4117 S Water Tower Place, Ste C
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-6293
Fellow of American Academy of Audiology
Member of Illinois Academy of Audiology
Certified by American Board of Audiology
Audiologists perform a hearing evaluation to determine the type and severity of the hearing problem. There are three parts to a hearing evaluation:
√ Review of your medical and hearing history.
√ Visual examination of the eardrums and ear canals.
√ Testing the hearing.
√ If the noise is too loud, you don’t have to be near it, avoid it walk away.
√ Moving back 10 to 15 feet from the noise can reduce the intensity that is going into your ears.
√ Avoiding loud sounds can be a highly effective approach for protecting your hearing.
√ Be aware of how long you have been in a noisy environment, exposure time also plays a role in NIHL.
√ TVs, car stereos, and MP3 players are often culprits of dangerously high noises.
√ Most volume controls do not have a safety point for when the (dB) level is too high.
√ Turning down the volume will reduce prolonged exposure to harmful decibels.
√ Keep the volume at 50%.
√ When listening to anything with ear buds or ear phones: if someone next to you can hear what you are hearing,
the volume is probably too loud.
√ If you know you are going to be around noise over 85 dB, the best solution is to wear ear protection.
√ Generic earplugs – Must be pushed far in the ear for the best seal.
√ Custom earplugs (made to fit your ear)
√ See your audiologist for these, similar to what musicians and pilots wear.
1641Earmuffs- must cover the full ear.
NOT FASHION EARMUFFS
0% financing available for up to 18 mo. on hearing aids.