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trying

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The new MRI "silent mode" MRI has been around since 2013 it appears but is only now appears to becoming more available in hospitals. https://www.itnonline.com/article/michigan-hospital-first-install-noiseless-mri-system

more information on new silent MRI http://www3.gehealthcare.ca/en/products/categories/magnetic_resonance_imaging/silent_scan

Here is another hospital with new silent MRI-, thus, it is good to search in ones country,  city, community
-https://www.toronto.com/news-story/6689722-q-and-a-with-barbara-collins-the-incoming-president-and-ceo-of-humber-river-hospital/
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That is wonderful news!

With ear plugs/muffs most hyperacusis patients should be able to use those without problems.
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Thanks for telling us this good news.  I have sent an inquiry to the link you listed and see if there is one hospital/clinic near me.

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This is great and about time!  However it is too late for me and others.  It is also my understanding that it is not really that quiet.  

My ENT is recommending that I have NO more MRI's.  I always tell my doctors they need to do an alternate test. My hearing has been ruined, and I refuse to have another, even if my life depended on it. 

Thanks for posting,
Kathy McCain
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so on this mir which they say is silent, what do they say about how it compares to results with the loud ones?


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trying

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The difference is supposed to be 65 db vs 100 db for the traditional MRI. 
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trying

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One can listen on line to hear the difference supposable. I have not used any MRI since getting hyperacusis, but I had to explore the option recently due to an unrelated health issue, should there be no other alternative but to have an MRI--I refused the usual MRI due to the noise level--even with ear muffs I felt it would be too loud for me.
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For myself It does not matter how quiet they are. This machine ruined my hearing and my life.  It is not just decibel, but frequencies as well. 

Thanks for posting though.  For people that have not been already injured I say...about time!!

Kathy 
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EDogg

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That’s completely understandable Kathy. I have forgone having my brain (inner ear) MRI given my very low LDLs. Modern day 3T MRIs can go north of 120 dB! That’s incredibly unfortunate. No degree of earplugs or ear muff will reduce that amount of sound energy to a comfortable level for me. I am certainly interested in the silent scanner, perhaps might check with the manufacturer to see who, in my region, could offer this. As an aside, these are also a great idea for pediatric MRIs as many kids are frightened by the loud noises of these and require conscious sedation. Why take that risk when you have the technology to make them quieter.

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Aplomado

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With earplugs, a 65 decibel machine should be tolerable to almost everyone with hyperacusis.
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trying

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MRI "Why take that risk when you have the technology to make them quieter. "

Exactly.  (The transition is slow to the quieter MRI's is likely cost--new = more expense.)
  But damaging people's ears, nervous system, children, is hopefully a motivator.  Likely a bit like the transition to digital x-ray, will be a slow transition, but still needed by many such as those with hyperacusis as the regular MRI are 100+ db
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