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Audiologist Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for audiolgists in Rancho Cucamonga. 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.

Hearing Science of Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 581-9167
8283 Grove Ave Ste 104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing AssessmentWe provide comprehensive hearing evaluations for both children and adults. Hearing Aid EvaluationsWe have state-of-the-art equipment and specially trained audiologistswho can evaluate your hearing.Hearing Aid ServiceWe offer a wide selection of discrete hearing aids, including digital processing from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.If you ever require a repair, we can get your heari
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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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
Services
Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
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SundayClosed
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Christensen Hearing Center
(909) 480-4890
2055 N Garey Ave Ste 4
Pomona, CA
Services
Audiologic and hearing aid services
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,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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Associated Specialist
(951) 824-8269
4440 Brockton Ave Ste 210
Riverside, CA
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 ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Woodland Hearing Aid Services
(530) 419-1407
1264 E Gibson Rd Ste F600
Woodland, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Service
(909) 724-4800
9033 Baseline Rd Ste F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Testing, School Testing, Industrial Hearing
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SundayClosed
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Casa Colina Audiology Center
(909) 480-4286
255 E Bonita Ave
Pomona, CA
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Lifestyle Hearing Aid Solution
(909) 962-8965
1965 Foothill Blvd Ste R
La Verne, CA
Services
We have state of the art testing equipment. An electronic audiometric threshold test and speech discrimination test will be performed. The specialist will review your audiogram and explain your test results.Why get your hearing tested?There are a few very important reasons that you should have your hearing tested at least once a year. First, if you do not have a hearing loss it is still good to have a baseline recording on file for reference. Second, if you currently have a hearing loss you shou
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SundayClosed
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Loma Linda Hearing Instruments
(909) 435-0639
11370 Anderson St Ste 2100
Loma Linda, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
Services
Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
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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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