The Impact of Technology on treatment of Hearing loss

Modern technology is often expected to do wonders for the 360 million people worldwide affected by hearing difficulties. When we see what can be done with implantable devices for diseases such as diabetes, cataracts, and heart rhythm abnormalities it is not surprising that we hold the hearing industry and specialists to such high standards. Compared to some […]

Hearing Loss in America – By the Numbers

Quick Statistics About Hearing About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.1 More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.2 Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report […]

A Home Run for Better Hearing

The sound of a baseball hitting a bat, wind blowing through the leaves on a tree, your mom’s voice saying, “I love you” are simple pleasures in life. During the little league season in 2018, hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth of Hear for You in Amsterdam and Ballston Spa, NY was coaching and noticed a […]

Tracking Body and Brain Health with Your Via AI Hearing Aids

Can your hearing aids track how many steps you’ve taken?  Can they tell you how many hours you’ve used them or how well you’ve engaged in communication? This is now possible with the new Via AI and Thrive Hearing app. Now, you can easily manage aspects of your wellness with the simple press of a […]

New Audibel Technology

Breaking News — A Hearing Revolution Has Begun!   Introducing the New     The world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence.   Imagine a hearing aid that can: • Measure body and brain health• Translate languages• Receive adjustments from your provider remotely• Stream music, TV and phone calls• Reduce background […]

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the […]

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure […]

Hearing Loss Studies: Life is Worth Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]

Verification and Validation: Are You Hearing As Well As You Should Be?

“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]

Hearing and Memory Loss

Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]

Earwax and Hearing Loss

One of the most common causes of hearing loss is earwax, or cerumen, blocking sound from reaching the eardrum. This occurs when the wax is pushed back toward the eardrum or if the ears produce more wax than is needed. Earwax is also the most common cause of hearing aid malfunctions. A tiny amount of […]

Ask An Audiologist: What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain.  It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” […]

Aural Rehabilitation Exercises

You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your […]

Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden hearing loss, should be considered a medical emergency. As professionals, we train our patients to see their family doctor at the onset of a sudden hearing loss, and if the doctor can’t immediately see the patient, to go to their nearest emergency room. Why is treatment […]

Why Are Hearing Aid Prices So Different?

Your family has been telling you over the last few years you need to get your hearing checked. Since then, you noticed you have been asking people to repeat themselves. You need to really strain to be able to understand conversations. The ringing in your ears appears to be getting louder. It seems like everyone […]

Hearing Loss and End-of-Life Care

“I know I should wear hearing aids, but why should I bother?  I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be around!” We hear this kind of response all the time in our many offices.  There is usually a moment of laughter and a casual disagreement of their objection.  The truth, according to new […]

Welcome to Starting Hear – The official blog of Hear For You!

Thanks for visiting our new blog!  In the days to come, we’ll feature useful information on a variety of topics related to better hearing and hearing care.      The facts about hearing loss in America are stunning:   1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 6 Baby […]

Welcome to Our Hearing Health Blog

Welcome to our Blog, an online forum designed to educate, illuminate, share your experiences with hearing impairment. We understand that addressing a hearing loss can seem to be an unnerving concept initially, and we would like to help ease some of your anxieties by making the process enjoyable and hassle-free. You may see some posts […]

Steve S. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“My hearing aids have certainly helped me to hear well. I had lost the high frequencies and Audibel has made it possible to hear them again. Sometimes, they are even too loud.  Steve at Audibel has been very helpful taking care of any problem that I may have had. The first thing he does is […]

Maureen S. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“The first time they slid in my ear I said “Oh, boy what a difference” I forget I have hearing aids, they are so comfortable. I went to get in my car and a blast of wind hit me and nothing happened. My ears were just fine. I forget they are there. I went to […]

Ralph M. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“My Audibel Hearing aids have served very satisfactorily. The service there could not be better.” – Ralph M.

Alice P. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“Getting hearing aids has made a huge difference in my life. I can now enjoy and understand a TV show. Most of all I can join in a family gathering conversation, and my family does not have to repeat everything that is said. That number one annoying problem is gone! I have had no trouble […]

Michael D. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“Over the years I have embarrassed my family for being too loud, now with my hearing aids I can hear normally in crowds and speak in a normal voice. When I left the hearing aid center with my new aids I was startled for a moment, I looked around and it was a blue bird […]

Bill B. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I had behind the ear style hearing aids before, and now I have the Invisibel. It is more comfortable and I even forget that I am wearing it. The Service I have received from Audibel, Steve Neilson and his staff is outstanding.” – Bill B.  

Tueller R. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I have been using the Audibel Anthem plus Platinum CIC Digital hearing aids since July 2011. I have been very satisfies using them. They have made such and enhanced hearing experience- it has been wonderful. I appreciate having the life-time care plan. Steve Neilson at the Salt Lake office has provided excellent service during the […]

Thelma M. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I have been wearing my Audibel’s for 9 years. Since I am a very social person so I appreciate that I can be involved in conversations, not a bystander. I go to your office on 3300 south and the care I have received is the very best.” – Thelma M.

Kaye T. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I’m writing to tell you that I really love my new hearing aids. From day one as I sat in the Audibel chair to be tested I could tell that someone really cared about peoples hearing. It seemed like the gentleman took time and cared about me. I’ve been shown in detail all of the […]

Kris E. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“Praises to Audibel for giving my dad his life back. His hearing loss had created so much frustration in his ability to verbally communicate that he had nearly given up and was rapidly falling into a state of depression. He is 92 years old and has become, once more, a contributor and participator in life. […]

Dolly R Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I’m very pleased with my hearing aids and the service I’ve received at Audibel. If I’ve had a problem they’ve had me come in and taken care of. It gives me peace of mind to know my hearing aids will be taken care of” – Dolly R

Charlotte A Hearing Aid Testimonial

“How Wonderful!! Hearing aids I can adjust. I soft squeeze and they change to desired channel. Also a help for the telephone. I have had other hearings aids, but my new Audibel hearing aids are the best. Easy to change the batteries – Easy to keep clean – Tells you when the batteries are getting low […]

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