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University Of Nebraska Medical
(402) 206-2267
668 S 41st St General Supply Doc 2603
Omaha, NE
Services
AudiologyEar, Nose, Throat ClinicHead & Neck ClinicOral Facial Prosthetics/Dental Oncology Clinic
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Boys Town National Research
(402) 206-2673
555 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
Services
* Patient Services* • Surgery Center10* • Ear, Nose & Throat* • Pedia10/31/1956trics* • Orthopaedics* • Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonolgy* • Pediatric Gastroenterology* • Pediatric Ophthalmology* • International Adoption Clinic* • Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Clinic* • Cochlear Implant Center* • Hearing & Balance Center* • Clinical Studies Sign Up* • Sleep Disorders Center
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Glassman Hearing Aid Center
(402) 206-2904
12100 W Center Rd Ste 1205
Omaha, NE
Services
We have the technology to correctly identify your hearing aid needs. If you need a hearing device to hear better, we will provide close follow-up and post fitting care, and a guarantee of our work.Technology to correctly identify your problemThe first step on the road to better hearing begins by having your hearing tested. Most offices utilize only an audiometer to measure your hearing. At Glassman’s Hearing Aid Service you’ll find state of the art computers to evaluate, measure and
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Alegent Health Clinic, Ear Nose & Throat
(402) 575-9120
17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 204
Omaha, NE
Services
complete audiometric evaluations - pediatric through geriatrichearing aid servicesreal ear measurementsbalance evaluations and treatmentauditory brainstem response testing
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Glassman Hearing Aid Center
(402) 206-2904
12100 W Center Rd Ste 1205
Omaha, NE
Services
We have the technology to correctly identify your hearing aid needs. If you need a hearing device to hear better, we will provide close follow-up and post fitting care, and a guarantee of our work.Technology to correctly identify your problemThe first step on the road to better hearing begins by having your hearing tested. Most offices utilize only an audiometer to measure your hearing. At Glassman’s Hearing Aid Service you’ll find state of the art computers to evaluate, measure and
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Midwest Precision Hearing Instruments
(402) 575-9128
6846 Pacific St Ste 102
Omaha, NE
Services
Hearing tests.Hearing Aid salesHearing Aid repairs
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
(712) 587-9304
320 McKenzie Ave Ste 202
Council Bluffs, IA
Services
Balance and vestibular evaluationsHearing evaluations for infants, children and adultsHearing aid dispensingAssistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Boys Town Med. Office
(402) 206-2751
14040 Boystown Road
Boys Town, NE
Services
If your child needs to see a doctor immediately during the evening, on weekends or holidays, Boys Town/Alegent Health Pediatric Express Care is conveniently located at Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 7500 Mercy Road, next to the emergency room.Because children’s needs are much different from adults, Boys Town Pediatrics works along side physicians in specialty medicine, who understand the unique needs of a growing child.Whether visiting for a routine checkup, an everyday illness or injury or
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Boys Town Med. Office
(402) 206-2751
14040 Boystown Road
Boys Town, NE
Services
If your child needs to see a doctor immediately during the evening, on weekends or holidays, Boys Town/Alegent Health Pediatric Express Care is conveniently located at Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 7500 Mercy Road, next to the emergency room.Because children’s needs are much different from adults, Boys Town Pediatrics works along side physicians in specialty medicine, who understand the unique needs of a growing child.Whether visiting for a routine checkup, an everyday illness or injury or
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Alegent Health Clinic, Ear Nose & Throat
(402) 575-9120
17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 204
Omaha, NE
Services
complete audiometric evaluations - pediatric through geriatrichearing aid servicesreal ear measurementsbalance evaluations and treatmentauditory brainstem response testing
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

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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