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Audiologist Reno NV

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Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
Hours
SundayClosed
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Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Silver State Hearing & Balance
(775) 682-4000
3740 Lakeside Drive #101
Reno, NV
Specialty
Audiology & Hearing Aids
Gender
Male and Female
Education
Doctors of Audiology
Professional Memberships
American academy of Audiology (AAA), American Doctors of Audiology (ADA), American Board of Audiology (ABA), State licensed Audiologist, State Licensed Hearing aid dispenser, Licensed in California and Nevada

Anderson Audiology PC
(888) 824-7008
2642 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste A11
Henderson, NV
Services
Our ServicesOur expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral 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.ENG Test - Electronystagm
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
Hours
SundayClosed
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Michael Le May, Au.D.
(775) 473-9370
890 Mill St Ste 300
Reno, NV
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral 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.We also provide complete central audi
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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Nevada Hearing Specialists
(775) 473-9373
1701 Lakeside Dr
Reno, NV
Services
TESTING AVAILABLE FOR NEWBORNS TO ADULTS Auditory Brainstem Response Testing - Brainstem testing for infants and adults Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions - Testing of cochlear function Tympanometry - Testing of middle ear compliance Audiometric - Speech, Pure Tone, Bone Conduction, and Sound Field Visual Reinforcement - Sound Field testing for infants Dix-Hallpike - Testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with implementation of the Epley Maneuver Auditory Processing Evaluations V
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SundayClosed
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Ear Consultants Of Nevada
(702) 508-0543
8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 230
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Hearing and Balance DisordersENTC provides comprehensive management of hearing disorders. Currently, it is the only practice in Nevada with a cochlear implant program. ENTC was the first practice in the USA to use a laser coupled microscope to restore hearing in patients with certain ear diseases. Furthermore, ENTC offers an extensive program for hearing aid fitting with the most sophisticated devices being available. Our audiologist and hearing aid specialist perform diagnostic hearing evaluati
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audiology And Hearing Aids
(775) 309-4345
1701 County Rd Ste D
Minden, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Acclaim Hearing Center
(702) 508-0498
8530 W Charleston Blvd Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Comprehensive Hearing Assessments: Performed with up-to-date equipment,we can evaluate your outer,middle and inner ear. Test results will be clearly explained to you, as will our recommendations. If a medical problem is suspected, the audiologist will refer you to your family physician for consultation. A complete report will promptly be forwarded to your doctor at your request.Hearing Loss Counseling for Clients and Families: Listening strategies are very important to maximize hearing in mo
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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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