Why Are Restaurants So Loud?

Audibel Louisiana - Why Are Restaurants So Loud

You’re not simply more sensitive to restaurant noise just because of your hearing loss diagnosis. In fact, volumes in restaurants have been rising nationwide for some time now. The New York Times reports that noise levels in New York City restaurants can reach up to 99 decibels, which is louder than the volume produced by a lawnmower. Compare those levels … Read More

Why Do Our Ears Pop On the Plane?

Audibel Louisiana - Why Do Our Ears Pop On the Plane

Do your ears ever pop on the plane? During takeoff or landing you might feel a block or pain in your ears. You might not even be able to hear what the person sitting next to you is saying! This may be frightening, but after a yawn or two, you feel a pop and your ears unblock. Have you even … Read More

New Research on the Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Audibel Louisiana - New Research on the Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Hearing loss affects over 37 million Americans. Of these, many choose to live with hearing loss for many years without seeking treatment. Perhaps hearing devices seem like a big investment, or you think your hearing loss really isn’t that bad. However, you may have gotten used to hearing with hearing loss, which could be harmful to your overall health and … Read More

University of Louisiana Research on Sea Anemones & Hearing Loss


Sometimes innovation can spring from the most unlikely of sources. For years, damage to the fine hair cells of the inner ear has been seen as an irreparable injury to hearing. Now, researchers at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, have found a breakthrough possibility for hair cell repair in the biology of sea anemones. Making the jump from sea anemones … Read More

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?


“For most of us, design is invisible,” says designer Bruce Mau, “until it fails.” The same can be said of your experience with your hearing aids. Once you’ve gotten used to your hearing aids, they should function seamlessly, providing you with sound amplification and speech clarity. If you’ve noticed changes in your listening experience, come visit us at Audibel Louisiana. … Read More

Disclosure Strategies Help Communication with Hearing Loss


If you have lived with untreated hearing loss for some time, before seeking treatment, then you are well aware of the difficulties you have faced with communication. Healthy channels of communication are the foundation of our relationships, whether it is with friends, family, or colleagues on the job. Identifying and treating hearing loss is an important of your overall health … Read More

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids


Although hearing aids have been shown to significantly improve quality of life for those with hearing loss, many people who could benefit from these devices do not wear them. This is due in part to some common misconceptions and fears that people have about wearing hearing aids. If you think you might be suffering from hearing loss and could benefit … Read More

Improving Family Communication with Hearing Loss


When your family member has a hearing loss, and even the smallest of communications becomes a difficult task, it is normal to feel frustrated, ignored, and even resentful. Your hard of hearing loved one is also feeling the stress of this strained communication, with the added difficulty of having to work extra hard to understand you. It is no doubt … Read More

Modern Technology May Be Damaging Your Hearing


As a society, we have become reliant on a staggering number of technological devices for communication, work, and entertainment. These devices make life more enjoyable and convenient, but are not without their disadvantages. Several reports show that our heavy use of technology is contributing to early onset hearing loss, as evidenced by a rise in the use of hearing aids … Read More

Foods That Support Better Hearing


A well-balanced diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining good health. As we get older, doctors tell us to cut back on sugars and fats, and incorporate more whole foods into our diets. Heart disease and arthritis are the two most common medical conditions in the US; both conditions can be managed with changes in our diet. … Read More