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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Savannah GA

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

Ent Associates Of Savannah, PC
(888) 749-6271
5203 Frederick St
Savannah, GA
Services
OtolaryngologyHead and Neck SurgeryCT ScansAudiogramsVoice and Swallowing CenterOn-site Audiology And Hearing Aid Services
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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 ,Saturday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Advanced Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
(888) 431-6083
1676 Mulkey Rd Ste 100
Austell, GA
Services
Hearing aids, assistive listening devices, hearing aid repair and service, custom ear molds, ear plugs, communication ear pieces, adult and pediatric hearing evaluation, otoacoustic emissions, tinnitus assessment, tinnitus retraining therapy, Neuromonics tinnitus treatment, electrical nerve stimulation therapy for tinnitus, dizziness and balance assessment, speech evaluation and therapy,
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday07:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Doctors Of Georgia
(888) 484-5409
181 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste A1
Riverdale, GA
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Hearing:Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Research shows that untreated hearing loss can cause loss of income, isolation, frustration, and health related problems. The Better Hearing Institute is a nonprofit organization that reports each year on the negative effects of hearing loss and also on how successful today’s hearing aid technology is at correcting hearing loss.Hearing Doctors of Georgia are able to test hearing on any age person from birth to adult. Each of ou
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SundayClosed
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Southern Otologic Clinic PC
(706) 955-2209
818 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 204
Augusta, GA
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* Office placement of ventilation tubes using the laser (OtoLAM) with topical anesthesia for most children and adults experiencing hearing loss and ear infections due to persistent middle ear fluid. * Argon laser stapedectomy for the hearing loss of otosclerosis. * Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy procedures for hearing loss, infection, perforation, cholesteatoma. * Medical treatment, the Meniett, endolymphatic sac surgery, intratympanic gentamicin and other treatments for Meniere’s
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Athens Hearing Clinic
(706) 410-2570
1061 Dowdy Road Suite 204
Athens, GA
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COMPLETE SELECTION OF HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY FORADULT AND PEDIATRIC PATIENTSNEWBORN, PEDIATRIC AND ADULT HEARING EVALUATIONS OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS (OAE)Beneficial in the auditory evaluation of newborns and the difficult to test AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE TESTING (ABR)Neurological assessment and auditory threshold determination VIDEONYSTAGMOGRAPHY (VNG)Dizziness and balance assessment ELECTROCOCHLEOGRAPHY (ECoG)Beneficial in the diagnosis of Endolymphatic Hydrops/ Meniere''s Disease OCCUPATIONAL
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MondayClosed
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Savannah Speech & Hearing Ctr.
(888) 904-6542
1206 E 66th St
Savannah, GA
Services
The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is pleased to offer services in Effingham County. Comprehensive speech pathology and audiology services are now available at the United Way Service Center in Rincon.
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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 ,Friday11:00 AM - 11:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Westech Hearing
(706) 405-4732
4401 Armour Rd
Columbus, GA
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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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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M Edwin Davis MD
(866) 414-9563
33 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 117
Riverdale, GA
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Audiology &
(706) 438-4046
1000 Cowles Clinic Way Ste D-200
Greensboro, GA
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Comprehensive Audiometric Evaluations (pediatric and adult)Advanced Hearing Device FittingsService on all Makes and ModelsCustom Earmolds for Hunters, Musicians and iPods
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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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Columbus Speech & Hearing Ctr.
(706) 405-4361
2424 Double Churches Road
Columbus, GA
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Hearing Services •Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation•Otoacoustic Emissions Testing•Hearing Aid Evaluation/Demonstration•Hearing Aid Sales/Repairs/Accessories•Auditory Brainstem Response Testing?Sleep Deprived?Sedated•ENG/VNG Dizzy/Balance Study Testing•Complete Hearing Healthcare Speech Language Services •Speech Language Evaluation/Therapy•Voice Evaluation/Therapy•Swallowing Evaluation/Therapy•Fluency Evaluation/Therapy•Reading Evaluation
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SundayClosed ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 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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