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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Norman OK

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

Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
Services
Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
Hours
SundayClosed
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Advanced ENT
(405) 622-3790
1201 S Douglas Blvd Ste L
Midwest City, OK
Services
comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations and hearing aid fittings
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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Eastern Oklahoma E N T Inc.
(918) 347-6047
5020 E 68th St
Tulsa, OK
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Jon A. Winston, M.A. Dispenser
(405) 562-6303
3435 NW 56th St Ste 709A
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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Richard B. Dawson MD & Assoc.
(405) 562-6386
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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St. Anthony Audiology Clinic
(405) 562-6301
608 Nw 9th St Ste 5100
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Testing; Hearing Aids; Cochlear Implant Mapping; Vestibular Testing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 364-2684
3650 W. Rock Creek Rd.
Norman, OK
Specialty
tinnitus treatment
Gender
female
Education
Doctor of Audiology

Advanced Hearing Care
(918) 876-4650
4100 SE Adams Rd Ste C106
Bartlesville, OK
Services
At Advanced Hearing Care, the most important service that we offer is comprehensive audiological evaluation. Our initial evaluation and consultation will follow a Four-Step Process: Interview, Examination, Diagnostic Process, and Treatment Consultation. Our Diagnostic Process can incorporate a number of tests, including air and bone conduction testing, speech discrimination, tympanometry, and other more in-depth procedures.If through the Diagnostic Process we do find that you have a hearing los
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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
Services
Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

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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