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Audiologist Mc Kinney TX

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Calvert Hearing Care
(972) 468-0472
109 Central Expy N Ste 533
Allen, TX
Services
We provide comprehensive hearing care services for all age groups. We specialize in hearing loss and dispensing state-of-the-art digital hearing instrument technology. In addition, we evaluate and treat balance disorders for the dizzy patient.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Allen Hearing Clinic
(972) 468-0473
915 W Exchange Pkwy Ste 180A
Allen, TX
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 TestingIf a hearing loss i
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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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Enhanced Hearing Professionals
(972) 535-8361
5957 Dallas Pkwy Ste 100
Plano, TX
Services
Services Provided:Clinical diagnosis and examination of the ears, nose, throat, sinus, head and neck Allergy management Allergy testing and treatment Hearing Assessment/Audiology Hearing aids
Hours
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 - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Alliance Hearing Solutions
(972) 468-8053
4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 780
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing aid consultation, evaluation, fitting, and counseling, 100% digital hearing instruments, 30-day evaluation period, Hearing aid repairs, Loss/Damage/Repair Insurance, Maintenance Accessories, Interest-free payment options. Diagnostic Audiology. Custom ear plugs (swimmers, hunters, music-lovers)
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 - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Calvert Hearing Care
(888) 473-2316
2645 Arapaho Rd Ste 121
Garland, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Center Of Allen
(972) 439-1268
1105 Central Expy N Ste 210
Allen, TX
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.
Hours
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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North Dallas ENT
(469) 685-1542
5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 170
Plano, TX
Services
Drs. J. Robert Wyatt, Allison N. Wyll and Colin D. Pero specialize in Otolaryngology-the medical and surgical treatment of problems of the ears, nose and throat. We offer a full range of adult and pediatric services for these problems, all with a focus on patient safety. To give you a better idea of how we can help you, we’ve included a brief description of each service we provide, as well as a link to more detailed information.AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related
Hours
MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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SHARP HEARING - The Audiology Center
(972) 535-8426
4012 W Park Blvd Ste A
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Aids, Assistive Listening Devices, Hearing Aid Maintenace and Repairs, Tinnitus Evaluations and Tinnitus Treatments.
Hours
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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North Texas
(972) 535-8428
6300 W Parker Rd Ste 326
Plano, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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North Dallas ENT
(972) 468-8106
7150 N George Bush Hwy Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related, a symptom in one place could be the result of a problem in another. We’ll take the time to carefully examine the source of your problem, then provide the most appropriate treatment. PediatricInfants and children experience ear, nose and throat problems that are unique to their young ages and require special equipment for hearing tests, a pediatric-trained anesthesiologist and dedicated operating rooms. Facial Plastic and Recons
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SundayClosed
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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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