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Audiologist Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for audiolgists in Baton Rouge. 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.

Scallan Hearing Aid Ctr.
(225) 304-0622
8211 Goodwood Blvd Ste B1
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Video Otoscopic Examinations * Hearing Evaluations * Hearing Aid Diagnostics * Hearing Aid Repairs * Clean Hearing Aids * Assistive Listening Devices * Hearing Aid Accessories * Replace Battery Doors * Swim/Noise Ear Plugs * Hearing Aid Ear Molds * Alarm Clocks * Tinnitus counsellingWe fit and/or repair the following manufacturers:Audibel, Beltone, Electone, General Hearing, GN Resound, Magnatone, Microtech, NuEar, Omni, Oticon, Phonak, Qualitone, Rexton, Siem
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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ENT Medical Center
(225) 319-5125
5258 Dijon Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Our hearing center offers complete audiological (hearing) evaluations and vestibular (inner ear) testing for all ages. We also offer a wide range of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries and hearing aid accessories as well as ear-molds for noise protection and swimming.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Womans Hospital
(225) 590-7158
9050 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic
(225) 240-7562
16777 Medical Center Dr 1st FL Front Desk
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
# Heart & Vascular# Primary Care# Digestive Disorders Center# Women''s Services# Men''s Health# Cancer Services# Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
Hours
MondayClosed
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Ear Nose And Throat Associates
(225) 319-5112
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 2121
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates of Corpus Christi physicians have been providing medical services in Corpus Christi for over 25 years. We are the premier Ear, Nose, & Throat group in Corpus Christi and all of South Texas.Our physicians are highly trained board certified otolaryngologists. They specialize in ear, nose, and throat, head and neck, and facial cosmetic problems. Our clinical staff includes licensed and experienced audiologists, radiological technologists, speech pathologists, and clin
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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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Baton Rouge Clinic AMC
(225) 755-9607
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
See Surgical Services SectionInternal MedicinePreventative Health Care Hospital Care & Consultation Routine Health Exams Preoperative Evaluations Travel Medicine Advisory & Immunization Aviation Medicine Geriatrics Sports MedicineThe Cardiovascular Center of ExcellenceVascular Medicine Consultations for: Refractory Hypertension Management Advanced Lipid Management For Refractory Cholesterol and/or Blood Fat Elevation 24 Hour Blood Pressure MonitoringNeurologyBaclofen Pump (Spasticity) Botox Inje
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Solutions Inc
(225) 240-7558
8251 Summa Ave Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Clinical hearing evaluations * Hearing aid dispensing with a complete line of hearing aids selected from an extensive list of hearing aid manufacturers and hearing aid technologies * 30-day trial period on hearing aids (minimum) * Hearing protection and conservation * Earmolds for noise protection, for musicians and sound monitoring, and for use with communication equipment
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic Foundation
(225) 319-5109
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
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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Audiology Group LLC
(225) 304-0018
10537 Kentshire Ct Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
We provide services for all age groups. Our testing and services include, but are not limited to: Hearing Testing, Middle Ear Testing, Auditory Processing Testing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Repairs, Hearing Aid Accessories, Noise Protection, Earmolds, Earplugs, Industrial Hearing Testing, Off site Hearing Screenings, Educational Seminars, Product Demonstrations. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Please call or stop by for more information on products, cu
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Associates In Hearing, LLC
(225) 755-9611
10537 Kentshire Court Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Diagnostic Hearing evaluations,including middle ear testing, Occupational Hearing evaluations, Hearing aid Consultation, Hearing aid Fitting, Orientation, Evaluations, Repairs, Supplies, Hearing Protection Earmolds, Onsite Product and Hearing Aid Demonstrations, Educational Seminars.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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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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