Connect with Loved Ones This November for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

We cannot believe it is already November and almost time for the holiday season! We are looking forward to gathering with our loved ones and celebrating this joyous season together. The holidays give us a particularly good excuse to connect with our friends and family through festive dinner parties, corporate holiday events and family travel. While this is all very … Read More

 “Make Listening Safe” with the World Health Organization

In recent years, the World Health Organization has expressed a growing concern over the level of loud sounds that we are exposing our ears to in the name of relaxation, socialization and fun. Whether listening to music on personal audio devices or spending time at noisy bars, concerts and sporting events, research shows that our recreational habits are increasingly putting … Read More

The “Yelp” for Noisy Restaurants

Dining out in a noisy restaurant can be a tiring and frustrating experience when you have hearing loss. Even with the help of hearing aids, having a one-on-one conversation through the thick layers of noise, background music, kitchen sounds and myriad conversations in a busy restaurant is a challenge. Fortunately, there’s a new app that can help you find the … Read More

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