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Audiologist Richmond KY

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The Hearing Store LLC
(859) 353-4879
1012 Ival James Blvd Ste B
Richmond, KY
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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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The Hearing Store LLC
(859) 354-4256
230 Fountain Ct Ste 230
Lexington, KY
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Ears-Hearing loss affects one in ten North Americans. At KYENT, we have procured a premier staff of otolaryngologists, to facilitate the treatment of ear disorders. Our medical staff are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. Our Otolaryngologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.Nose-About 35 million people develop chronic sinusi
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Central Kentucky Audiology
(859) 354-4123
2105 Eastway Dr
Lexington, KY
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Central Kentucky Audiology Services, PSC (CKAS) offers a complete, personal and professional approach to hearing loss management for those with and without hearing aids. Located in Lexington, KY, CKAS is a private audiology practice in the Central Kentucky area. Established in 1989, our goal has been to provide the utmost professional services and products available in hearing health care. We help people experiencing hearing loss as well as those interested in preventative solutions such as hear
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Hearing Aid Center
(888) 904-5883
105 S Main St
Corbin, KY
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Commonwealth ENT
(888) 904-8525
4004 Dupont Cir Ste 220
Louisville, KY
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Bluegrass Hearing Clinic
(859) 353-4883
1036 Amberley Way Ste A
Richmond, KY
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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.1.Diagnostic Testing2.Tinnitus Evalua
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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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Lexington Hearing And
(859) 354-4253
162 N Ashland Ave
Lexington, KY
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Affordable Hearing Aids, LLC
(270) 505-4713
906 Woodland Dr Ste 209
Elizabethtown, KY
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology and Hearing Center
(270) 908-4975
150 Brett Chase Ste B
Paducah, KY
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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 - 12:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiologists & Hearing Aid
(859) 354-4134
1401 Harrodsburg Rd Ste C212
Lexington, KY
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Welcome to Audiologists & Hearing Aid Specialists of Kentucky, your resource for optimum hearing care and service in the Lexington area. Our goal is to provide the most technologically advanced amplification and rehabilitation for the hearing impaired.Good hearing helps you get the most out of life! You''re just a click away from the latest news on hearing health and hearing loss including the newest advances in digital hearing instruments.
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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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