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Audiologist Dallas TX

Local resource for audiolgists in Dallas. 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.

Callier CTR F Communication D
(214) 483-1115
1966 Inwood Rd Attn: Audiology Dept
Dallas, TX
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:The UT Dallas Callier Center supports the nationally ranked academic programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences that prepare students to fill the need for qualified professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Research and clinical education at the Callier Center are an integral part of the academic experiences provided to students interested in communicatively impaired populations.CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DEAF EDUCATION:The Callier Child D
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Dallas Ear, Nose, & Throat
(214) 919-7015
9301 N Central Expressway Carrell Clinic Bldg -Ste 560
Dallas, TX
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diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and dispensing, medical clearance for hearing aids, hearing aid repairs & service, assistive listening devices & amplified telephones, hearing protection for noise, hunter''s noise protection, musician''s monitors
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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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North Texas Hearing Consultants
(214) 731-7078
8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 420
Dallas, TX
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Comprehensive Diagnostic Audiometric EvaluationsMiddle Ear Analysis Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions Vestibular Testing and TreatmentComplete Hearing Aid CareThis is an area where our practice truly shines. We take a lot of time upfront to determine exactly where you are having difficulties hearing and understanding. We then review the hearing solutions available to you and provide comprehensive counseling on what you can expect during the hearing aid fitting and each week after. The aud
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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 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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White Rock ENT
(214) 506-1003
1130 Beachview St Ste 240
Dallas, TX
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The Audiology Center of Dallas at White Rock ENT offers comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services that include: the latest digital amplification (hearing aids) and assistive communication devices (FM systems). Custom earmolds, including swim plugs (to keep moisture from entering the ear canal), and custom fit hearing protection (to help reduce damage when in a noisy environment)
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SundayClosed
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Input Hearing Systems
(972) 893-1956
12801 Midway Rd Ste 403
Dallas, TX
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ServicesVideo OtoscopyThis instrumentation allows you and the hearing professional to see your ear on a television screen. The professional can identify potential medical conditions that would require a physician evaluation; or see if excessive earwax is an issue. Audiometric EvaluationYour complete hearing evaluation will be performed by a licenced, certified hearing professional, using state of the art equipment that is meticulously maintained. Hearing instrument consultationThis is a multipa
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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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Total Hearing Care of Dallas
(214) 483-1131
4130 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX
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Full Hearing Evaluation and Hearing Instrument Consultation A certified audiologist will evaluate your ears and hearing to determine the degree and type of any hearing loss. After explaining the results, if amplification is appropriate, you will be given the opportunity to personally listen to instrument demonstrations. read more Complete Range of Hearing Instruments Available Since no single hearing instrument manufacturer may have the ideal solution for every person, at Total Hearin
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Texas Medical And Surgical
(214) 390-7944
8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 500
Dallas, TX
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ear, nose and throataudiologyobstetrics and gynecologypediatricsrheumatology
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SundayClosed
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
(214) 731-7105
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Room G7.236
Dallas, TX
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Dallas Ear Institute
(972) 746-2091
7777 Forest Ln Ste A107
Dallas, TX
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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 - 01:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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James B. Maddox MD PA
(972) 468-8025
777 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 200
Garland, TX
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We Offer Full Service for Your Ears and Hearing * Medical examination of your ears by a board-certified otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat doctor) * Complete hearing evaluation by a Doctor of Audiology * Digital hearing aids * Full shell to completely-in-the-canal hearing aids available * Thirty (30) day trial period on all hearing aids * Extended repair warranties on all hearing aids * Loss and damage coverage on all hearing aids * Hearing aid batteries by mail at great p
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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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