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Audiologist San Antonio TX

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San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 446-3509
8003 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX
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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 Harry Jersig Center
(210) 428-6745
411 Sw 24th St
San Antonio, TX
Services
Our Lady of the Lake University offers an innovative slate of majors and degrees unlike any you’re likely to encounter elsewhere. Because of our location and deep Hispanic roots, we’ve designed programs that not only speak to your intellectual and professional needs, but also to our regional workforce requirements. OLLU offers the following compelling choices: • 33 bachelor’s degrees, 14 master’s degrees and two doctoral degree programs with unique areas of study, i
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Alamo Hearing Aid And
(210) 446-3406
7400 Louis Pasteur Dr Ste 102
San Antonio, TX
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Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear and its structures.Audiological EvaluationCompleted in a specially treated sound room with reliable, well-maintained equipment which determines hearing ability for pure tones and speech.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist using hand-held otoscope which provides sufficient light and magnification.Hearing Aid Cleaning/RepairHearing aid cleaning and repair is available in our office.Hearing Aid E
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Ear Medical Group
(210) 787-4409
21 Spurs Ln Ste 100
San Antonio, TX
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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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San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 428-6620
510 Med Ct Ste 203
San Antonio, TX
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Hearing Tests: * Hearing Screenings * Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations * Tympanometry * Acoustic Reflex * Tone Decay * Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Tinnitus & Hyperacousis Tests: * Loudness and Pitch Matching * Minimum Masking Levels * Residual Inhibition * Loudness Discomfort Levels Audiological EvaluationsAmong the many diagnostic tests offered at the center are audiograms for determining basic hearing ability and word recognition, middle ear analysis for evaluat
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Alberto T. Fernandez, M.D.
(210) 446-3462
343 W Houston St Ste 409
San Antonio, TX
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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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University Hospital
(210) 775-6753
4502 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
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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 - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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San Antonio Hearing Center
(210) 428-6773
8600 Wurzbach Rd Ste 500
San Antonio, TX
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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 - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 807-6022
12413 Judson Rd Ste 200
Live Oak, TX
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We provide advanced and comprehensive testing and high technology hearing aid dispensing. We are excited about our rapid growth in the San Antonio Texas area and our website is being refined in tune with our changes.
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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 - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Hill Country Hearing, LLC
(830) 443-4172
124 E Bandera Rd Ste 201
Boerne, TX
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Audiologic Assessment, Immittance, Programmable Hearing Aids, Digital Hearing Aids Pediatric and Adult, Assistive Listening Devices, Aural Rehabilitation, Hearing Conservation Program, OAE teting, Musicians Ear Plugs, Ear Monitors, Swim Plugs, Noise Suppression Plugs, Industrial Audiology Programs, Wax Removal, Speech, Language Screenings and follow-up.
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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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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