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Audiologist Casper WY

Local resource for audiolgists in Casper. 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.

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Johnson County Healthcare Center, Audiology
(307) 278-6433
497 W Lott St Attn: Audiology
Buffalo, WY
Services
Diagnostic hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid fitting and repairsHearing conservationTinnitus assessment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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High Country Hearing Center
(307) 335-3129
125 Main St
Lander, WY
Services
Audiometric TestingIndustrial TestingCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing Aid sales and Service
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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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wyoming Hearing Clinic, LLC
(307) 459-4523
5320 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sheridan Ear Nose And Throat
(307) 461-4050
330 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Services
An Otolaryngologist (pronounced oh-toe-lahr-uhn-GOLL-oh-gist) is a physician and surgeon who cares for problems of the ears, nose and throat, and for other associated diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Bateman is a board-certified otolaryngologist, which means he is an expert whose advanced training can help you manage problems of the head and neck.Here is a partial listing of conditions we treat and services our clinic provides: Ears:Hearing aidsFull hearing testing & audiology servicesEar vent
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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St. John''s Medical Center
(307) 200-4983
555 East Broadway Suite 224
Jackson, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sage Medical Group
(307) 266-2222
419 S Washington St
Casper, WY
 

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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