All About Assistive Listening Devices 

Maybe it has already happened to you. You’re watching a play at the local theatre but you can’t quite hear everything the actors are saying, even though you have your hearing aid turned to the max. We know that hearing aids can go a long way towards mitigating the effects of hearing loss, but they aren’t the silver bullet we’re … Read More

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Are Found after Certain Chemo Treatments

Audibel - Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are Found after Certain Chemo Treatments

Most of the hearing loss we see at Audibel comes from noise-related and age-related damage to a person’s hearing, but hearing loss can be caused by a wide variety of other factors. Infections and other health conditions like iron-deficiency anemia can cause permanent hearing loss. Strangely enough, certain medications are known to cause hearing damage as well. Drugs that have … Read More

Hearing Loss and Millennials

Audibel - Hearing Loss and Millennials

Recently, hearing loss has begun affecting millennials at increasing rates. Our modern technology, increased noise pollution, and louder leisure activities have all played a role in the growing number of young people developing hearing loss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), youth hearing loss is a worldwide crisis. WHO estimates that over a billion young people (aged 12-35) are … Read More

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Alzheimer’s During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Audibel - World Alzheimer's Month_ 5 Facts That May Shock You

Throughout the world, the stigma and misinformation surrounding Alzheimer’s disease is considered an international issue that requires global action. Because of this, September has been named World Alzheimer’s Month by the multi-national group, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign to help raise awareness of the cognitive disease as well as ease the stigma surrounding dementia. … Read More

New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech

Audibel - New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech

If you have read the news in the past few years you may have come across the technology known as “machine learning.” According to tech site Techemergence, machine learning is “the science of getting computers to learn and act like humans do, and improve their learning over time in autonomous fashion, by feeding them data and information in the form … Read More

Preschool Teachers are at Risk for Hearing Loss

Preschool Teachers are at Risk for Hearing Loss

Remember when you were loud and rowdy in preschool and your teacher told you to use your “indoor voice”? As a new study indicates, there’s a good reason or that! Study: Seven out of 10 Female Preschool Teachers Suffer from Hearing Problems A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that seven out of 10 female preschool … Read More

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients Prevent Delirium

Audibel - Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

Recently, the scientific community has exploded with more and more research confirming the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline such as dementia and delirium. In a well-known study out of John Hopkins School of Medicine, it was found that when compared to peers without hearing loss, participants with mild hearing loss were twice as likely to have developed dementia, … Read More

Preventing Elder Abuse for Those with Hearing Loss

Preventing Elder Abuse for Those with Hearing Loss

Long overlooked and underestimated, the problem of elder abuse is finally gaining attention and beginning to be better understood and confronted. New studies have shown that 1 in 6 people over age 60 have experienced elder abuse, putting into perspective the massive scale of the issue. Elder abuse can take many forms, all based in restricting and controlling the behavior … Read More

Ways to Help an Older Dog with Hearing Loss

Ways to Help an Older Dog with Hearing Loss

Perhaps one of the greatest gifts of a four-legged best friend is watching their entire journey throughout the lifespan. We get to be immersed in the joyful puppy days all the way through the mature, quiet years. In the midst of those sometimes exhausting and patience-trying salad days, the golden years of a canine companion can seem forever away. But, … Read More