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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Mc Kinney TX

Local resource for noise-induced hearing loss treatment in Mc Kinney. 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.

Allen Hearing Clinic
(972) 468-0473
915 W Exchange Pkwy Ste 180A
Allen, TX
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss i
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Calvert Hearing Care
(972) 468-0472
109 Central Expy N Ste 533
Allen, TX
Services
We provide comprehensive hearing care services for all age groups. We specialize in hearing loss and dispensing state-of-the-art digital hearing instrument technology. In addition, we evaluate and treat balance disorders for the dizzy patient.
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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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Alliance Hearing Solutions
(972) 468-8053
4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 780
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing aid consultation, evaluation, fitting, and counseling, 100% digital hearing instruments, 30-day evaluation period, Hearing aid repairs, Loss/Damage/Repair Insurance, Maintenance Accessories, Interest-free payment options. Diagnostic Audiology. Custom ear plugs (swimmers, hunters, music-lovers)
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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 - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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SHARP HEARING - The Audiology Center
(972) 535-8426
4012 W Park Blvd Ste A
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Aids, Assistive Listening Devices, Hearing Aid Maintenace and Repairs, Tinnitus Evaluations and Tinnitus Treatments.
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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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North Dallas ENT
(972) 468-8106
7150 N George Bush Hwy Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related, a symptom in one place could be the result of a problem in another. We’ll take the time to carefully examine the source of your problem, then provide the most appropriate treatment. PediatricInfants and children experience ear, nose and throat problems that are unique to their young ages and require special equipment for hearing tests, a pediatric-trained anesthesiologist and dedicated operating rooms. Facial Plastic and Recons
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Center Of Allen
(972) 439-1268
1105 Central Expy N Ste 210
Allen, TX
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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North Dallas ENT
(469) 685-1542
5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 170
Plano, TX
Services
Drs. J. Robert Wyatt, Allison N. Wyll and Colin D. Pero specialize in Otolaryngology-the medical and surgical treatment of problems of the ears, nose and throat. We offer a full range of adult and pediatric services for these problems, all with a focus on patient safety. To give you a better idea of how we can help you, we’ve included a brief description of each service we provide, as well as a link to more detailed information.AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Enhanced Hearing Professionals
(972) 535-8361
5957 Dallas Pkwy Ste 100
Plano, TX
Services
Services Provided:Clinical diagnosis and examination of the ears, nose, throat, sinus, head and neck Allergy management Allergy testing and treatment Hearing Assessment/Audiology Hearing aids
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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 - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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North Texas
(972) 535-8428
6300 W Parker Rd Ste 326
Plano, TX
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SundayClosed
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ENT Consultants of N. Texas
(972) 468-8108
7150 N. George Bush Hwy Ste 202
Garland, TX
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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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