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MRI Testing Double Hearing Protection

[Revised March 12, 2019]. Experts now recommend MRI testing double hearing protection: earplugs plus earmuffs together. MRIs are high risk for hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis. Sometimes ENTs recommend an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to help diagnose different conditions, including possible causes of hearing problems. MRIs use magnetism, radio waves and a computer to create …

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Notched Pattern of Hearing Loss Not All From Leisure Noise Damage

(2018, Mar 2) had some alarming stats. Based on notched audiograms (one or both ears), 24% of non-occupational hearing loss in Americans is extrapolated to be from noise. This is an overestimate. Because audiometric notches, often called noise notches, can also be from age-related and genetic hearing loss. Evidence-based science shows you can’t blame all …

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