A Home Run for Better Hearing

The sound of a baseball hitting a bat, wind blowing through the leaves on a tree, your mom’s voice saying, “I love you” are simple pleasures in life. During the little league season in 2018, hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth of Hear for You in Amsterdam and Ballston Spa, NY was coaching and noticed a […]

Tracking Body and Brain Health with Your Livio AI Hearing Aids

Can your hearing aids track how many steps you’ve taken?  Can they tell you how many hours you’ve used them or how well you’ve engaged in communication? This is now possible with the new Livio AI and Thrive Hearing app. Now, you can easily manage aspects of your wellness with the simple press of a […]

New Starkey Technology

Breaking News — A Hearing Revolution Has Begun! Introducing the New The world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Imagine a hearing aid that can: • Measure body and brain health • Translate languages • Receive adjustments from your provider remotely • Stream music, TV and phone calls • Reduce background […]

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the […]

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure […]

Hearing Loss Studies: Life is Worth Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]

Verification and Validation: Are You Hearing As Well As You Should Be?

“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]

Hearing and Memory Loss

Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]

When A Loved One Gets Hearing Aids

First, say thank you!  It has probably been a long time coming with years going by with lots of “what did you say” or “huh” or “I didn’t hear that” to get them to agree to a hearing exam and then getting the hearing test scheduled, getting there and then following through with the trial […]

Dr Franklin Shepel Health Fair

Community Outreach in Casa Grande

Dr. Franklin Shepel attended two events this past week to provide information regarding hearing and hearing aids to the community. The first event was the Annual Province Community Health Fair in Maricopa, AZ. Province is an active adult community in Maricopa. 15 businesses attended this event to provide information on a variety of services available […]

Hearing aids: What the professionals wish you knew

An individual’s Hearing Health needs to be an equal partner with concerns regarding vision and dental health and given the same amount of respect. If you or a loved one has decided to ignore a hearing loss because you have some sort of stigma about wearing hearing aids, take note. Here’s what audiologists wish you knew: They’re not […]

Health Expo 2016 Living Magazine

Dr Frank Shepel attended the Casa Grande Medical Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 11. The event was held in the ballroom at the Palm Creek RV Resort. Dr. Shepel met with and provided information to many members of the community during this event. The Expo included over 20 booths where information was available […]


Are These Hearing Aid Options Right For You? What are CROS and BiCROSS hearing aids?CROS stands for contralateral routing of signal and BiCROS is the acronym for bilateral routing of signal. What type or degree of hearing loss utilizes these styles?These hearing aids are utilized when a hearing impaired individual has normal to moderate hearing […]

Rev. Cones Testimonial

Written: 3/1/16 Dear Dr. Shepel- I want to thank you from the depths of my heart for all you have done for me and especially for the recent display of your kindness in getting my hearing aid repaired. You went above and beyond duty to get this done for me at a cost I could […]

Common Myths About Your Hearing

We read a lot of things on the internet and have grown up with ideas about our ears that were planted in us by our mothers or others we have come in contact with.  How can we tell what is TRUTH and what is MYTH.  I will attempt here to bring to you some of […]

Brain and Ears Need To Work Together As A Team!

Did you know that you do not hear with your ears! This sounds strange but the ears and the brain need to work together for you to understand and interpret sounds. The ears are the transmission line which capture sound and send it to the brain for interpretation. The outer ear captures sound, sends it […]

Dr. Frank Shepel Volunteers for Feed My Starving Children

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Dr. Frank Shepel, his spouse Joan and oldest grandson Kyle worked with the Feed My Starving Children project at the Phoenix Civic Center on Saturday, July 25th filling and packing meals to be sent to starving children around the world.  This three day effort was attempting to fill and package […]

Glenn R. Hearing Aid Testimonial

Dr. Shepel, Thanks again for having my hearing aids adjusted to overcome the noise caused by the sensors in my car. I wanted to let you know that the noise has not been completely eliminated since there is still some interference depending on the position of my head while in the passenger seat, mainly from […]

Franklin Shepel at the Casa Grande Home, Health and Garden Showcase

Franklin Shepel, from SoundPoint Audiology and Hearing  will be displaying information regarding hearing loss and hearing aids at the Casa Grande Home, Health and Garden Showcase  on Saturday, January the 10th from 10-4 at the former Outlets of Casa Grande center. Dr. Shepel has over 36 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome hearing […]

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