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Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow
Posted by Joe Francisco on December 13, 2013
Recently the city of New York has launched a hearing protection awareness campaign citing the importance of protecting your hearing in noisy environments. In many everyday settings, especially New York City, the noise level of everyday life can be harmful to one's hearing over time. Add to that the increased usage of mp3 devices with ear buds sitting close to the...
Be Thankful for Your Hearing
Posted by Joe Francisco on November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving is the time of year friends and family gather to share their gratitude for their life. Without proper hearing, those family and friend relationships would suffer. Hearing is a gift in itself and is often taken for granted. Only until it begins to fade, then we realize how important our everyday conversations and experiences are for enjoyment. Maybe...
Donate Your Old Hearing Aids for the Season of Giving
Posted by Joe Francisco on November 15, 2013
The official holiday buying season kicks off as we approach Thanksgiving and Black Friday. While we tend to focus on purchasing gifts for our loved ones, it is also a time to help others in need. Some people donate used bikes, children’s toys or cooking utensils, but this year there’s a great opportunity to donate your hearing aids as well! We take...
A Sound Solution for Savvy Hunters
Posted by Joe Francisco on November 01, 2013
By now the call of the wild has beckoned hunters everywhere as hunting season has kicked off. When avid hunters rush out to the fields before sunrise, many tend to forget a very important piece of equipment - hearing protection. Whether using a shotgun, rifle or other firearm, the repeated exposure to gun shot sounds can be very damaging to ears. Hearing...
Don't Let Hearing Loss Spook You
Posted by Joe Francisco on October 18, 2013
This Halloween season, many every day actions become sensationalized by ghosts, goblins and ghouls. While this act of haunting each other is all in good fun, it offers a great example for the manner in which many view hearing loss. Oftentimes those starting to experience difficulties with hearing loss become ashamed or frightened by the fact they may need...
Listen Carefully to Listen Longer
Posted by Joe Francisco on October 04, 2013
This October marks another celebration of National Protect Your Hearing Month in the U.S. As part of this campaign, we want to take a moment to share some great awareness statistics and efforts. The biggest part of this initiative is to build awareness for the effects of potential noise damage from audio players and other devices so everyone reduces their...
A Promise So Strong It's Platinum
Posted by Joe Francisco on September 20, 2013
No matter where you purchase your Audibel hearing aids in the U.S., we promise you are fully covered at any location nationwide. In fact that is what we refer to as our Platinum Promise. As you will see detailed below, every Audibel hearing health location abides by the same measures of patient care and service. What does this mean for your or a loved one’s...
Sounds of the Game Are Sounds of the Season
Posted by Joe Francisco on September 06, 2013
This week the NFL football season kicks off and across the country numerous high school and collegiate football teams did the same. For both the casual and die-hard fans, this is an exciting time filled with many sights and sounds. Yet for those experiencing hearing loss, many of these sounds such as the crushing of pads on a tackle, the roar of the crowd after a...
Customized to Your Ear & Personalized for Your Lifestyle
Posted by Joe Francisco on August 23, 2013
Did you know shaping custom hearing aid shells to wearer’s ears has been taking place for decades? In fact one of the major advancements in hearing aid manufacturing was the custom shell development process! By using ear mold impressions of the patient’s ear canals, custom hearing aid shells are made to fit comfortably and discreetly in ears resulting...
Pair Your Tech Devices to Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Joe Francisco on August 09, 2013
In today's ever-connected world, it is no surprise to see someone carrying multiple devices for enjoying conversations, music and even videos on-the-go. For those who rely upon these devices to keep up with their lifestyle, there has been concern about how wearing hearing aids would accommodate. Well thanks to an innovative new connectivity device called SurfLink...
It's Gala Weekend!
Posted by Joe Francisco on July 26, 2013
As a proud supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, we want to take a moment to give special recognition for their annual Gala event that is taking place this coming weekend. The ‘So the World May Hear Awards Gala' is the most exciting and star-studded event in the hearing industry and raises several millions of dollars every year to give thousands of...
Receive a Free Trial of Hearing Aids
Posted by Joe Francisco on July 12, 2013
Most people prefer a grace period to try a product when making an important purchase. We completely agree and for that reason offer a free trial period for all our hearing aids. The free trail period is very important because it gives our patients time to become accustomed to their new hearing aids. If happy with their new set of hearing aids we will conduct...
Fireworks That Are Dazzling to the Eyes Can Be Damaging to the Ears
Posted by Joe Francisco on June 28, 2013
Every year families gather to share their patriotic sentiments under a dazzling display of fireworks. While the majestic beauty of the fireworks usually create 'ooohs' and ‘aaahs', the loud bangs and booms can cause hearing damage for observers. Recent mishaps at large fireworks shows have created a heightened awareness for the importance of wearing hearing...
Give Dad What He Could Really Use on Fathers Day - Better Hearing!
Posted by Joe Francisco on June 14, 2013
Every Father's Day family members attempt a very difficult task — finding a gift for Dad. What do you get someone who enjoys the simplest pleasures of life? Many families play safe and give Dad a new necktie or sleeve of golf balls. Yet that gift combination only works for so many years. If you're looking to change up this year's Father's Day gift and get...
What to Expect at Your First Hearing Evaluation
Posted by Joe Francisco on May 31, 2013
A hearing evaluation is a no-obligation and simple procedure that can offer many long-term health and lifestyle benefits. Yet many people experience a little anxiety when visiting an unfamiliar business. Knowing a bit more about the hearing evaluation process will alleviate some concerns. Below is a summary of what to expect at your first hearing evaluation. When...
Short-term Hearing Loss is Not Protective
Posted by Joe Francisco on May 17, 2013
May is Better Hearing Month and we want to shed light on a recent study led by a professor at the University of New South Wales. The study found that short-term hearing loss after sustained exposure to loud noise like a music concert can be the ear’s way of protecting our hearing. While the results are encouraging, it is important to understand constant...
Better Hearing Matters at Every Age
Posted by Joe Francisco on May 03, 2013
Each May we kick off the annual Better Hearing Month with a push to inform those with hearing loss on how and why to seek help. Yet oftentimes we forget the preciousness of hearing at all ages, even for children. While most younger individuals haven't inflicted damage to their hearing from noise exposure, it is equally important to inform them of how to protect...
Get the Most Out of Your Golf Game
Posted by Joe Francisco on April 19, 2013
For many the time they spend with friends at the golf course is as important as the final scores. Yet being outside on the course can pose a challenge for those who use hearing aids. The microphone may pick up wind noise and make listening to conversations difficult. Also in the hot summer months, many are concerned about wearing their hearing aids and having...
Hear the Crack of the Bat
Posted by Joe Francisco on April 05, 2013
It’s spring time again! Birds are singing, the sun is warming and sounds of baseball fill the air. For avid, or even casual, baseball fans there is little that sounds sweeter than the crack of the baseball bat. This sound symbolizes the start of a long summer of enjoyment and entertainment as well as triggers years of baseball memories back to childhood....
Don't Listen Up - Listen Carefully
Posted by Joe Francisco on March 22, 2013
For the ‘iPod generation', potential hearing loss complications are becoming a legitimate concern. In fact New York City Mayor Bloomberg recently announced a new health campaign focused on building awareness for headphone wearers to turn down the volume. While some have reacted skeptically, this couldn't be a more important of message. Today’s music...
Better Hearing Takes More Than Luck
Posted by Joe Francisco on March 08, 2013
The decision to begin using hearing aids is both an exciting and unnerving one. After noticing the signs and effects of hearing loss, the benefits of pursuing a hearing aid usually becomes very evident. Yet when evaluating hearing aids for the first time, the common misconception is that they will fully restore lost hearing abilities. This expectation, however,...
Hear the Sounds of Spring
Posted by Joe Francisco on February 22, 2013
So the good news came. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Groundhog’s Day and an early spring was proclaimed. For residents in northern states, there is no better news to hear. With an early spring comes an early return of birds, snow melts and trees begin to bud. Though for some, enjoying these sounds of spring aren’t an enjoyed seasonal...
Whispering Sweet Nothings This Valentine's Day
Posted by Joe Francisco on February 08, 2013
Hearing loss doesn't just affect the person who has it, their hearing loss actually has a large effect on their loved ones as well. Family members and spouses are often negatively impacted with frustrations from the communication challenges posed by the hearing loss. In fact, untreated hearing loss is an enormous contributor to tensions and displeasure amongst...
Taking on Tinnitus in 2013
Posted by Joe Francisco on January 11, 2013
Do you or someone you know have ringing in the ears? For nearly 50 million Americans this persistent presence of sounds is a harsh reality. These sufferers of a condition called tinnitus, traditionally have had few options for relief. Oftentimes the best advice would be to listen to soothing sounds to temper the ringing sounds. but with the new Audibel A2...
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