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Protective Ear Muffs Waterville ME

Local resource for protective ear muffs in Waterville, ME. 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.

Audiology and Hearing Aid Svcs
(207) 430-3698
325 D Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, ME
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SundayClosed
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Maine General Medical Center
(207) 430-3696
Audiology Dept. 6 E Chestnut St
Augusta, ME
Services
CounsellingOnce you have told us your problems and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products and facilities to meet your requirements:•Which ear has a problem hearing?•Which style of hearing aid is most suitable for you: analog, digitally programmable or fully digital?•Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any
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Maine General Medical Center
(207) 430-3697
30 Chase Ave F. T. Hill Center
Waterville, ME
Services
* Emergency and critical care * A full range of inpatient and outpatient surgery * Diagnostic services * Substance abuse and mental health services * Cancer care * Maternity services and newborn and child health programs
Hours
SundayClosed
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Marty Layne Associates
(207) 228-0138
23 Spring St Ste D
Scarborough, ME
Services
Diagnostic testing Assistive technologies Swim plugs Anesthesiology earmolds Audio productsHearing Loss Counseling Repairs Second opinions Physician consultation Family Education Hearing instrument cleaning
Hours
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 ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Waldo County General Hospital
(888) 473-0688
118 Northport Ave
Belfast, ME
Services
ANESTHESIOLOGY: the administration of drugs to relieve pain and manage vital life functions during surgery and recovery.AUDIOLOGY & HEARING AID SERVICES: a full range of hearing services including hearing evaluations, nearly invisible digital automatic hearing aids and other new fittings, hearing aid repairs, rebuilds and batteries, custom earmolds and soundplugs.CARDIAC REHABILITATION SERVICES: a comprehensive, multi-level program for patients with heart disease. The program offers a variety o
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SundayClosed
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Maine General Medical Center
(207) 430-3697
30 Chase Ave F. T. Hill Center
Waterville, ME
Services
* Emergency and critical care * A full range of inpatient and outpatient surgery * Diagnostic services * Substance abuse and mental health services * Cancer care * Maternity services and newborn and child health programs
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Healthcare Assoc. Inc.
(207) 430-3673
89 Hospital St Ste 3
Augusta, ME
Hours
SundayClosed
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University of Maine - Audiology Clinic
(207) 561-6522
28 Dun Hall
Orono, ME
Services
Hearing Evaluations (all age groups), Hearing aid consultations and fittings, assistive technologies for the hard of hearing, industrial hearing screenings
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Great Scott Audiology, PA
(207) 504-5157
331 Maine St Ste 4A
Brunswick, ME
Services
Services include: hearing evaluations, site of lesion testing, immittance measures, hearing aid evaluation, repair and adjustments and central auditory processing testing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Family Ear, Nose & Throat
(888) 331-9492
518 US Route 1 Suite A-8
Kittery, ME
Services
* Diagnostic audiological evaluations from a nationally certified, state licensed audiologist* Ear, nose & throat physician consultation and earwax removal* hearing aid evaluations and demonstrations* hearing aid dispensing* battery and hearing aid accessory sales * hearing loss and hearing aid education* medical, surgical and rehabilitative options for hearing loss treatment
Hours
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 ,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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