Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Audiologist Edison NJ

Local resource for audiolgists in Edison. 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.

Parkins Hearing Aid Center
(732) 372-4875
42 Parsonage Rd
Edison, NJ
Services
We service all hearing aid models, making sure you have the proper fit.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

JFK Medical Center The Center for Audiology
(732) 372-4867
65 James St
Edison, NJ
Services
At The Center for Audiology at JFK we offer comprehensive audiological testing. Our full service department is ready to assist you with all of your hearing and balance needs from complete audiological evaluations to hearing aid fittings and hearing aid support groups. Our qualified professional staff members also offer additional services including tinnitus, auditory processing, and numerous balance tests.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Advanced Otolaryngology
(732) 387-5404
557 Cranbury Rd Ste 3
East Brunswick, NJ
Services
Services CoveredHead and neck cancerSinus diseasesProblems of the mouth and throatProblems of the neckEar diseasesVoice problemsSpeech problems Tinnitus Swallowing Disorders Snoring Balance Problems Hearing Loss
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Total Hearing Care - Watchung
(908) 731-6874
40 Stirling Rd Ste 202
Watchung, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Inner Ear Institute
(718) 285-6463
4262 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Total Hearing Care - Edison
(908) 731-6893
4 Progress St Ste A1
Edison, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
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
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Rana Sahni MD
(732) 770-4145
534 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,Tuesday03:00 PM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,Thursday03:00 PM - 06:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Granville Brady Jr. Aud.
(732) 993-7412
10 Auer Ct Ste C
East Brunswick, NJ
Services
ABR-Diagnostic & ScreeningAudiometric Evaluations: AdultsComprehensive hearing evaluations including compensation cases & patients with suspected nerve type hearing losses.Audiometric Evaluations: Adults: PediatricsNeontal hearing assessments & complete pediatric battery of testsCAP TestingAssessment of children and adults with auditory perceputal problems & language-learning difficulties--East Brunswick officeEar MoldsCustom-made noise protection earmoldsCustom-made cellphone ear piecesSwim Mol
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Summit Medical Group P.A.
(908) 988-0178
1 Diamond Hill Rd
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Services
Allergy/ImmunologyHypersensitive or immune system reactionsAmbulatory SurgeryOutpatient surgical proceduresAnesthesiologyGeneral anesthesia, local anesthesia, or sedationAudiologyAssistance with hearing loss and hearing aidsBBehavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy CenterCounseling services for emotional and situational problemsBreast Health CenterBreast HealthCCardiologyDisorders of the heart and blood vesselChiropractic MedicineSpinal adjustments and soft tissue therapyClinical TrialsLeading-ed
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Total Hearing Care Springfield
(888) 475-3014
150 Morris Ave Ste 302
Springfield, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
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
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,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...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help