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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Brockton MA

Local resource for noise-induced hearing loss treatment in Brockton. 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.

Advanced Hearing Care Inc.
(508) 232-6147
1324 Belmont St
Brockton, MA
Services
Our goals are to properly diagnose the type and severity of your hearing loss, and to recommend the best solution for you, given your daily needs, activities, and life style. Should you require a hearing aid, we can fit you right here in the office. Our service is personal and customized.
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SundayClosed
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E N T Specialists, Inc.
(508) 436-2118
35 Pearl St Ste 200
Brockton, MA
Services
Our board certified physicians and licensed audiologists will help diagnose and treat your hearing and balance problems. We offer comprehensive audiologic services to help diagnosis hearing loss in all age groups, from infants to the elderly. In addition we are uniquely qualified to discuss the full range of options to help improve your hearing, from hearing aids to ear surgery.We also offer detailed balance testing to help diagnosis and treat your balance and dizziness problems.
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SundayClosed
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Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
(617) 274-8093
1 Compass Way
East Bridgewater, MA
Services
Our services range from routine checkups to treatment and surgery for highly complex conditions
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SundayClosed
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South Shore Hearing Center
(781) 347-1140
541 Main St PO Box 134
Weymouth, MA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment
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MASS Audiology & Hearing Aid
(508) 802-4193
407 Route 44
Raynham, MA
Services
There are four common styles of hearing instruments. All four help with mild to moderate losses, but if your loss is more severe, choices can be limited. While size is the most obvious difference, each style has differentattributes that are important to consider.Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are the largest models and can house a variety of circuit options and amplify sounds to a greater degree than most custom models. BTEs rest behind the ear and sound is sent to the ear canal via th
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Tobias And Batite
(508) 436-2122
1 Pearl St Ste 1900
Brockton, MA
Services
Tobias & Battite offers both in-house and factory repairs for all makes and models of hearing aids including Beltone and Miracle Ear. In-house repair services include:Re-tubing of earmoldsVacuum cleaning of microphone and receiver portsDehumidification of instrumentRepair of cracks in instrument shell/caseConversion of earmolds to CFA configurationReplacement of tone hooks, volume wheel and control coversHome VisitsFor your convenience, home visits are available within the Boston Metro area
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SundayClosed
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Mass Audiolgoy
(508) 436-2127
165 Westgate Dr
Brockton, MA
Services
There are four common styles of hearing instruments. All four help with mild to moderate losses, but if your loss is more severe, choices can be limited. While size is the most obvious difference, each style has differentattributes that are important to consider.Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are the largest models and can house a variety of circuit options and amplify sounds to a greater degree than most custom models. BTEs rest behind the ear and sound is sent to the ear canal via th
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Quality Hearing Aid Service
(508) 202-4947
12 Quill Cir
Randolph, MA
Services
Canal Hearing AidsCustom All-in-the-Ear AidsBehind-the-Ear & BodyHearing AidsBatteriesEar Molds Repairs30-Day Trial PeriodSenior Citizen DiscountNo Interest Payment Plans
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Care Center
(781) 318-3069
450 N Main St
Sharon, MA
Services
Hearing loss is a health issueSome people think hearing loss is a mechanical problem. Hearing less these days? Buy an electronic marvel and fix it. The fact is, hearing loss -- like vision impairment or physical disability -- is a health problem. There are dozens of possible causes, a wide variety of symptoms and variations, and an assortment of side effects and emotional impacts. And for each unique combination of causes, symptoms, variations, side effects and emotional impacts, a unique combin
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Stephen Tobias Hearing Center
(617) 934-0675
382 Quincy Ave
Quincy, MA
Services
Our custom in-the-ear model is made from an impression of your ear. The aid''s performance is designed according to your hearing test results. This digital model EVO shown is currently available for $1250.00.All specials and products are subject to change. please call for recent updates. Thank You!This custom canal model shown here has a cosmetic advantage and retails for $1750.00. This model is available for $1450.00 complete!Completely-in-the-canal or C.I.C. as they''re called, are the least v
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 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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