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Audiologist Los Angeles CA

Local resource for audiolgists in Los Angeles. 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.

Seeday Hearing Aid Center
(213) 674-4808
1058 S Vermont Ave Ste 101
Los Angeles, CA
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Aid Service
(323) 284-2419
7083 Hollywood Blvd Ste 302
Hollywood, CA
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The Towers Audiology Center
(310) 746-5232
8631 W 3rd St Ste 312
Los Angeles, CA
Services
Hearing Aid Sales & ServiceWe offer a wide selection of hearing aids, from a variety of manufacturers-including the Lyric! We strive to always keep up with new technological advancements, so that we can offer our patients the best hearing solutions available. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs according to your lifestyle, personality, and bugdet.If you ever need a repair,we can get your hearing aid repaired quickly at a reasonable cost and give you
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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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Sound Advice
(818) 641-1402
4001 W Alameda Ave Ste 101
Burbank, CA
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Sound Advice contains practical guidelines on the control of noise at work in music and entertainment. Representatives of music and entertainment industries together with Environmental Health Officers and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prepared the guidance.
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SundayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Inc
(310) 893-0763
11645 Wilshire Blvd Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA
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Hearing Aid Dispensing & Diagnostic Audiology including hearing, balance & dizziness evaluations.
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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 - 05:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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LAENT Hearing Health LLC
(213) 281-9152
1245 Wilshire Blvd Ste 603
Los Angeles, CA
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As one of Los Angeles'' oldest and largest medical offices specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), it is our mission to provide the highest standard of specialty medical care in a personal, caring manner. Our practice specializes in: * Head and neck surgery * Audiology (hearing and balance testing) * Hearing aids and hearing protection * Endoscopic evaluations of the sinuses, nose, throat and larynx, with documentation via photographs
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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SoCal Hearing & Balance
(310) 651-6278
8500 Wilshire Blvd Ste 103
Beverly Hills, CA
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Audiological EvaluationCompleted in a specially treated sound booth with reliable, well-maintained calibrated equipment which determines hearing ability for all age groups.Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear functionOtoacoustic EmissionsObjective measure of outer hall cell function utilized with newborns, pediatrics, auditory processing, and tinnitus evaluationsTinnitus EvaluationsTinnitus is a symptom people usually describe as a ''noise in their ear(s) whether
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American Hearing And Balance
(310) 256-2718
6229 W 87th St
Los Angeles, CA
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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 ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
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Western Audiology
(626) 470-6651
1505 Wilson Ter Ste 270
Glendale, CA
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Hearing Assessment Balance Disorders Tinnitus Treatment Hearing conservation Assistive Listening Devices Musicians Monitors Custom Ear Protection
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SundayClosed
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UCLA Medical Center
(310) 694-5032
200 Medical Plz Ste 540
Los Angeles, CA
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Bruin OnLine (email, internet, personal web pages) Community Housing Office Document & Bulk Mail Services Events & Ticketing Mail, Messenger & Distribution Services Recreation Memberships The UCLA Faculty Center (open to some non-academic staff) UCLA Extension Classes 25% Discount (info and form in PDF format) University Credit Union
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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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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