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Audiologist Paterson NJ

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Michael Giglio, M.D.
(888) 696-0051
623 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ
Hours
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 - 08:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ahrens Hearing Aid Center
(201) 693-4176
23-13 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ
Services
We provide complete hearing healthcare services ranging from full audiometric testing to the fitting and servicing of today''s new digital technology and everything in between.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Wayne Hearing Aid Center
(862) 377-6068
1581 State Route 23
Wayne, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed
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Northern Jersey ENT Associates/Audiology
(201) 425-1134
44 Godwin Ave Ste 300
Midland Park, NJ
Services
Medical and Surgical Care for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Balance, Facial PlasticsHearing Evaluation Hearing Instruments (Hearing Aids)Tinnitus Treatment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Center of New Jersey
(973) 542-2064
115 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ
Services
joined North Jersey Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in Belleville, New Jersey where he practiced for three years. Featured in an article in Today Magazine of St. Barnabas Health Care System in 2001, Dr. Youssef pioneered CT /image-guided sinus surgery at Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville, making endoscopic sinus surgery safer and more accurate. In 2003, he introduced coblation tonsillectomy at his affiliated hospitals reducing postoperative pain in children and adults, thereby shortening recove
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Egon Kot Optical
(973) 542-2015
453 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed
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Granville Brady Jr. Au.D
(973) 542-2070
1135 Clifton Ave Ste 101
Clifton, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Ent And Allergy Associates
(973) 557-4579
1211 Hamburg Tpke Ste 205
Wayne, NJ
Services
Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Saturday08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Hackensack Audiology
(888) 804-2025
20 Prospect Ave Ste 808
Hackensack, NJ
Services
AdmissionsAllergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders, The Center forAmbulatory Surgery, The Center forAnesthesiologyAnticoagulation ServiceAnxiety DisordersAudiologyBariatric Rehabilitation ProgramBariatric SurgeryBloodless MedicineBreast Care, The Betty Torricelli Institute forBreath & Lung InstituteBreast OncologyBreast SurgeryCancer Center, TheCardiacHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy CenterChildren''s Hospital, The Joseph M. SanzariClinical Virology Cochlear Implant ProgramColon Cancer Prevention CenterC
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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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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(201) 546-5053
385 Prospect Ave Fl 2
Hackensack, NJ
Services
Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,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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