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Help Your Health With Better Hearing
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on January 09, 2015
Every New Year's brings many new resolutions. Most often we aim to practice better eating habits, get more exercise and make sure to sleep enough each night. Rarely, however, does anyone consider taking better care of their hearing health. Our senses, especially hearing, play a vital role in overall health and wellness. Here are several reasons why having your...
Testing, Fitting and Other Duties of Hearing Specialists
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 30, 2014
If you are an adult who has recently developed a hearing loss, it can be hard to understand all of the terminology associated with it. This is also the case when it comes to the job titles of the people who help you hear better. Hearing specialists like Ray Wenc are also described as hearing instrument specialists, hearing aid specialists, and hearing aid...
The Importance of Early Hearing Testing for Children
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 23, 2014
Every year in Illinois, an average of 500 babies are born with some degree of hearing loss. This statistic prompted the Illinois Department of Human Services to mandate newborn hearing testing at all hospitals. Parents of newborns who fail the hearing screening are provided with information so they can follow up with a local Audibel location. However, not all...
Improve Your Quality of Life with Assisted Listening Devices
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 16, 2014
When you have a hearing loss, communicating with others is already difficult enough. It is even more so in a loud setting with numerous distractions. Another frustrating aspect of living with hearing loss is the inability to hear the television in your own home. Captioning is always an option, but most people prefer to listen instead. When you are reading...
Talking About Hearing Loss is A Matter of Timing
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 12, 2014
Talking to a loved one about their hearing loss is a difficult thing to do. Each holiday season, millions of American struggle with hearing loss at social gatherings around Thanksgiving, religious holidays and New Year's Eve. For some there is embarrassment and frustration. For others their family and friends are more burdened by the challenge of communicating to...
Having Trouble Hearing? Stop in for a Hearing Consultation to Learn About Solutions!
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 09, 2014
Hearing trouble is often sneaky. Even if most noises sound fine, you may have trouble picking up those in certain frequency ranges. This is most noticeable when the ranges in question are those usually used for human speech, but it can also affect your ability to pick up other types of sounds. One of the first signs of this type of hearing damage is the...
Prevent Swimmer's Ear with Custom Swimmer Molds and Ear Plugs
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on December 05, 2014
Ear infections are a pain. In addition to the constant dull ache, they can cause you to lose your equilibrium and feel off balance. Swimmer's ear or otitis external is an infection of the outer ear canal. It's caused by irritation from water entering the ear canal and becoming trapped. This condition can affect anyone from young children learning to swim to...
Avoiding Cotton Swabs for Your Ear's Sake
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on November 28, 2014
Most people are surprised to hear that we don't recommend the use of cotton swabs to clean their ears. In fact, we recommend the opposite-- to not use them at all, for many important reasons. Not only is earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, good to have, it can also pose many problems when not properly removed. In this blog we will discuss how cotton...
Repairs for All Brands of Hearing Aids in Illinois
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on November 28, 2014
Your hearing aids are a significant financial investment, one that often times is not covered by insurance plans. Sometimes the initial cost of hearing aids can be intimidating, but once your hearing aids are paid for they should last you for about five years. Any changes in hearing you might have in that time can be taken care of by adjusting the programming of...
What to Expect at Your First Hearing Testing Appointment
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on November 20, 2014
You may have noticed a gradual decrease in hearing for some time now, yet procrastinated on scheduling an appointment for hearing testing. This is a common reaction because people tend to fear the unknown. We hope to reduce your anxiety by telling you exactly what to expect from your hearing exam in Libertyville, Illinois. Understanding Your Hearing...
Eliminating Annoying Hearing Aid Feedback
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on November 14, 2014
Sometimes we jokingly say to new patients that today's hearing aid technology, "Isn't like your grandparent's hearing aids." Yet, this couldn't be truer since many of the reasons that have caused people to avoid wearing hearing aids have not been remedied. The most common of those complaints was around feedback, a.k.a. the high-pitched whistling sounds that...
Use Hearing Protection to Prevent Further Damage to Your Ears
Posted by Audibel Hearing Center on November 14, 2014
The best type of hearing protection depends on the type of noise that needs to be blocked. There are two common noise categories to consider in this regard: ongoing and sudden. Ongoing noises are the type generated by lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, and certain types of industrial equipment. Sudden noises are the type generated by stamping presses, gunshots, and...
Don't Let Earwax Spook You-Use Wax Guards!
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 31, 2014
This Halloween we are going to discuss a topic that is very scary for many patients; earwax! Earwax isn't just spooky because of its unsightly appearance, but it can also terrify wearers of in-the-ear style of hearing aids for fear of repairs due to excessive buildup. However, there is reason to rejoice for Audibel hearing aid users! The new wax guard protectors...
Reasons to Consider Hearing Aids in Gurnee, IL
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 30, 2014
Many of those who have hearing difficulties do not want to admit that they need hearing aids. Whether they are worried about what others will think about them, or if they do not think hearing aids will provide any benefits to them, many people with hearing issues choose to forgo hearing aids. However, not only has hearing aid technology improved to an extent...
How to Buy the Right Hearing Aid
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 17, 2014
When a hearing aid is recommended, the hearing healthcare professional tries to offer the best option for that particular patient's unique listening needs. As part of that decision, it is important for one to consider a few factors such as their lifestyle hearing needs, technology features and the overall cost. In this blog we discuss each factor to help anyone...
Extending the Life of Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 15, 2014
You've been fitted with your new hearing aids. You're hearing the sounds of things you've forgotten how to hear or perhaps never heard before. You're feeling like a kid with a new toy. Ray Wenc and his team at Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, IL showed you how to care for them and scheduled your first checkup. There are still a few things you should do...
Hearing Loss and Learing Disabilities: Time for a Hearing Consultation?
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 10, 2014
In the backyard of the central United States homes, Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, IL is ready to help families determine the right path forward in their hearing-challenges. Learning disabilities are a challenge for families across the world, and with many learning disabilities come hindered communication skills. In recent research from Lynzee...
The Costs of Better Hearing
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on October 03, 2014
One of the most common questions we receive from new patients is, "How much do your hearing aids cost?" Many are surprised to learn that the price can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the sophistication the hearing aid technology. We respect that an investment in hearing aid technology, for yourself or a loved one, can be a...
The Social and Corporate Problems of Hearing Loss
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 26, 2014
Yes, I CAN hear you now! What better words can be thought or said from someone who has suffered from any kind of hearing impairment. It doesn't matter whether the degree of the hearing loss is normal, slight, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe, or profound (ASHA reference). Hearing loss can cause a variety of individual, social, and job problems that can...
Hearing aids and Hearing Loss Care Specialists In Libertyville & Waukegan
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 22, 2014
Hearing loss is more common than most people think that it is, it's not something that only affects older people and it certainly has nothing to do with a persons intelligence. Hearing loss is quite common and it can affect anyone at any age. According to Johns Hopkins University, one in five Americans over the age of 12 experience hearing loss that affects...
Small Buttons on Hearing Aids Causing Frustration?
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 19, 2014
We sometimes hear from patients with arthritis or other dexterity issues that they have a tough time operating the buttons on their digital hearing aids. We understand that it’s a real frustration and one that some people don’t consider until after purchasing a hearing device. Fortunately, we have a couple of options that will make it easier for you (or...
The Sound of Music
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 12, 2014
The Sound of Music Do you remember as a kid turning the music up as loud as it would go? To listen to the sound of music was as natural as breathing. When you are faced with hearing loss you have questions and concerns. You may not know you have options. Our practice specializes in providing you with the answers and solutions you need to put your mind at ease....
Make Beloved Bestsellers Your Best Listeners
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 05, 2014
Today is ‘National Read a Book Day’ and we’re recommending you cuddle up with a favorite bestseller or classic! Open up that Jane Eyre or Moby Dick book you’ve been meaning to tackle, or maybe a Stephen King page-turner. In addition to reading, listening to your favorite books can be just as enjoyable or even better if reading hurts your...
Personalized Hearing Aid Fittings for Comfort and Quality
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on September 04, 2014
Hearing aids don't have to be uncomfortable, not when you can get personalized hearing aid fittings. At Audibel, in Libertyville, IL, we pride ourselves on helping you restore your hearing in the easiest way possible. So what can you expect during your hearing aid fitting? An efficient and friendly atmosphere. Customer service is our specialty and we truly care...
Types and Degrees of Hearing Loss
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on August 29, 2014
Although learning you have a hearing loss can be discouraging, you can take proactive steps to improve your hearing. The first step is visiting an audiologist who can access your condition, as well as your level of hearing loss. This is done to determine the type of hearing aid that will work best for you. Hearing Loss Types The kind of hearing loss you have...
Becoming Master Artists of Better Hearing
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on August 22, 2014
Many times when people ask why someone wants to become a hearing care specialist, they say a loved one was given the gift of being able to hear again and they want to share that with others. Yet rarely does anyone ask what it takes to become a practicing hearing specialist. Let's take a look at the requisites needed to receive certification for dispensing and...
We Have an App for That!
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on August 08, 2014
It appears as if every business has an app to support the customer shopping experience, but not many offer apps to help you after a product is purchased. We presently offer several apps aimed at helping you understand hearing loss and ensuring you get the most out of your hearing aids. Read on to learn about these apps provided by our manufacturing partner,...
Bluffing Through Untreated Hearing Loss
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on July 25, 2014
Have you ever noticed someone turning his or her ear when listening to a conversation? Or have you seen someone request to site in a specific seat in a restaurant so his or her 'good ear' is away from background noise? Or perhaps you've noticed someone listening to follow the dialogue? They are finding ways to bluff through situations that are difficult for people...
Skip Over the Stages of Hearing Loss
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on July 11, 2014
When it comes to hearing loss, good things come to those who don't wait. All too often, patients go 7 to 10 years before seeking treatment for hearing loss. During this time, the condition significantly worsens and the benefits of hearing aid technology may not be as capable of restoring hearing. So what happens during these years that causes so many people to put...
The Joys of Outdoor Summer Activities By the Water
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on June 27, 2014
Summer has arrived! During the hot summer days nothing feels better than heading to your closest lake, pool or ocean. Whether you are catching some sun, fishing, boating, or merely splashing around it gives us all the opportunity to act like kids again. The water, for some, gives a sense of freedom. The endless view of the ocean or the feeling of weightlessness...
Why Real Men Wear Hearing Aids
Posted by Todd H., Audibel Employee on June 13, 2014
"Wearing hearing aids is not something men want to do," is a statement all too often overheard from middle-aged men that don't feel hearing aids fit with their image and lifestyle. Whether this concern is the result of denial or pride, ironically it is said by men who may benefit the most from hearing aids. My grandfather was one of those men resistant to wearing...
Revealing the Causes of Hearing Loss
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on May 30, 2014
It is estimated that a person with hearing loss waits anywhere from seven to ten years before seeking treatment. Yet, unlike vision loss which most people readily accept, part of the delay for treating hearing loss is due to a lack of understanding or denial for the underlying causes. In this blog we will explore the causes of hearing loss and options for seeking...
Welcome to Your Hearing Care Blog!
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Center on January 02, 2012
With all of the confusion and conflicting messages that exist today around the impacts of hearing loss, what hearing aids can and cannot do and the process for purchasing a hearing aid, we want to provide insights to help clear up these topics. By doing so, we hope to help more individuals suffering from hearing loss difficulties feel comfortable in getting the...
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