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Audiologist Boulder CO

Local resource for audiolgists in Boulder. 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.

Boulder Community Hospital
(303) 857-5339
1100 Balsam Ave Audiology Dept
Boulder, CO
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-1334
3059 Walnut St
Boulder, CO
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Boulder County Gold---Best Hearing Aid Provider 2010-Diagnostic Audiological Evaluations-Hearing Aid Evaluations-Hearing Aid Fitting and Dedicated Follow-up-Repair and Remake of All Hearing Aid Makes and Models-Wax Removal-Hearing Aid Batteries-Assistive Listening Devices-Ear/Swim/Musician Plugs-Education on Individual Hearing Needs-Aural Rehabilitation and Family Counseling-Tinnitus TherapyIf you have questions/concerns that aren''t covered above, give us a call and we''ll see what we can do to
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 532-5816
2350 17th Ave Ste 102
Longmont, CO
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Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
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Longmont Hearing Center
(303) 857-5653
1146 Francis St
Longmont, CO
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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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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2534
7850 Vance Dr Ste 195
Arvada, CO
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Hearing TestingDispensing of Digital Hearing AidsHearing Aid Checks and ServicingAssistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 PM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 02:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Boulder Valley Hearing Center
(303) 731-2539
4745 Arapahoe Ave Ste 130
Boulder, CO
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SundayClosed ,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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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2529
2770 Arapahoe Rd
Lafayette, CO
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2564
300 Nickel St
Broomfield, CO
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Hearing Loss is complex. Each person has a different auditory sensitivity and personal preference for the world of sound. Both the diagnostic aspect of the hearing assessment and the rehabilitative component should honor your individual needs.If you or a loved one has a hearing problem, you need to be confident that the provider of services and products is technically skilled and personally concerned. New Digital Hearing Aid products are capable of remarkable acoustical performance, but they dem
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 AM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 835-3598
11654 Huron St Ste 110
Northglenn, CO
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Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
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Doctor''s Hearing Care
(303) 500-3177
3352 Youngfield Street Suite B
Wheat Ridge, CO
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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 - 02:30 PM
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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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