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Protective Ear Muffs New Bedford MA

Local resource for protective ear muffs in New Bedford, 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.

Coastal Hearing Care
(508) 938-1604
383 Rockdale Ave
New Bedford, MA
Services
Free hearing tests, as well as free cleanings of all hearing aids regardless of where purchased. Also custom earmolds and swimplugs made. We also handle factory repairs on most brands of hearing aids. Digital hearing aids purchased elsewhere can be reprogrammed for a small fee.
Hours
SundayClosed
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Truesdale Audiology Associates
(508) 669-3706
1030 President Ave Rm 124
Fall River, MA
Services
Our Clinic featuresExtensive medical services are provided at the Truesdale Clinic. Below is a list of medical and surgical specialties represented throughout our Clinic. Appointments should be made directly with each physician or service. For general information, the Truesdale Clinic maintains a business office which is open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily. Please contact us for more info.Cardiology:Truesdale Cardiology AssociatesPeter S. Cohn, M.D., F.A.C.C.David J. Farber, M.D., F.A.C.C.Pet
Hours
Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Payment
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Mass Audiology And Hearing &
(508) 689-7624
514 Hanover St
Fall River, MA
Services
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are the largest models and can house a variety of circuit options and amplify sounds to a greater degree than most custom models. BTEs rest behind the ear and sound is sent to the ear canal via the earmold and clear plastic tubing molded to fit comfortably in the outer ear area
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

David Gager, MS CCC-A FAA
(508) 444-8087
200A Jones Rd
Falmouth, MA
Services
We provide the full range of services for treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat conditions in adults and children. * Problems with ears, such as infections, pain, hearing problems, deformities * Problems with the nose, such as blockage, drainage, sinus infections, pain, injuries, appearance issues * Read about our recommended treatment for snoring * Swallowing and voice problems * Facial Plastic Surgery: offering minimally invasive techniques along with more traditional methods for im
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Morton Hospital
(508) 802-4179
2007 Bay St Speech Hearing Language Ctr.
Taunton, MA
Services
Our programs and services include:Adult Health Clinic for the Uninsured Breast Care CenterBreastfeeding (Lactation) Services Cancer CareCardiac Diagnostic ServicesDay Surgery CenterDiabetes ServicesElder Behavioral Health Services Program 24- Hour Emergency Department: including ExpressMed service for the treatment of non-urgent illnesses and injuries First Impressions Maternity CenterGift ShopHIV Client Services ProgramHyperbaric Oxygen TherapyLaboratoryMental Health and Subs
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday07:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday07:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday07:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday07:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday07:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Northeast Ear Nose & Throat
(866) 807-0427
299 Founce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday07:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday07:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday07:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday07:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday07:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Southcoast Hospitals
(508) 669-3693
283 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
Services
Southcoast Health System was formed in 1996 from the merged entity of St. Luke''s Health Care System in New Bedford, Mass., Charlton Health System in Fall River, Mass., and Tobey Health Systems in Wareham, Mass.Southcoast has a total of 41 ancillary facilities throughout the South Coast region. In addition to its three community hospitals, Southcoast Health System also includes an assisted living facility, home health care and hospice, a wellness center and numerous outpatient medical services.S
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Simply Hearing
(508) 444-8085
533 Palmer Ave
Falmouth, MA
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Linda Arectos, MS, CCCA
(508) 444-8084
346 Gifford St
Falmouth, MA
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

The Home Depot
(413)731-9700
179 Dagget Drive
West Springfield, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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