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Did you know that May is Better Hearing Month? Did you hear that? The entire month is dedicated to the journey towards better hearing. You may be asking yourself, “Why would this be the case?” I mean, National Cat Day only lasts for 24 hours. Why does bettershutterstock_405201250 hearing get 31 glorious days?

The answer lies in the beautiful melodies of the bird songs on a sunny Spring morning. In the laughter and the soft whisper of “I love you” from a child. In the clinking of glasses and the engaging conversation around a dinner table in a crowded restaurant. In the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd at the local nine’s baseball game. Hearing connects people to the world and to others. It provides opportunities for social engagement, fulfillment, and enjoyment.

As hearing diminishes over time, these events may not seem as enjoyable anymore. Gradual hearing loss can slowly isolate people from friends and loved ones, which can result in a lack of participation in activities that were once loved. Even worse, untreated hearing loss can lead to depression as well a earlier development of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Our practice prides itself on helping people reengage their world again through the gift of sound. Our passion is helping our patients along their personal journey towards better hearing. If you or a loved one is ready to start the journey, or have questions regarding hearing loss, please contact us to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

You’re Never Too Cool for Hearing Care

NASCAR legend Richard PettyFor far too long there has been a misconception about hearing loss as being an impairment and also a stigma around the use of hearing aid technology as being a sign of old age. While these sentiments may still exist to some degree today, there is a rising change with this mentality as more people are realizing the benefits of better hearing. Even current and former rock stars are making it known that they are benefactors from better hearing through hearing aid technology. In this blog we will share some of their success stories and how they are similar to the 48 million other Americans with hearing loss.

As you can see in the image above, both classic rock icon Leon Russell and NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty have sought hearing care from their local Audibel hearing care provider. While these two celebrities are unique to Audibel, they are not alone as celebrities with hearing loss. In this 2014 AARP article, Celebrities with Hearing Loss, there are many notable names that appear on the list of those with hearing loss, spanning all ages. Famous actors such as Rob Lowe, Robert Redford, Halle Berry are just a few of those on the list that have encountered hearing loss in their lives as well advocates for hearing loss treatment. While some celebrities with hearing loss, such as rock musicians and racers, may not be too surprising considering the noise exposure, the fact that they have actively sought treatment and shared their successes with others is share-worthy.

Hearing loss is a normal part of the aging process and a common result of overexposure to loud noises that can impact anyone. Whether you are famous or not, there never is a reason to shy away from seeking hearing care. At Audibel, you’re never too cool for hearing care and, in fact, being able to hear better in conversations may be considered ‘cooler’ than not. To take your first step towards better hearing or help a loved one, simply visit our hearing professional locator to find the nearest Audibel location to you today!

Best Sellers, Classics and More: Are you Ready for Summer Listening?

What’s better than diving into a good story on a calm Summer day? How about taking that book with you on your favorite media player or your smart phone? Even better yet, what if that book was narrated so you could listen to each chapter directly through your hearing aids, audible_audibel_posts_AudibelLogo_revanywhere you go? Well, we are excited to share that these are all realities that can be enjoyed today with the features of many Audibel hearing aids!

A large number of book enthusiasts are shifting from reading their favorite titles to now listening to them as a part of Audible.com‘s audiobooks. Audible.com, the leading audiobook provider, offers over 150,000 unique titles that can be downloaded to any mobile device or desktop computer for listen-as-you-go enjoyment. What many audiobook lovers and hearing aid wearers haven’t been aware of yet is that the two products are not only compatible together but can offer an enhanced listening experience for a greater story enjoyment.

audible_audibel_posts_AudibelLogo2Several styles of Audibel hearing aids wirelessly stream sound from audiobooks, music, phone calls, television and much more directly to the hearing aids. Typically this requires our innovative device called Surflink Mobile, view it in action here, for the on-the-go audio streaming user. However, the recent release of the Audibel A3i™ hearing aids allow for direct audio streaming to those hearing aids from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod Touch® via the Trulink™ Hearing Control app. See how this new technology works in this short video.

To celebrate, Audble.com is providing a $10 voucher to anyone that is receiving their first hearing screening at any of the hundreds of Audibel hearing practice locations across the country. What better reason to take the first step towards better hearing, for yourself or a  loved one, than to get a bonus reward of $10 towards any of Audible.com’s thousands of fantastic audiobook titles to enjoy this summer? As you see in the image to the right, simply FreeAudiobook_FacebookAd_V2_rev2contact your local Audibel hearing care professional for a hearing screening and they will email you a redemption code to use toward an audiobook after the appointment. What if you are already wearing Audibel hearing aids or have just had a hearing screening performed? You can still take advantage by registering and utilizing the MyAudibel.com website. For those playing the hearing games contained within MyAudibel, we are offering rewards to those achieving high scores each month. Now you can have fun playing the games and earn a voucher for audiobooks!

We are very excited to help Audibel hearing aid wearers get the most out of their audiobooks this summer and throughout the year. With the new technology, the opportunities to easily listen to your favorite titles, anywhere, continues to get better. Get started by contacting your local Audibel hearing professional today and then go to Audible.com and start choosing the titles you will want to download. Just think, what adventures will you embark on or mysteries will you help solve in your summer audiobook listening?

 

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Something Special in the Sounds of Summer

shutterstock_104923142Ask anyone what their favorite season may be and many  will quickly tell you it’s Summer. Along with the warm weather comes the joyous sounds of baseball games, barbecues and grandchildren playing outside. Also, many people take advantage of their free time to enjoy the sights and sounds of travel. For many, summer travel may just involve short getaways to the lake or ocean. For others, it involves hitting the road and covering hundreds of miles to see new and exciting destinations. No matter where you went this summer, we want to learn about your recent travel experience. What were the favorite sounds from a recent trip? Was it the sounds of nature, the sounds of laughter or anything else? Comment below with your thoughts or, better yet, enter our Facebook contest for a chance to win a $75 gas card!

Our fun and interactive Summer Travel Photo Contest on our Facebook page for any of our current or new fans to enter. Each fan can enter one photo depicting their favorite ‘hearing moment’ from a recent Summer trip and also participate in the voting to help determine the winner. A few have already shared some of their favorite sounds of Summer from a recent trip they captured which have included children playing by the ocean, the sounds of joy in catching a big fish and excitement from a 4th of July parade.

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Turn the sounds of the Summer season into a chance to take one more trip this Summer. The contest runs until September 9 so take advantage of the next couple weeks to enter the contest. Simply click this link and then upload a photo from your computer along with typing in your description. It’s just that easy and if you run into any difficulties email our support team at audibel@audibel.com and we will be glad to assist. Good luck and happy travels!

A New Year for New Ears

With every New Year’s celebration we make a firm pact with ourselves to make the coming year one of better habits as it relates to diet and health.  How often have you considered recapturing the sounds that you may be missing due to hearing loss?  This coming year, the Audibel network of hearing professionals is committed more than ever to helping those in need of hearing care experience the fullest benefit of better hearing.  As a part of this effort, we are releasing new products and programs to reach all of those who are suffering from hearing loss or ringing in the ears.

This January, we are excited to announce the release of our Audibel A2 Tinnitus management device.  Nearly 50 million American suffer from a condition called tinnitus, commonly referred to as ringing in the ears, and this product is designed to help provide relief for the persistent ringing that these many individuals cope with on a daily basis.  Look for much more information on this product on our website and network Facebook page on this product.

Also, we are promoting a free program called MyAudibel to all patients wearing Audibel hearing aids, regardless of cost of purchase.  This program offers each patient a personalized website with insights into use and care for their hearing aids as well as access to interactive hearing games.  These hearing games are a form of aural rehabilitation, or physical therapy for your ears. The goal is to not only give all new hearing aid users practice adjusting to their devices, but also to offer a means to relearn how to hear a lot of the speech sounds that may not have been heard for years before purchasing hearing aids.   To learn more about MyAudibel watch this video demonstration here .

The Audibel network of hearing professionals is committed to making 2013 a year in which no one suffering from tinnitus or struggling with hearing loss goes without help.   If you or someone you know is in need of a hearing professional for a free hearing screening, simply visit our professional locator page at this link.

Happy New Year!