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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Albuquerque NM

Local resource for noise-induced hearing loss treatment in Albuquerque. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing aids, ENT doctors, audiologists, hearing tests and hearing specialists, as well as advice and content on hearing loss treatments and resources.

The Hearing Group
(505) 404-0684
1121 4th St NW Ste 1D
Albuquerque, NM
Services
* Audiological Evaluations for children, and adults * Full Range of Hearing Aid Technology * Live Speech Mapping * Total Audiological Care Plan * Industrial Hearing Testing * Cochlear Implant Services * Pediatric Services * Spanish Services available (247-4472) * Hearing Aid Evaluations/Consultations * Assistive Listening Devices * Wireless Solutions for TV, Cell Phones, and MP3 Players * Hearing Aid Service and Repair * Products for Musicians such as in-the-e
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SundayClosed
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Sound Choice Hearing
(505) 565-7212
6500 Jefferson St NE Ste 260
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations - The audiometric evaluation consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to evaluate the individual’s ability to understand speech at an elevated comfortable volume. Speech discrimination is also tested to determine how much a person will understand when wearing hearing aids. Hearing Aid Dispensi
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Albuquerque Speech, Language, Hearing Center
(505) 565-5820
9500 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 215
Albuquerque, NM
Services
* Comprehensive hearing evaluations and screenings for children and adults* Industrial hearing screenings* Evaluation and selection of hearing instruments to meet your needs* Custom hearing aid fittings, including conventional and advanced digital instruments* Advice and counseling on the use and care of hearing aids* Live speech mapping to ensure maximum hearing aid benefit* Minor hearing aid repairs on-site, usually within 48 hours* Custom hearing products, including musicians’ earplu
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Albuquerque Hearing Associates
(505) 859-7778
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I
Albuquerque, NM
Services
At Albuquerque Hearing Associates, it is our deepest desire to provide the highest level of service and state of the art technology. As our guest you can expect to receive the attention and care that you need in order to make the best decision regarding hearing solutions for yourself.* We offer a range of services for adults and children including but not limited to:* Basic comprehensive evaluations* Modified testing for individuals with limited verbal or cognitive function* Acoustic impedance
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Choice Hearing
(505) 565-7212
6500 Jefferson St NE Ste 260
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations - The audiometric evaluation consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to evaluate the individual’s ability to understand speech at an elevated comfortable volume. Speech discrimination is also tested to determine how much a person will understand when wearing hearing aids. Hearing Aid Dispensi
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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ABQ Partners
(505) 859-7280
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
specialties and services Primary CarePrimary care physicians (PCPs) provide the majority of care for most patients. Patients choose an Adult Medicine/Travel Health, Family Medicine or Pediatric provider to serve as their PCP to coordinate their healthcare. Specialty CarePhysicians and medical professionals in a variety of specialty care practices are also available at ABQ Health Partners. Patients may be easily referred by their primary care physician to specialists as medical needs arise.
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SundayClosed
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Worth Hearing Center
(505) 807-0248
7520 Montgomery Blvd NE Bldg E15
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Worth Hearing Center is a locally owned and operated private audiology practice. The mission of Worth Hearing Center is to provide the most technically advanced hearing care in an atmosphere where patients are treated with kindness and the respect they deserve.Specific services, which are currently being provided, are:Diagnostic hearing evaluations, including pure tone testing (air and bone conduction), tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing Hearing aid evaluations and consultations Hearing ai
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Albuquerque Hearing Associates
(505) 859-7778
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I
Albuquerque, NM
Services
At Albuquerque Hearing Associates, it is our deepest desire to provide the highest level of service and state of the art technology. As our guest you can expect to receive the attention and care that you need in order to make the best decision regarding hearing solutions for yourself.* We offer a range of services for adults and children including but not limited to:* Basic comprehensive evaluations* Modified testing for individuals with limited verbal or cognitive function* Acoustic impedance
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audio Acoustics Hearing Center
(866) 653-7149
1000 W 4th St
Roswell, NM
Services
Audiology Services
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Care
(575) 446-4314
1401 10th St Ste C
Alamogordo, NM
Services
Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations for all agesAccess to ENT physicianHearing Aid selection, fitting and follow-up services for all agesEar wax removal servicesTinnitus evaluation and treatmentVestibular and Balance evaluation and treatmentAuditory Brainstem testingNoise protection devices
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Loud Noise and Hard of Hearing People

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A hard of hearing person asked:

Is the noise damage threshold the same for me as it is for a person with normal hearing? Do I just add my decibel loss (by frequency) to the noise damage threshold for normal ears? [approximately 80 to 85 dB] If sustained noise at 90 dB is bad for a person with normal hearing, does my noise damage threshold start at 150 dB because I have a 60 dB hearing loss?

Excellent question. I used to wonder about this too. It sounds so plausible on the surface–hard of hearing people can stand far more noise than hearing people because of their underlying hearing loss.

Although this is generally true for people with conductive hearing losses, it certainly is not true for the vast majority of us since we have sensorineural hearing losses.

Here is why. Think about this logically. The mechanism of damage is the same whether we have normal hearing or are hard of hearing. Excessively loud sounds damage our ears by destroying both the minute hairs (cilia) on the hair cells, and the underlying hair cells themselves too. When this happens, that hair cell no longer sends a signal to our brains. As a result we end up with a hearing loss at the frequency of sound that hair cell was sensitive to.

At first, if we have normal hearing, the few destroyed hair cells would not produce noticeable hearing loss. But when enough hair cells are destroyed, the message being sent to our brains is riddled with “gaps” which we notice as hearing loss. The actual damage to our inner ears is the same whether we have near normal hearing or have a profound hearing loss.

However, if we have a severe or profound loss, we may not seem to lose much more hearing from being exposed to loud sounds. This is not because we have a higher tolerance for loud sounds, but because there are not many hair cells left to be destroyed! (I’ve seen pictures where whole banks of hair cells are completely missing. This is quite striking when compared to pictures with all the hair cells present.)

Therefore, in answer to your question, “No, you cannot add the amount of your hearing loss to the noise damage threshold to find the amount of noise you can stand without further damaging your hearing.” For example, it is absolutely wrong for me to think that since I have an 80 dB loss, I can stand noise at 90 dB plus the 80 dB I am missing for a total of 170 dB before I do any further damage to my ears. This loud a sound will definitely instantly destroy more of my remaining hearing.

Not only that, in actual fact, I will be writhing in pain long before I hear a sound that loud. Why? Most of us with severe or worse hearing losses usually have severe recruitment as well. As a result, our tolerance for loud ...

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Our Children

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

If you had to guess, what percentage of children between the ages of 6 and 19 years of age would you think have noise-induced hearing loss? (Note: this is not hearing loss from causes such as middle ear infections, heredity, etc., but just noise-induced hearing loss.)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the answer is 12.5%. This means that approximately 5,200,000 kids in the USA have permanent noise-induced hearing loss (1). It’s shocking to realize that on the average, 1 in every 8 children you meet each day has a significant hearing loss just from listening to sounds that are too loud.

There are two areas of concern.

First, it’s about time parents take an active interest in what their kids are listening to and at what volume. Safe sound levels are a maximum of 80 dB if they are going to listen for any length of time.

Second, teachers need to be aware that at the very minimum 1 out of every 8 of their students have trouble hearing them. Yet I hear so many teachers say they don’t know of any students in their classrooms that have hearing losses.

Now you know. They are there--3 or 4 in the average classroom-- in every classroom in the nation. Add to these, the many other children, especially in the lower grades, with hearing loss from ear infections, allergies, etc. One study showed that on any given day, 15% of the children in elementary schools have a significant hearing loss. ...

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