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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Greeley CO

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All About Hearing
(970) 744-4830
3820 Grant Ave
Loveland, CO
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CHANGE TEXT SIZE »Products & Services We offer the largest selection of styles and manufacturers, personalized care and the best pricing in Skagit and Island counties. There never has been a better time to... “Hear What You’ve Been Missing. Open Fit HearingInstruments have completely revolutionized the hearing industry by actually making people want to wear hearing aids! They feel light, you hear clearly, it’s that simple!Try them at home, at the office,at your place of
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-1334
3059 Walnut St
Boulder, CO
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Boulder County Gold---Best Hearing Aid Provider 2010-Diagnostic Audiological Evaluations-Hearing Aid Evaluations-Hearing Aid Fitting and Dedicated Follow-up-Repair and Remake of All Hearing Aid Makes and Models-Wax Removal-Hearing Aid Batteries-Assistive Listening Devices-Ear/Swim/Musician Plugs-Education on Individual Hearing Needs-Aural Rehabilitation and Family Counseling-Tinnitus TherapyIf you have questions/concerns that aren''t covered above, give us a call and we''ll see what we can do to
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2529
2770 Arapahoe Rd
Lafayette, CO
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2730
9894 Rosemont Ave Ste 104
Lone Tree, CO
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Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE) hearing devices are the most unobtrusive type of hearing instrument currently available. This style keeps the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. The appropriateness of these hearing devices is limited based on the degree of hearing loss.The Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument is almost invisible. If cosmetic appeal is important, many have found this to be the best device for them. The appropriateness of this style hearing instrument is limi
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Hearing Rehab Center Inc
(970) 423-7133
699 N. Summit Blvd Unit 1
Frisco, CO
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Hearing TestingIf hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.After the age of 50, a regular hearing test should be considered as important as one''s yearly physical checkup.Testing is painless, comfortable and safe. Basically, it consists of answering questions about your hearing health, recognizing everyday words at different volume levels, and identifying different sounds.Your ability to hear each t
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Hearing Rehab Center Inc
(970) 744-4491
2980 Ginnala Dr Unit 102
Loveland, CO
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As Audiologists, our job is to help people hear better, not to just sell them a product. It is important for a person with a hearing loss to understand their hearing loss and be educated on their options. We feel that through education, we can spread the word that it is okay to wear hearing aids and that when properly fit, hearing aids really DO work!! Technology is only as good as the person operating it. All of our Audiologists and hearing professionals are thoroughly trained on the latest hea
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Southwest Hearing Services
(970) 497-1742
816 S 5th St
Montrose, CO
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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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Community Hearing Center, inc.
(888) 632-4178
1186 Graves Ave Unit B
Estes Park, CO
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Hearing testing, Hearing aids sales, Hearing aid repairs, Hearing aid programming, Custom earmolds, Noise protection, Noise surveys, Musician Earmolds, Motorcycle ear protection, Communication earmolds, Vertigo diagnosis, BPPV treatment.We specialize in Ear wax Removal. We do have batteries.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Parker Center For Audiology
(303) 731-2545
62 Founders Pkwy Ste C2
Castle Rock, CO
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All About Hearing
(970) 744-4830
3820 Grant Ave
Loveland, CO
Services
CHANGE TEXT SIZE »Products & Services We offer the largest selection of styles and manufacturers, personalized care and the best pricing in Skagit and Island counties. There never has been a better time to... “Hear What You’ve Been Missing. Open Fit HearingInstruments have completely revolutionized the hearing industry by actually making people want to wear hearing aids! They feel light, you hear clearly, it’s that simple!Try them at home, at the office,at your place of
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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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