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Audiologist Norman OK

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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
Services
Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
Hours
SundayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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St. Anthony Audiology Clinic
(405) 562-6301
608 Nw 9th St Ste 5100
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Testing; Hearing Aids; Cochlear Implant Mapping; Vestibular Testing
Hours
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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Jon A. Winston, M.A. Dispenser
(405) 562-6303
3435 NW 56th St Ste 709A
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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Richard B. Dawson MD & Assoc.
(405) 562-6386
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced ENT
(405) 622-3790
1201 S Douglas Blvd Ste L
Midwest City, OK
Services
comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations and hearing aid fittings
Hours
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 ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 364-2684
3650 W. Rock Creek Rd.
Norman, OK
Specialty
tinnitus treatment
Gender
female
Education
Doctor of Audiology

Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
Services
Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Stillwater Hearing Clinic, Inc
(405) 334-4235
116 W 8th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Services
http://www.stillwaterhearing.com/top-ten-reasons.php
Hours
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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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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