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Hearing Aids & Background Noise

Posted by Kabel Hearing on May 18, 2016 12:01:56 PM

Through the years the number one complaint among hearing aid wearers has been background noise. People talking, music playing, traffic, etc all seem to interfere with the wearers ability to hear and understand speech. Fortunately new breakthroughs in technology have greatly improved the hearing aid experience. Hearing aids actually have very sophisticated noise reduction systems in its processors. It can identify unwanted noise and actively reduce its volume while enhancing speech. In some higher tech hearing aids specific noise reduction can be applied to specific environments. It does not eliminate background noise because you need to be aware of the sounds in your environment.

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Topics: Education

7 High-tech Reasons You Should Finally Deal With Your Hearing Loss

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Feb 1, 2016 1:53:48 PM

Lifting your mood, boosting your energy, protecting your earnings, super-charging your social life — and even keeping your mind sharp: These are just some of the many spoils that come with facing and dealing with a noise-induced hearing loss that has been slowly but persistently creeping up on you. 

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Topics: Education

"Can I Get By With Only One Hearing Aid?"

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jan 21, 2016 10:19:54 AM

The answer is yes, but only if you want to hear poorly!  There are some circumstances when it’s recommended that a patient wear only one hearing aid.  Saving money is not a good reason.   Nature has given us two ears, and naturally, they work best in sync. Moreover, years of research has proven that many people with hearing loss in both ears benefit from binaural fitting.

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Topics: Education, hearing

4 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Aug 10, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Many people assume hearing loss only happens to the elderly or people who work in loud environments, but hearing loss is actually caused by a combination of factors.

For some people, hearing loss is a side effect of another medical condition.

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12 Things to Expect When You Take a Hearing Test

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Aug 7, 2015 9:46:57 AM

A lot of people just "deal" with their hearing loss because they're afraid of visiting a specialist, but we want you to know it's not a scary experience at all.

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Topics: Education

How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Heat

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jul 30, 2015 4:13:25 PM

The dog days of summer are upon us. While we hope you’re enjoying this sunny season, please be sure to consider how the heat can affect your hearing aid

Just as important it is to keep your other electronic devices cool, avoid exposing hearing aids to extreme heat.

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Topics: Education

3 Types of Hearing Loss and How to Fix Them

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jul 27, 2015 8:46:14 AM

The average person with hearing loss waits seven to 10 years before seeing a specialist.

No one would go a decade without getting glasses if they had bad vision, but people are reluctant to admit they have a hearing problem. And unfortunately, that keeps many people from seeking help — and ultimately improving their quality of life.

We going to clear up some of the misunderstandings today.

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Topics: Education

How Does Hearing Loss Affect Your Mental Abilities?

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jul 21, 2015 1:26:00 PM

A day in the life of a hearing-impaired individual can be filled with struggles.

For adults, hearing loss presents fear of not being able to uphold significant relationships, jobs, or being perceived as incompetent. Hearing loss is a condition, affecting all areas of your life and well-being. Evidence shows a clear link to changes in cognitive ability and in some cases, dementia, due to difficulty with hearing.

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Topics: Education

Decades of Care: The History of Kabel Hearing

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jul 14, 2015 4:28:43 PM

The story of Kabel Hearing starts decades ago and miles north of its current location. 

Dr. Richard Kabel opened the Illinois Hearing Aid Service toward the end of the 1950s. He traveled between farmsteads, fitting people who were hard of hearing with hearing aids.

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Topics: Education, History

3 Things to Know About the Hearing Aid Process

Posted by Kabel Hearing on Jul 2, 2015 9:25:52 AM

Most people get nervous before specialist's visits.

Here’s a little secret: a hearing specialist visit is stress-free. No needles, no hospital gowns, and in the end, better hearing.

Before you make the call, though, here are three things you’ll want to know about the hearing aid process and what you can expect at the hearing specialist's office.

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Topics: Education

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