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Audiologist Miami Beach FL

Local resource for audiolgists in Miami Beach. 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.

University of Miami Ear Inst
(888) 903-8344
1120 NW 14th St Clinical Research Bldg 5th FL
Miami, FL
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SundayClosed
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Groisman & Kleidermacher
(888) 441-6947
747 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 305
Miami, FL
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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Miami Hearing Aid Center Inc.
(888) 658-1526
3661 S Miami Ave Ste 410
Miami, FL
Services
At every HearFlorida Hearing Loss Center, we examine every aspect of your hearing loss and your listening environment to recommend the best style and technology of hearing device most appropriate for you. We offer a wide variety of the latest digital hearing aids and popular brands such as Siemens, Unitron, Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Vivatone, Lyric, Oticon, Rexton, and Resound. All hearing devices have a 30-day satisfaction period.
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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
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South Miami Audiology
(888) 602-4167
7000 SW 62nd Av. Ste. PH S
Miami, FL
Services
Diagnostic audiological evaluations to include pure tone audiometry (air and bone), speech reception and discrimination, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and acoustic reflex decayAll Hearing aid services from selection to fitting to repairs, using nationally and internationally high quality instruments including the latest in digital technologyTinnitus evaluations and remediation for ringing or other noises in the earsVideonystagmograms for dizzinessAuditory brainstem evaluations upon doctors re
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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
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Greater Miami Ear Assoc PL
(954) 889-6586
3850 Hollywood Blvd Ste 401
Hollywood, FL
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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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Groisman & Kleidermacher
(888) 471-5169
1321 NW 14th St Ste 204
Miami, FL
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Greater Miami Ear Assoc PL
(305) 396-3168
3661 S Miami Ave Ste 407
Miami, FL
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South Florida
(305) 767-1319
6705 SW 57th Ave Ste 704
South Miami, FL
Services
South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA) is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and responsible medical care and surgical treatment of disorders related to the ears, nose and throat. We are committed to improving our patient''s quality of life through communication, through the use of the most sophisticated equipment and surgical techniques, and through ethical decision making. Our mission is to listen, to care and to cure.
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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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Hearing and Speech Center of Florida, Inc
(888) 259-7532
9425 SW 72nd St Ste 261
Miami, FL
Services
Digital Hearing Aids Comprehensive Audiological Evaluations Assistive Listening Devices (ALDS) Comprehensive Hearing Health Care Program On-Site Maintenance & Repairs Custom Swim molds, Shooters'', & Musician''s Plugs Difficult to Fit Cases Routinely Handled Specialty molds for electronic devices(Apple Ipod, Hands Free Bluetooth Devices) and MusiciansPre-school hearing screenings Community screenings and health fairs Community presentations
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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 - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Clear Tone Hearing Center, LLC.
(954) 889-3687
500 N Hiatus Rd Ste 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
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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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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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