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Protective Ear Muffs Boston MA

Local resource for protective ear muffs in Boston, MA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to protective ear muffs, ear plugs, ear gauges, and safety products, as well as advice and content on hearing loss, safety supplies, and ears and hearing.

Daniels Hearing Center
(617) 892-4196
830 Harrison Ave J Joseph Moakley Bldg
Roxbury, MA
Services
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDsAuditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Balance and Dizziness: Positional Vertigo and Epley ManeuverCentral Auditory Processing EvaluationsEar Molds: Custom-made noise protection earmoldsFirstSound Newborn Screening ProviderHearing Aids: Sales and ServiceHearing Evaluations: AdultsHearing Evaluations: ChildrenLoop Induction SystemsMusicians'' Custom Ear Plugs and MonitorsReal-ear measurementTinnitus Diagnostics
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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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Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
(617) 910-3058
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Services
Eye CareOur ophthalmology services and specialties range from eye-care checkups to treating the most complex vision and eye-related issues.Ear, Nose, Throat,Head & Neck CareSpecialties in otolaryngology range from sinus care and sleep disorders to head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and facial nerve reconstruction.Pediatric CareThere''s no such thing as routine, when it comes to your child''s healthcare. Our pediatric specialists and surgeons offer world-class, compassionate,
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MondayClosed ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Northeastern University
(617) 580-3020
30 Leon Street 503 Behrakis Health Science Ct
Boston, MA
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SundayClosed
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Professional Hearing Aid
(617) 849-8801
1101 Beacon St Ste 8e
Brookline, MA
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SundayClosed
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Boston ENT Associates
(617) 553-4665
1153 Centre St Ste 52
Jamaica Plain, MA
Services
AUDIOLOGY SERVICESOur audiology team conducts comprehensive hearing evaluations which include tympanometry, air and bone conduction, as well as word recognition testing. If a patient is a hearing aid candidate and decides to pursue amplification the audiologist would proceed with a hearing aid evaluation, fitting and follow-up appointment. The audiologists work with a range of hearing aid manufacturers and a specific hearing aid is recommended based on a patient''s lifestyle and needs.At our Fa
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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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Tobias And Battite Inc.
(617) 274-8001
16 Temple Place
Boston, MA
Services
Otoscopy - A visual inspection of your ear canal and eardrum Pure Tone Audiometry - Measuring the softest sounds you can hear at a variety of pitches Speech Reception Threshold - The softest level you can hear speech Speech Discrimination - Testing how accurately you hear speech at amplified levels Loudness and Tolerance measurements - Documentation of your personal loudness tolerance range to ensure that amplification is never uncomfortably loud Tympanometry - Measuring the movement of your ear
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Brigham Womens Hospital
(617) 505-1956
45 Francis St
Boston, MA
Services
Cartilage RepairFace TransplantRobotic SurgeryHybrid ORPercutaneous Aortic Valve ReplacementDIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Hours
MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
(617) 505-1953
110 Francis St Ste 6E
Boston, MA
Services
Comprehensive Care Centers Cancer CenterCardioVascular InstituteDigestive Disease CenterSpine CenterTransplant Institute
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SundayOpen by Appointment ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Brookline Hearing Service Inc.
(617) 505-1952
1842 Beacon St Ste 403
Brookline, MA
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SundayClosed
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Faulkner Hospital
(617) 553-4654
1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Protection When Cutting Grass

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October 2, 2006: 6:38 am: Dr. Neil Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Ear Protection When Cutting Grass

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man asked:

Because I have a lot of grass to mow I spend 2 to 4 hours per week on a riding mower. My question is how best to protect what is left of my hearing. I believe my best options are high quality ear muffs or noise canceling ear muffs. (I no longer use foam plugs in the ear canal because they tend to push wax deep into the ear and form a plug that is difficult to remove.) Is there any research on this subject to guide me?

In order to protect your hearing, all you need to do is bring down the loud sounds to 80 dB or less.When wearing ear muffs with a 30 dB rating, you could be in noise as loud as 110 dB. Lawn mowers and tractors produce sounds in the neighborhood of 100 dB (more or less depending on the model).

Therefore, good ear muffs with a protection rating of about 30 dB would be more than adequate. They would bring sounds down to about 70 dB which is not damaging to your ears at all.

Incidentally, my ear muffs work so well for me that I can’t even hear my motor running. (I use a walk behind mower.)

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Lawnmowers and Ear Protection

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November 12, 2006: 1:05 pm: Dr. Neil Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Lawnmowers and Ear Protection

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote

Because I have a lot of grass to mow I spend 2 to 4 hours per week on a riding mower. My question is how best to protect what is left of my hearing. I believe my best options are high quality ear muffs or noise canceling ear muffs.

I’m glad you are concerned about your remaining hearing because once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I would think that good ear muffs with a protection rating of about 30 dB would be more than adequate. All you are trying to do is bring the loud sounds down to 80 dB or so. With a 30 dB rating, you could be in noise as loud as 110 dB–and I doubt your riding mower is that loud.

My ear muffs work so well for me I can’t even hear my motor running. (I use a walk behind mower.)

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