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Audiologist South Bend IN

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The Hearing Professionals & ENT of Michiana
(574) 208-6837
100 Navarre Pl Ste 4430
South Bend, IN
Services
Diagnostic evaluations of the ear and hearing. Hearing Devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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South Bend Clinic
(574) 203-0034
211 N Eddy St
South Bend, IN
Services
Whether you''re suffering from allergies or arthritis, a sore throat or a spastic colon, or if you''re having a baby or a heart attack, the South Bend Clinic offers the widest range of services and the most advanced procedures to help. As technical and specialized as some of the terminology and procedures are, there is nothing cold or clinical about what we do. Our physicians and professional staff are there to help with a friendly and personal touch. They''re ready to listen and to ask question
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Michiana Hearing Care Center
(574) 807-9813
1001 N Hickory Rd Ste 3
South Bend, IN
Services
Dr. Sharp is trained to perform comprehensive hearing evaluations for all ages, hearing aid consultations, adjustments and repairs.Diagnostic Hearing EvaluationsEach patient has a thorough case history taken and an otoscopic check of the ears is performed. The evaluation determines the hearing at different pitches, the type and severity of your loss, and how well words are understood in each ear. Dr. Sharp will then explain your test results. Together you will discuss your personal listening nee
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SundayClosed
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Deaconess Clinic DT
(812) 618-4107
4011 Gateway Blvd
Newburgh, IN
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Otolaryngology Associates
(317) 456-7017
1115 Ronald Reagan Pkwy Ste 255
Avon, IN
Hours
SundayClosed
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Acoustic Audio Services Of
(574) 203-0043
808 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Hours
SundayClosed
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Darr & Associates Inc.
(574) 633-5430
919 E Jefferson Blvd Ste 104
South Bend, IN
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SundayClosed
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Ohio Valley ENT And Allergy
(888) 453-7186
2125 State St Ste 6
New Albany, IN
Services
AudiologyOur Audiology department is staffed with two Doctors of Audiology. Each Doctor holds Audiology licensure in Indiana and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. They are both members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They have both gone through extensive training in order to offer the latest in hearing aid technology to all of our patients. Other services they provide are hearing evaluations and diagnostic
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Fort Wayne Hearing Center & Audiology
(260) 918-4365
9131 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Hours
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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Audiology And Hearing Care
(812) 716-2253
905 W Keegans Way Ste 11
Greensburg, IN
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.* Diagnostic Testing* Tinnitus Evalua
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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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