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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for noise-induced hearing loss treatment in Baton Rouge. 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.

Scallan Hearing Aid Ctr.
(225) 304-0622
8211 Goodwood Blvd Ste B1
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Video Otoscopic Examinations * Hearing Evaluations * Hearing Aid Diagnostics * Hearing Aid Repairs * Clean Hearing Aids * Assistive Listening Devices * Hearing Aid Accessories * Replace Battery Doors * Swim/Noise Ear Plugs * Hearing Aid Ear Molds * Alarm Clocks * Tinnitus counsellingWe fit and/or repair the following manufacturers:Audibel, Beltone, Electone, General Hearing, GN Resound, Magnatone, Microtech, NuEar, Omni, Oticon, Phonak, Qualitone, Rexton, Siem
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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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ENT Medical Center
(225) 319-5125
5258 Dijon Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Our hearing center offers complete audiological (hearing) evaluations and vestibular (inner ear) testing for all ages. We also offer a wide range of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries and hearing aid accessories as well as ear-molds for noise protection and swimming.
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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 - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Womans Hospital
(225) 590-7158
9050 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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SundayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic
(225) 240-7562
16777 Medical Center Dr 1st FL Front Desk
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
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MondayClosed
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Audiology Group LLC
(225) 304-0018
10537 Kentshire Ct Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
We provide services for all age groups. Our testing and services include, but are not limited to: Hearing Testing, Middle Ear Testing, Auditory Processing Testing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Repairs, Hearing Aid Accessories, Noise Protection, Earmolds, Earplugs, Industrial Hearing Testing, Off site Hearing Screenings, Educational Seminars, Product Demonstrations. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Please call or stop by for more information on products, cu
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Baton Rouge Clinic AMC
(225) 755-9607
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
See Surgical Services SectionInternal MedicinePreventative Health Care Hospital Care & Consultation Routine Health Exams Preoperative Evaluations Travel Medicine Advisory & Immunization Aviation Medicine Geriatrics Sports MedicineThe Cardiovascular Center of ExcellenceVascular Medicine Consultations for: Refractory Hypertension Management Advanced Lipid Management For Refractory Cholesterol and/or Blood Fat Elevation 24 Hour Blood Pressure MonitoringNeurologyBaclofen Pump (Spasticity) Botox Inje
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Solutions Inc
(225) 240-7558
8251 Summa Ave Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Clinical hearing evaluations * Hearing aid dispensing with a complete line of hearing aids selected from an extensive list of hearing aid manufacturers and hearing aid technologies * 30-day trial period on hearing aids (minimum) * Hearing protection and conservation * Earmolds for noise protection, for musicians and sound monitoring, and for use with communication equipment
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic Foundation
(225) 319-5109
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
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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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Baton Rouge ENT Associates
(225) 304-0019
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 2222
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge is a specialized hospital led by physicians specializing in: * Ear, Nose, and Throat * General Surgery * Hand Surgery * Orthopaedics * Pediatric Ophthalmology * Pediatric Surgery * Podiatry * Spine * Urology
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday07:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Nose And Throat Associates
(225) 319-5112
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 2121
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates of Corpus Christi physicians have been providing medical services in Corpus Christi for over 25 years. We are the premier Ear, Nose, & Throat group in Corpus Christi and all of South Texas.Our physicians are highly trained board certified otolaryngologists. They specialize in ear, nose, and throat, head and neck, and facial cosmetic problems. Our clinical staff includes licensed and experienced audiologists, radiological technologists, speech pathologists, and clin
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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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