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Audiologist State College PA

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William A.Turley, Ed D CCC A
(814) 753-4575
611 University Dr
State College, PA
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Penn State University
(814) 753-4620
110 Ford Building
University Park, PA
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Ross Hearing
(570) 309-6806
444 N Main Ave
Scranton, PA
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Karla J. Floyd Audiologist
(412) 436-3358
11743 Frankstown Rd Ste G
Pittsburgh, PA
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Pinnacle Health Systems
(717) 910-4046
3001 N 7th St
Harrisburg, PA
Emergency DepartmentsEmergency Medical Services (EMS)Medical ServicesCancer CareDiabetes CareHeart CareImaging (Radiology)Lung CareNeurological Care (Brain & Nervous System Conditions)Primary and Specialty CareToxicology CenterSpecialized ServicesChildren''s HealthCommunity and Corporate WellnessHolistic TherapiesHome Care and HospiceLaboratory Services Men''s HealthMental/Behavorial Health Nutrition and Weight ManagementPain Management Palliative CareRehabilitative and Physical TherapySenior He
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Albrecht Audiology Services
(814) 753-4279
233 Easterly Pkwy
State College, PA
Hearing Aid: Sales and Service- Dr. Judy Albrecht dispenses and services an extensive line of hearing aids with a broad selection of advanced technology. Designed with computer technology to match a person''s hearing loss, today''s hearing aids are more complex and much more effective than in the past. Hearing Aid: Warranty service- Hearing instruments that were fitted by us will be serviced at no charge while under warranty. If purchased elsewhere, there will be a handling charge for warranty r
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Uhring's Hearing And Balance Center LLC.
(814) 237-3267
611 University Drive
State College, PA
Hearing Aids, Auditory Processing
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Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology

Washington Ear, Nose and Throat
(724) 705-0347
95 Leonard Ave Ste 500
Washington, PA
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation (Adults and Pediatrics)Hearing AidsAssistive DevicesCustom Musician''s EarplugsCustom Hearing ProtectionENT Services
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Amplified Hearing LLC
(570) 763-4089
54 W End Rd
Hanover Township, PA
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
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Vista Hearing Aid Center
(717) 496-4679
183 Coldbrook Ave
Chambersburg, PA
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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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