Hearing Protection

Why should our hearing be protected?

  • Noise-induced hearing loss can build over time.
  • Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent.
  • Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable.

How can we protect our hearing?

  • Lower the volume.
  • Move away from the noise.
  • Wear hearing protectors, such as earplugs or earmuffs.

0 Decibels Smallest sound a person with normal hearing can detect
30 Decibels Whisper
40 Decibels Refrigerator
60 Decibels Normal Conversation, Baby Crying
75 Decibels Dishwasher
85 Decibels Heavy City Traffic, School Cafeteria
90 Decibels Power Mower
100 Decibels Woodshop, snowmobile
105 Decibels Personal Stereo at Maximum Level
110 Decibels Rock Concert, Symphony Orchestra
120 Decibels Ambulance/Firetruck/Police Siren
140 Decibels Jet Taking Off
140-165 Decibels Firecracker, Shotgun Firing


Established in October of 2008, New River Valley Hearing, Inc. seeks to provide the best hearing healthcare possible and improve our patients’ quality of life. Our mission is to provide excellent customer service, quality reputable products, and the best trained audiological professionals. We are able to provide excellent customer service by holding the patient paramount in all respects. We offer professional and personalized services to patients ranging from infants to seniors. These services range from basic hearing tests to sophisticated computerized evaluations.



Joanne has clinical experience obtained over fifteen years in diagnostic evaluations for hearing and vestibular (balance) disorders, fitting and treatment of hearing loss, and hearing loss prevention and protection.

She has gained experience with every age patient in hospitals, ENT physician clinics, university clinics, audiology clinics, military air wing bases and aircraft carriers, assisted living and nursing homes.

[+][-]Locations & Directions

New River Valley Hearing
616 West Main St., Suite G
Radford, Virginia, 24141
Phone: (540) 731-4327
Fax: (540) 731-4328
Email: nrvhear@shentel.net

New River Valley Hearing
Village Green Complex
201 E. Main St. Suite 9
Floyd, Virginia, 24091
Phone: (540) 745-8327
Fax: (540) 745-8328
Email: nrvhear@shentel.net