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Hearing Aids & Background Noise

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...

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

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,...

4 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Hearing Loss

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. Infections It takes a...

12 Things to Expect When You Take a Hearing Test

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. Here are the 12 things you can expect when you come in to take a hearing test....

How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Heat

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....

3 Types of Hearing Loss and How to Fix Them

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...

How Does Hearing Loss Affect Your Mental Abilities?

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...

Decades of Care: The History of Kabel Hearing

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....

3 Things to Know About the Hearing Aid Process

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...