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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment Watertown NY

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Watertown Audiology, PC
(315) 836-4561
53-59 Public Sq Fl 2
Watertown, NY
Services
We specialize in the study of:Normal and impaired hearingPrevention of hearing lossIdentification and assessment of hearing and balance issuesRehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Oneida Audiology, Hearing
(315) 366-4528
221 Broad St Ste 201
Oneida, NY
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SundayClosed
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WestSide Audiology Services
(315) 849-4095
5700 W Genesee St
Camillus, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Center
(518) 638-4186
135 North Rd
Gansevoort, NY
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SundayClosed
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Long Island E N T Assoc. PC
(516) 342-7534
875 Old Country Rd Ste 200
Plainview, NY
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Services & ProceduresWe offer evaluation and treatment for the following:EarHearing LossVertigo & balance disordersRinging in ears (tinnitus)Fluid/recurrent infectionsEar tubesEar drum perforationsDisorders of the hearing bonesCongenital deformities (lop ear, pits )Cysts and tumorsSkin cancersEar waxExternal ear canal problemsNose and SinusNasal allergiesRecurrent sinus infectionsBalloon Sinuplasty™Nasal obstructionNasal polypsNosebleedsCosmetic nasal surgeryThroatRecurrent sore throatsTon
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 09:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Watertown Hearing Center
(315) 836-4699
200 Mullin St Sherman-Mullin Bldg Suite 101
Watertown, NY
Services
We offer a wide range of products and services including Delta Hearing devices.Click Here to vist www.my-delta.comProducts & Services:Diagnostic TestingDigital Hearing AidsFittingsFree Hearing ScreeningHearing Aid BatteriesHearing Aid EvaluationSpecialties:Hearing ScreeningHome FittingDigital Technology
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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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Health Assoc, P.C.
(516) 612-8744
176 N Village Ave Ste 1C
Rockville Centre, NY
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Our Services * Digital Hearing AidComplete Audiological Evaluations * Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Testing * Hearing Aid Evaluations * Advanced Ear Mold Selection Skills * Swim Plugs, Musician Plugs, etc. * Wide Selection of Hearing Aids * Hearing Aid Accessories * Assistive Listening Devices * Amplified Telephones * Complete Hearing Health Care for Hearing Aids o Quarterly Cleanings Hearing Aid Batteriesand Hearing Aid Checks o Hearing Aid
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Mcguires Hearing Aid Service
(631) 653-1082
818 E Main St
Riverhead, NY
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FREE SCREENING: Free demo of the latest technology and free consultation. Family tradition of serving Long Island hearing-impaired populations for 40 years Uncompromising pledge of professional service offered by caring staff Provider of the most technologically advanced digital hearing instruments Substantial discounts on digital hearing instruments Serving all hearing populations, from profoundly impaired to those who simply require clarity Most extensive warranties and service nationally
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SundayClosed
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Staten Island Audiological Svc
(718) 618-5673
1173 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Services
We provide a full range of audiological services, including hearing testing, video-electronystagmography evaluations, auditory brainstem response evaluations and central auditory processing evaluations.Our office provides evaluations for the latest hearing aid techology. We also offer custom earmolds, muscian ear protection, swim molds, and recreational ear protection.All evaluations are completed by Doctors of Audiology who are licensed by New York State.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Family Hearing Center
(845) 234-4176
18 Westage Business Ctr Dr Suite 16
Fishkill, NY
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Audiology and hearing aid sales and service. Highest level of patient service.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:30 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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