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Audiologist Scranton PA

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Audiology & Hearing Center of Scranton
(888) 779-3671
321 Spruce St Fl 7
Scranton, PA
Services
Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations.Tympanometry and otoacoustic emissions.Digital hearing aid fittings of all makes and models.Comprehensive aural rehabilitation services.Ear molds.Hearing aid repairs.Musician hearing protection; swimming ear plugs.Anesthesiologist ear molds; Pilot ear molds
Hours
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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Ross Hearing
(570) 309-6806
444 N Main Ave
Scranton, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Center of NE Pennsylvania, LLC
(570) 763-4123
601 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Services
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs):Sometimes hearing aids are not the only solution so we offer a variety of devices to help in specific situations, including: Infrared Amplifiers for the TV, Telephone amplifiers, Alerting systems, Amplified telephone ringers,& personal FM systems. Audiometric Evaluations: Adults &Pediatrics: Audiometric evaluations are offered daily by appointment. This is what you may refer to as the hearing test. Using state of the art equipment, we will perform a complete
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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 - 02:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Geisinger Medical Gr Audiology
(570) 763-4100
1000 E Mountain Dr Mc 37/40
Wilkes Barre, PA
Services
Geisinger''s Department of Audiology provides diagnostic and rehabilitative care to patients with hearing loss and balance disorders. The intent is to preserve the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles as established by the code of ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System.Diagnostic Audiology Basic audiometryTesting that will help determine the nature and degree of hearing loss.Immittance
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Amplified Hearing LLC
(570) 763-4089
54 W End Rd
Hanover Township, PA
Services
Amplified Hearing LLC provides the following services in our state-of-the-art facility:Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation (Air/Bone Conduction Threshold, Speech Reception Threshold & Word Recognition Testing, Tympanometry for Middle Ear Function, Video-Otoscopy w/monitor for patient viewing of their ear canalTinnitus (Ringing) Assessment & CounselingProfessional reporting to your physicianIndustrial Hearing Screenings and Hearing Conservation ProgramOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing for inf
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Northeast ENT Center
(570) 291-5086
919 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday07:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday07:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday07:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday07:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday07:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Abington Audiology And
(888) 393-5781
604 S State St
Clarks Summit, PA
Services
Comprehensive diagnostic Hearing Evaluations for pediatrics and adultsOtoacoustic emission testing (OAE)Vestibular testing for balance disordersHearing aid evaluationsHearing aid checksIn-house and Manufacturer hearing aid repairBattery club programCustom earmoldsAssistive Listening DevicesMusician Plugs Bluetooth Technology (compatible with hearing aids
Hours
SundayClosed
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Ent Surgical Group PC
(570) 763-4122
423 3rd Ave Ste C
Kingston, PA
Services
Accent ReductionAccent Reduction services focuses on individuals who use English as their second language. Allergy/ImmunotherapyAdministration of a series of injections containing various antigens, in order to desensitize patients to inhalent allergens.Hearing Aids/SuppliesLicensed and Certified AudiologistSpeech and Swallowing DisordersLicensed and Certified Speech Language PathologistSurgeriesExperienced adult and pediatric surgeons
Hours
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 - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
(570) 301-6314
34 S Main St Main Floor
Wilkes Barre, PA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Cumberland Valley Medical Svc.
(717) 496-0007
755 Norland Ave Ste 202
Chambersburg, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,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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