MRI Machines are LOUD!
Doctors order more than 35 million MRIs in the US every year, and most people consider it a pretty routine test. However, the sound in MRI machines can reach decibel levels beyond that recommended by OSHA when it comes to workplace safety. If your doctor orders an MRI for you, discuss why the test is so important to your health. Contact Little Rock Audiology to talk about the fact that you are about to have an MRI and the steps that you can take to protect yourself. Based on current findings, it is also a good idea to get your own hearing protection rather than relying on whatever they have at the doctor’s office or hospital.