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.

The mobile business eventually transitioned to a storefront in Peoria, Ill., and was renamed Kabeltone Hearing Service.

A Family Tradition

In the 1990’s, 15-year-old Ryan Kabel followed in his father's footsteps, and started to learn how to make hearing aids. Learning from his dad, he developed a passion for helping others with hearing health.


Eventually, Ryan opened the first Kabel Hearing Center location along Court Street in Florence, Ala.

The hearing aid technology back when Dr. Richard Kabel opened up shop wasn’t technological enough to care for all hearing issues. Today, ReSound hearing aids use technology that would surprise those original patients. Improvements allow Ryan Kabel to care for a variety of hearing impairments and needs.  

Care for Alabama

Today, Kabel Hearing has four storefront locations across north Alabama, in Decatur, Florence, Anniston, and Tuscaloosa. Each location is staffed with specialists who know how to test your hearing and put together the best plan to restore as much hearing as possible.

Our clinics are comfortable and relaxed: The decision to take the first step toward better hearing is a serious one, and we want you to know all of your options.

Interested in learning about your hearing health? Take our free online hearing test to get a personalized hearing health profile.