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Audiologist Lansing MI

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Hearing Health Center
(866) 413-8836
1200 E Michigan Ave Ste 330
Lansing, MI
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.Diagnostic TestingTinnitus Evaluation
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Gerald L. Gilroy D O P C
(517) 489-3114
231 W Lake Lansing Rd Ste 500
East Lansing, MI
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Jackson Hearing Clinic
(517) 879-1433
1111 Teneyck St Ste 200
Jackson, MI
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ray H Cameron
(906) 828-9413
1711 S Stephenson Ave Ste 320
Iron Mountain, MI
Services
Ear MoldsEar molds can be custom made in brilliant colors for adults and for children. Some people are avid swimmers who want to prevent water from getting in their ears, others may have tubes in their ears and recieved a doctor recommendation. Ask about custom swim plugs today!Hearing Aid Sales & ServiceDr. Cameron''s office offers a wide variety of hearing instruments featuring the latest technology. We emphasize ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to insure you re
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Van Doorne Hearing Care
(616) 499-2303
391 Garden Ave
Holland, MI
Services
Hearing tests, lifestyle and readiness assessment hearing aid usage, dispensing hearing aids, repairs on all makes, free hearing aid batteries for 5 years, follow up appointments, annual hearing screen for reprogramming no charge. Loaners provided for repair. Training for better hearing in noise with LACE free. Loop installation available.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dynamic Audiology Inc.
(888) 317-9176
3410 Belle Chase Way Ste 700
Lansing, MI
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Mid Michigan ENT
(888) 387-3470
1500 Abbot Rd Ste 400
East Lansing, MI
Services
We treat pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders, sleep disorders, diagnostic audiology procedures, diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders, dispense hearing aids, speech and language services, videostroboscopy, botox injections for spasmodic dysphonia and BAHA (bone anchored hearing device) installation, balloon sinuplasty and ENG and ABR.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Fluke Hearing Instruments
(517) 879-0559
2397 Shirley Dr
Jackson, MI
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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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Oakland Audiology
(248) 257-5688
4202 Pontiac Lake Rd
Waterford, MI
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Henry Ford Health System
(586) 580-8767
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
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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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