2018 Patient Classes

Join our 2018 patient classes in Kirkland!

Contact our office for availability at 425.899.5050

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Auditory Processing Disorder

Doctor of Audiology Resident Khloe Layo from Northwestern University shares about Auditory Processing Disorder. Learn more at everhear.com/hearing/capd/

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Hearing Special Event: February 27, 28, and March 1

Join our Audiologists in Bellevue (Tuesday, February 27), Redmond (Wednesday, February 28), and Kirkland (Thursday, March 1) for a three-day hearing technology Special Event. You’re invited to a free hearing technology consultation. Call us at 425-882-4347 to schedule your appointment!

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Portugal. The Man: Throwback Thursday – Turn It Down: Ear-Responsible Concert in Kirkland

This Throwback Thursday takes us back to our 2008 Turn It Down: Ear-Responsible Concert. Hosted at the Kirkland Teen Union Building and sponsored by Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Grammy U, Westone, House Ear Institue, and Oticon, the evening was headlined by Portugal the Man. Since our third annual Turn It Down concert, Portugal. the Man can now be found at festivals like Coachella in 2018. The event brought out more than 250 concert-goers and all performances were at safe listening levels (under 100dB). Our custom hearing protection was given out and $1,614 was raised for equipment that could provide a safer listening space at Kirkland Teen Union Building. Check out these local articles from the event in Seattle PI, Mix Online, and The Kirkland Reporter.

Portugal. The Man’s top song “Feel It Still” now tops over 285,000,000 listens on Spotify; check out this live stripped down version by the band. 


 

 

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Holiday Party 2018: Glassybaby

Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic (ESHC) celebrated the holidays on Friday January 5th at Glassybaby in Madrona. Founded in Seattle, Glassybaby is best known for its colorful hand-blown glass candles. Staff, family, and friends joined together for an evening of glassblowing and celebrating another successful year at ESHC. The ESHC family had the opportunity to make handblown bowls, orbs, and paperweights. Best of all, 10% of the event costs were donated to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission aiding the homeless of King County. 

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Office Coordinator: Career Opportunity at Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic

Join our team! Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Inc., is looking for a full-time Front Office Coordinator to be part of a nationally recognized, private practice on the Eastside. Candidates should have great people skills, be organized, and be able to work both alone and in a team setting.

Daily tasks include scheduling, recalls, project management, supply ordering, problem solving, greeting patients, medical billing, organizing, and light housecleaning. Computer skills, and a commitment to learning are a must. Past medical and front office experience helpful.

Minimum Prerequisites
• Professional appearance and manner
• Pass Washington State criminal history and background check
• Be able to lift 15-25 pounds

About ESHC: Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic is a full service private practice in Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond, Washington. The clinic, established in 1979 is dedicated to the assessment and non-medical rehabilitation of those with communication needs. To learn more about the team, therapies, locations, and approaches please visit www.everhear.com.

Applications/resumes to: careers@everhear.com

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Speech-Language Pathologist: Career Opportunity at Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic

Join our team! Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Inc., is looking for a full-time Speech Language Pathologist to be part of an established and highly qualified team. Candidates should be willing to use evidence-based treatment, self-motivated, organized, and be able to work both alone and in a team setting.

Evergreen is looking for practitioners who believe that the patient’s outcome and progress are paramount. It is important that the applicants show a willingness to learn and help develop the clinic’s programs to bring it to the next level.

Those who apply should possess a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (CF’s are also encouraged to apply). Basic computer skills, a commitment to learning and excellence and program development are all essential tools.


Job Description – Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Inc.

Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist
Supervisor’s Title: Speech Program Director

Purpose
Provide evaluative, therapeutic and consultative services for children and adults with speech, language, cognitive and/or hearing delays, disorders or differences. Participate as a member of the speech team in program development.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Clinical Responsibilities
• Collaborate with staff and co-treating clinicians on a daily basis
• Assess patient’s developmental level of functioning in order to design and implement treatment plan
• Develop an individualized plan of care catered to each patients needs
• Conduct formal evaluations
• Prepare progress reports
• Review medical reports
• Maintain accurate records of contact with each patient
• Communicate with primary care givers as needed about therapy plan and other therapeutic interventions
• Utilize, maintain and perform quality assurance audits, and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
• Provide services with a caring, empathetic manner, holding to the highest professional, ethical and legal standards
• Independently makes decisions with some direction by program director
• Maintain at least 10 hours of continued education per year and register for CEU’s

Business Development
• Promotes program and business development
• Participates in group discussions/meetings/presentations
• Builds professional relationships through society functions and organizational meetings and events
• Meets productivity standards set by clinic director

Required Education & Experience
• Master’s degree in Speech Pathology (in fulfillment of the requirements of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association)
• Experience work with children and adults with speech, language, cognitive and/or hearing delays, disorders or differences

Minimum Prerequisites
• Professional appearance and manner
• Pass Washington State criminal history and background check
• Be able to lift 15-25 pounds

About ESHC: Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic is a full service private practice in Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond, Washington. The clinic, established in 1979 is dedicated to the assessment and non-medical rehabilitation of those with communication needs. To learn more about the team, therapies, locations, and approaches please visit www.everhear.com.

Applications/resumes to: careers@everhear.com

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Apps We Love

Here at ESHC, our speech-language pathologists try to make every session fun and motivating for your child. The “Toca Tea Party” app has been a huge hit, with no mess to clean up! This app is generally used with children from about ages 2-7. “Toca Tea Party” hasn’t been designed specifically for speech-pathologists, but it gets used often here at ESHC. Here’s some of the ways we incorporate it into our sessions:
• Language:
o Prepositions: Because you can move objects around, it’s a great way to incorporate targets like “in, on, out, under, next to” and more.
o Following or Giving Directions: The app is designed to simulate a tea party. Each person can pick or ask for a specific plate, cup, drink, and yummy treat to eat. It’s a great way to practice following directions like “Please give me the white cup and the pink plate.”
o Taking Turns: A child can practice taking turns by pretending to eat a snack, pouring drinks, or selecting which tablecloth to use
• Articulation
o Find words with your sound: A child may be asked find items (with the clinician’s help) that contain his/her sound. For a child working on /s/ and /z/, they can practice their sound in words like “sweet, spill”. This is also a great way to build in phonological awareness and the “sounds” within words.
o Make a sentence: To provide more context while practicing his/her sounds, the child or clinician might make a sentence about the scene on the app. This helps with attention, as the child is often more engaged than simply repeating sentences from the clinician.

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Some hearing facts

Who can hear the highest frequency?

“Porpoise

The winner for ability to hear the highest frequencies is the porpoise, which can hear up to 150,000Hz.

What is the smallest bone in the body?

Did you know that the body’s smallest bone is in the ear? It’s called the Stapes and resembles a tiny sitrrup. One of the three ossicles (bones) of the middle ear, it helps to transmit sound vibrations to the internal ear.

Around the World with hearing loss

Advocates for the Deaf and individuals with hearing loss in the United States will tell you we’ve made a lot of progress in the past decade. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped improve access, healthcare and awareness for our citizens with hearing loss.

Even though critics will tell you there’s still work to be done, for the most part we lead the way in hearing healthcare and accessibility for countries around the world. Studies by the World Health Organization indicate wealthy countries have significantly lower levels of hearing loss than their economically-challenge counterparts. Many of these countries said they either have more pressing health concerns to address or lack the funding for educational resources needed to educate hearing healthcare professionals and provide services for those with hearing loss. (more…)

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Summer 2017 Newsletter

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