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RedStang523

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I was looking for experiences with MRI's.  Is there an MRI machine that's a little more quiet then others.  They are so loud and don't want my hyperacusis and tinnitus to get worse.
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I am similar age 65 - I remember 3-4 years ago in with a T specialist, and he said I want you to put a fan in your room in the early evening when reading, my wife butted in no way he will listen to a fan... Few years on now, brain retrained I can listen to that fan and more, not bragging just giving hope to others...
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Hi RedStang523,

I COMPLETELY understand your concern regarding MRI scanner noise. The newer 3 Tesla machines and beyond are very loud (up to 120 dB or higher). Ludicrously loud. You absolutely want to wear 32 dB reduction earplugs, and, if they permit, wear MR safe earphones on top.

That said, there is good news. There are considerably quieter MRI machine sequences out now, made especially for pediatric patients, but also perfect for hyperacusics, that still allow a very high quality image for diagnostics. Look for places that offer GE Silent Scan or Siemens Quiet Suite. These offer Significant sound reduction to the standard MRI. Of course, you will also want to wear ear plugs in one of these as well, just to be safe and comfortable. Open MRI also is another consideration, though the image quality suffers a bit and the scans take longer to capture.

Best of luck,
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RedStang523

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Thank you for taking the time to reply.  I appreciate it.
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There are open MRI machines that help in these cases
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