Removal

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Hearing Loop Demos

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Auditory-Verbal Therapy

Tympanometry Evaluations

In-Home Wireless Device Setup

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs