WILDFIRES EFFECTS ON BREATHING

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

“The decrease in ambient air quality associated with the wildfires in our mountains has brought on runny noses, coughing and eye irritation in many people in our community,” says Anders Persson, PHD, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care. “The smoke can induce bronchospasm in people with asthma or COPD, making it more difficult to breathe and sometimes requiring additional doses of medications to improve breathing.  For those people who respond to the smoke with bronchospasm, it is advisable to avoid exertion in the smoky air, and if exercising to seek an exercise environment with better quality air.  It is recommended to stay indoors on when the air quality is especially poor.“

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Hearing loss isolates one from family and loved ones. Our diagnostic equipment and extensive selection of hearing aids can help with your hearing problems.

Hearing loss can occur gradually over time and you may not even be aware of the problem. Family members often notice the following signs of deteriorating hearing:

The TV is on too loud
You find conversation difficult to understand
You frequently ask others to repeat themselves
You’re missing the punch line of the joke

If these situations are familiar, it may be time for a hearing evaluation at Bozeman Deaconess Audiology.

Certified audiologist Trang Rogers, AuD provides diagnostic hearing screening and an extensive selection of hearing aids. Dr. Rogers, who has practiced audiology since 1994, received a master’s in Audiology at Illinois State University and a doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is licensed by the State of Montana Board of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers.

In addition to helping you find a hearing aid that best fits your needs, Bozeman Deaconess Audiology offers convenient follow up appointments to assess hearing programs and hearing aid functions. For more information call Bozeman Deaconess Audiology at 587-5000.
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