There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. It is estimated there is over 225,000 people living with diabetes in Ireland. 50% of whom are unaware they have diabetes. Diabetes is increasingly linked to hearing loss among other health problems, here is what you need to know
News & Hearing Loss Information
Want to hear the TV better? People complaining you have it too loud? Meet the AccuVoice AV200 Speaker with amazing in-built hearing aid technology, the ideal solution to help you hear the dialogue on your favourite TV shows
Eora Hearing Jewels are an amazingly discrete hearing aid option for ladies, a powerful modern hearing aid hidden in beautiful earrings. Audi-Lab is the very first hearing aid centre in Ireland to become an authorised provider
We have launched the LiNX 3D hearing aids at our hearing aid centres in Dublin, fantastic hearing aids with amazing technology, contact us now to have a look
Phonak have just introduced the Virto B-Titanium, it is the very latest invisible hearing aid. We have been using it for a little while now and we are really impressed with it's discretion and the reactions of Patients.
Many people think that hearing loss is about volume of sound, in most cases it is not, it is in fact about the clarity of speech. This is caused by the inability to hear some sounds, let's look at why hearing loss causes you to think that everyone is mumbling
Focusing on the Patient or the Patient centred approach is more than a buzz statement at Audi-Lab, it is the fundemental ethos of our business and really always has been. Let me explain a little further what the approach is and how we have always used it in Audi-Lab
Imagine a life free of hearing aid batteries, no more fiddling with them, dropping them on the floor or running out of power at an unexpected time. Imagine the joy of never having to pay for hearing aid batteries again. Well Phonak may have an answer for you with their first ever rechargeable hearing aids, the Audeo B-R range.
Irrespective of the type of hearing aid you wear, it needs to kept clean, To make sure the aid functions and performs as we would like it to some daily cleaning is recommended
The Virto V ITE hearing aid range from Phonak is an outstanding choice to treat hearing loss, discreet, yet powerful solutions that are custom made for your ear and custom tuned for your hearing loss.
Phonak have just launched the latest addition to their Naida range. We attended the Irish launch in Dublin and were exceptionally impressed at what seems to be an outstanding solution for people with severe or profound hearing loss.
Patients and the Audi-lab team got together in the Grange Woodbine community Centre to mark the occasion. Leona expressed her delight that so many of their patients chose to come out and join them in their celebration, the good wishes and general positive attitude for the event was wonderful, “I was truly touched by the support and feedback we received”. It was also very evident that it’s the full team that makes Audi-lab a success.
You may have seen the Lyric Hearing Aid advert on the TV, or heard it on the radio, hard to believe, but it is true, You can trial the Lyric Hearing Aid Risk Free in Dublin! That is truly risk free with no obligation, so why don't you book your free consultation now?
On the 14th September 2015: A campaign to tackle acquired hearing loss in adults was launched by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. The aim of the “Mind your Hearing” campaign is to raise awareness of acquired hearing loss and to encourage people to get their hearing tested earlier and, if necessary, to obtain hearing aids.
That is a question that we hear a lot lately, there has been a huge surge in news articles talking about the effects of un-treated hearing loss. Many of them speak of the effects of un-treated hearing loss on the brain.
Ringing in your ears is a common complaint, everyone from time to time suffers a few moments of ringing in their ears. However, that is all it should be, a few moments and no more. Sometimes though ringing in your ears may last a longer period of time.
The hearing aid test that we perform in Dublin is made up of many parts, while assessing your hearing loss correctly is critically important, it is actually the least important factor in selecting a hearing aid that is appropriate for you.
Grants to defray the cost of buying hearing aids are available from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. The department operates the Treatment Benefit Scheme, under which the grants for hearing aids are obtainable. Qualifying patients and their dependant spouses who have full PRSI cover can obtain a grant towards the cost of a hearing aid.
After a few weeks, newly-fitted hearing aid users say they could not imagine life without hearing aids. That feeling usually stems from the immediate improvement to their lifestyles and their increased enjoyment of it. Being able to engage with people and the sounds around you once again makes a significant difference in life and happiness.
A little over a year ago, ReSound was leader of the pack with its release of the LiNX™, the first Made for iPhone hearing aid ever. Made for iPhone hearing aids are a relatively new concept within the hearing aid world and they did have some early issues that needed to be ironed out, the overwhelming majority of user reviews are positive.
The most apparent effect of noise for people with hearing loss, is its impact on their ability to converse. It impacts their ability to communicate every time they try to have a conversation with somebody in a noisy place. On a daily basis we are confronted with desired and undesired noise.
Maybe you've considered getting a hearing aid, but you're have some concerns about how it will look or whether it will really help you. The best way to find out is to come and see us so that we can help you through your choices.
When first fitted with new digital hearing aids, there is a period of adjustment or rehabilitation that needs to be undertaken. This period can vary from person to person. During the initial period of wearing your devices, the sound you hear will be very different to what you have become accustomed to.
Sudden profound deafness is easily recognisable, people will notice such a dramatic change in their ability to hear. The normal progression of hearing loss may not be noticed immediately. Hearing loss often comes on slowly, a person's terms of reference slowly changes and the way they hear becomes the norm.
It seems like quite a simple question, that should probably have a simple answer. However as you can probably guess, it actually isn’t. What the battery life is like in modern hearing aids depends on many different elements.
Single sided deafness (SSD), or significant hearing loss in one ear is a relatively little known condition. However it actually affects 60,000 people each year in the United States alone.
The benefits delivered by a hearing aid are based on the customisation and fitting of that hearing aid to your hearing loss. In order to deliver the full benefits to you, we need to undertake a full work up of your auditory ability.
Tinnitus has been defined as hearing sounds in your head that are not produced by any external source. Usually, but not always this perception is inaudible to others. There are very rare incidents of Tinnitus that are caused by sounds generated by the body that can actually be heard by others.
There are several issues associated with earwax removal by syringing of the ear canal. Syringing could and in many cases, did cause issues such as otitis media (middle ear infection), Otitis Externa (outer ear infection),perforation of the ear drum and trauma to the external auditory meatus (the ear canal).
As part of our commitment to further education that allows us to continually offer the best cutting edge service to our Patients, we have become qualified to perform micro suction services. we are the first private hearing healthcare Practice in Ireland to do so.