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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Toms River NJ

Local resource for noise-induced hearing loss treatment in Toms River. 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.

Garden State Hearing
(732) 606-4352
83 Route 37 W
Toms River, NJ
Services
Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.The test is completed in a sound booth using earphones and bone conduction oscillator. The Audiologist then uses the audiogram to determine the type and severity of hearing loss. These tests should help determine whether a hearing loss is best treated medically or with hearing aids.ENG Test - ElectronystagmogramThe ENG test is probably
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Forked River Hearing Aid Ctr.
(609) 488-4043
442 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 3:00pm ( ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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NJ Hearing Health Center, Inc.
(732) 451-6329
1673 Route 88
Brick, NJ
Services
Hearing Aid Evaluation/Prescription/FittingPatients are evaluated for hearing aid amplification based upon audiologic findings. Recommendations are given for the most appropriate model and circuitry. Patients are presented with choices and options depending upon their individual needs. Hearing aid check-ups are routine for adults. For our pediatric populations, ongoing evaluations are performed to obtain additional information for adjustments and transitions from one academic or physical setting
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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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Coastal Hearing & Balance Center
(732) 312-5202
3700 State Route 33
Neptune, NJ
Services
Adult and Pediatric Hearing Evaluations Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting Hearing Aid Repair Tinnitus Treatment Vestibular Evaluation
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 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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Professional Hearing Speech
(732) 982-4146
4257 US Highway 9 Suite 6B
Freehold, NJ
Services
Speech Therapy Infant & Pediatric Hearing Testing Adult Hearing Testing
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New Jersey Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers
(732) 573-6295
500 Lakehurst Rd
Toms River, NJ
Services
We are a full-service audiology and hearing aid dispensing practice with two conveniently located offices just minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 81 and exit 63. We have two full-time Doctors of Audiology and two in-house ENT physicians to better serve you and streamline your care. We provide comprehensive diagnostic hearing tests, tinnitus evaluations and treatments, dizziness and vertigo evaluations and treatments, hearing aid dispensing and repairs. Same day fitting of hearing aids is av
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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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Sound Hearing Center/Dr. S Moosa Jaffari MD.
(732) 719-4530
814 River Ave
Lakewood, NJ
Services
We provide a full range of ear, nose, and throat sevices. This includes audiological sevices and hearing aid dispensing under physician supervision. This allows the patient full medical claerence and ongoing medical treatment of hearing loss.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 03:30 PM by Appointment
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Total Hearing Care - Brick
(732) 451-3013
525 Jack Martin Blvd Ste 104
Brick, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Total Hearing Care - Neptune
(732) 361-4412
444 Neptune Blvd Unit 1
Neptune, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Hearing Solutions
(732) 982-2055
301 US Highway 9
Freehold, NJ
Services
Hearing Test/ Hearing Aids Sales/ Hearing Aid Sevice Hearing Aid Repairs/ FM Systems
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:30 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 03:30 PM by Appointment
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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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