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Audiologist Allentown PA

Local resource for audiolgists in Allentown. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing aids, hearing loss services, hearing tests, ear, nose and throat specialists and ear doctors, as well as advice and content on hearing loss resources and services.

Hearing Aid Services
(610) 628-3946
1575 Pond Rd Ste 203
Allentown, PA
Hours
SundayClosed
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East Penn Hearing Center
(610) 628-1299
903 Chestnut Street
Emmaus, PA
Services
Audiologic evaluationsHearing aid and Assistive Listening Device servicesCustom earmolds, specialty earplugs
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday01:00 PM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Janet Westlund Au.D
(610) 628-3006
2571 Baglyos Cir Ste B33
Bethlehem, PA
Services
Full diagnostic hearing and hearing aid evaluations . Hearing Aid fittings with the latest technology. Doctor of audiology credentials. Over 25 years of experience. Latest technology available for all hearing loss needs.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 01:30 PM by Appointment
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St. Luke''s North Audiology
(610) 628-0521
153 Brodhead Rd
Bethlehem, PA
Services
St. Luke''s Audiology services include a broad range of comprehensive hearing evaluations for newborns, infants, children, adolescents and adults. Specialized diagnostic evaluations include: videonystagmography and electronystagmography for dizziness, verifit real ear measurments and hearing aid analyzer, brainstem auditory evoked response for neurology and hearing, otoacoustic emissions for hearing and other procedures.St. Luke''s offers evaluations, dispensing and repair of a full range of hea
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ACE Audiology LLC
(570) 245-6922
2201 Fifth St Hollow Rd
Bloomsburg, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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G. T. Kleckner Audiology
(610) 628-4163
1259 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 322
Allentown, PA
Services
Kleckner Audiology provides you with a comprehensive array of hearing services to help you confirm a hearing problem correct it monitor its progress and even help prevent hearing loss in the first place. Hearing exams by a licensed audiologist, Proper fitting and tuning of your hearing aid including a 60-day trial (30-45 days is the industry standard)Counseling with family members,checkups and cleanings. In-house repairs,Custom ear protection for swimmers, musicians, hunters and more
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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David A. Prager MD
(610) 628-0495
2851 Baglyos Cir Ste 201
Bethlehem, PA
Services
Medical diagnostics and treatment of ear-related pathologies, including hearing loss and balance problems; dispensing Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), products designed to help individuals with hearing loss hear better in specific situations; and certified Audiologists who are trained to fit advanced hearing instruments from all of the major manufacturers.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Deborah Muhleisen, M.S.
(610) 628-3018
2571 Baglyos Cir Ste B33
Bethlehem, PA
Services
Hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid evaluation and fittingsHearing aid repairs and resettingsTinnitus evaluationsNoise, swim and musician plugsAssistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Bethlehem Audiology Associates
(610) 628-0437
3445 High Point Blvd Ste 400
Bethlehem, PA
Services
Services Audiometry – standard and high frequencyVisual reinforcement audiometry – pediatric testingTympanometryAcoustic reflexesOtoacoustic emissionsHearing protection – musician and noise earplugsAssistive listening devicesHearing aid evaluation and fittingTinnitus evaluation and treatment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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A & E Audiology Inc
(717) 207-8719
226 Willow Valley Lakes Dr Ste D
Willow Street, PA
Services
Hearing AidsAdvancements in digital technology have revolutionized what hearing aids can do. Each person''s hearing loss and listening needs are unique and one hearing aid is not appropriate for everyone. As audiologists we work with you to find the best solution for your hearing loss. We are proud to be one of the select offices in the United States to offer Lyric Hearing to its patients.Lyric is the first and only extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. Lyric is comfortably placed
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SundayOpen by Appointment ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Air-Bone Gap - What’s That?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote:

After three years of badgering, (and constant reminders that I was getting tired of repeating myself) my 84 year old aunt finally went to an audiologist for a hearing evaluation.

Upon finishing the audiogram, she was told to go see an ENT, in order to have her “Air-Bone Gap” evaluated. I’ve never heard of an air-bone gap before. What the Sam Hill is it anyway?

Good question. The reason for this strange and oxymoronic-sounding term, and the cause of your confusion, is that this term is really just a contraction audiologists use instead of saying, “The results of your air-conduction hearing tests and the results of your bone-conduction hearing tests don’t match each other because your air-conduction tests gave much poorer results than your bone-conduction tests.”

The difference (or gap) between these two lines plotted on your audiogram is the air [conduction] – bone [conduction] gap or air- bone gap for short. For example, if your audiogram showed an air- conduction hearing loss of 70 dB while your bone-conduction test results only showed a 40 dB hearing loss for a given test frequency, then the difference between them in this case would be an air-bone gap of 30 dB (70 – 40 = 30).

In case you are interested, air-conduction tests evaluate your ability to hear sounds traveling through the air in your ear canals, then vibrating your ear drums, which in turn vibrate the three tiny bones in your middle ears and then transmit these vibrations via the oval window to your cochlea.

In contrast, bone-conduction tests evaluate your hearing by placing a bone oscillator (vibrator) on the mastoid bone behind your ear. This directly vibrates your skull and thus your cochlea, which is embedded in your skull - thus effectively bypassing your ear canal, ear drum and middle ear bones.

If there is a difference between the air-conduction and bone- conduction test results, this indicates problems somewhere in your outer or middle ears. This could be something such as wax (or “junk”) in your ear canal blocking incoming sounds, a hole or other problem in your eardrum, fluid in your middle ear, damage to your middle ear bones (for example—otosclerosis), etc.

That is why if there is an air-bone gap you typically want to see an ear specialist to find out why. The good news is that often these kinds of problems can be fixed by an ear specialist...

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