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Audiologist Modesto CA

Local resource for audiolgists in Modesto. 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.

Modesto Hearing Aid Center
(888) 904-0075
611 Scenic Dr Ste A
Modesto, CA
Services
A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technology * Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and pub
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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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Poseys Hearing Aid Center
(209) 322-4336
1313 L St
Modesto, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs. * State of the art technology with skilled professionals * Video Otoscopic ear inspection * Hearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devices * Hearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon) * Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectors * Cu
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Blakemore Center For Hearing
(866) 448-4013
2330 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
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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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Wesson Hearing Aid Center
(209) 680-4296
1079 Eucalyptus St Ste B
Manteca, CA
Services
Our Services Include Free Hearing Tests* and Consultations, no Charge follow-up office visits for the life of the hearing aids (based on orginal purchase), liberal trial adjustment period to guarantee satisfaction, free in-office demo of the latest Digital Hearing Aids, Satisfaction Guaranteed.We have 3 Convenient Locations :1079 Eucalyptus St., Suite B - Manteca, CA 95337209.823.2107530 West Eaton Ave., Suite A - Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.04661444 Main St., Suite D - Ripon, CA 95366209.824.0701"P
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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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Physicians Hearing Services
(559) 475-6309
1351 E Spruce Ave
Fresno, CA
Services
Otolaryngology (ENT) Specialists Physicians Hearing Services Pediatric Otolaryngology Hearing Aids Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Audiology ENT Facial Surgery Center Speech & Language Pathology Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
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Central Valley Hearing Center
(888) 767-5057
1600 Sunrise Ave Ste 17
Modesto, CA
Services
Head & Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT Facial Surgery Center Sinus Surgery Sleep Disorders & Snoring Tinnitus Allergy Vertigo & Dizziness Thyroid Gland Hearing Loss Acid Reflux (GERD) (LPR) Parotid Gland Sore Throat Swallowing Disorders Cholesteatoma Bell''s Palsy Nosebleeds Mouth Sores Diagnostic Audiology About Audiology Diagnostic Audiogram Brainstem (ABR) (BAER) Audiology Staff Impedance Audiometry Otoacoustic Emmissions What is an Audiologist?
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Wesson Inc
(209) 275-1087
1444 W Main St Ste D
Ripon, CA
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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 ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Posey''s Hearing Aid Center
(888) 589-0735
1000 Delbon Ave Ste 7
Turlock, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.State of the art technology with skilled professionalsVideo Otoscopic ear inspectionHearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devicesHearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon)Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectorsCustom emergency services personnel li
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,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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Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center
(831) 531-4089
1595 Soquel Dr Ste 150
Santa Cruz, CA
Services
ServicesA wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Our ServicesTinnitus Evaluation and ManagementTinnitus is a common condition, where a person experiences a
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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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Ellen Anderson Hearing Service
(707) 416-2055
1287 Oliver Rd
Fairfield, CA
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavi oral 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.
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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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