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Audiologist Irving TX

Local resource for audiolgists in Irving. 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.

Audacious Audibility
(972) 893-1972
400 W LBJ Fwy Ste 360 Ste 360
Irving, TX
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SundayClosed
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Input Hearing Systems
(972) 893-1956
12801 Midway Rd Ste 403
Dallas, TX
Services
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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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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Kos Danchak Audiology
(817) 983-7932
101 W Randol Mill Rd Ste 100
Arlington, TX
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* Full audiological evaluations (includes air, bone, and speech testing)* Earwax removal* Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, rehabilitation, and counseling* Complete line of hearing aids from a wide variety of manufacturers and technologies* In-house and manufacturer repairs* Hearing aid accessories* Extended product warranties * Assistive listening devices* Amplified telephones (STAP applications included)* Custom earmolds for hearing aids, swimming, noise protection, musicians, and teleco
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SundayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Jones Audiology And Hearing
(817) 918-4155
316 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX
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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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Heard It Through The
(817) 778-8861
2200 Pool Rd Ste 102
Grapevine, TX
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Types of Services•Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation•Hearing Aid Exam & Selections•Hearing Aid Repairs•Custom Earmold Protection•Auditory Processing Screenings•Assistive Listening Device Consultations
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 AM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Charles R. Chung MD PA
(817) 803-4039
1850 Central Dr Ste B
Bedford, TX
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Anderson Hearing Aid and Audiology Services offers a full range of Audiological and Hearing Instrument services. We work with third party providers such as Veteran Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Worker''s Compensation Board (WCB), Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB), Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), and more. Services are provided for both children (age 6+) and adults.
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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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Anderson Optical and Hearing aid Co
(817) 803-4689
1850 Central Dr Ste D
Bedford, TX
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Hearing/Audiologic EvaluationsIf you have concerns about your hearing, call us today for an appointment to have a hearing evaluation.Hearing Aidtechnology, power, features, size and style. On-site fitting is done using the industries most advanced systems.Repair of Hearing AidsRepairs of all makes and models of hearing aids are performed at the clinic or at the manufacturer labs. We will do our best to repair in-clinic when possible.BatteriesAnderson Hearing Aid and Audiology provides only the h
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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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Total Hearing Care of Dallas
(972) 395-5733
7615 Campbell Rd Ste 109
Dallas, TX
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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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