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Audiologist Trenton NJ

Local resource for audiolgists in Trenton. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing aids, hearing loss services, hearing tests, ear, nose and throat specialists and ear doctors, as well as advice and content on hearing loss resources and services.

Bucks Mercer Hearing Center a Division of ENT & FPSA
(609) 503-7349
8 Quakerbridge Plaza Dr Quakerbridge Plaza
Trenton, NJ
Services
Pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat problems Allergic disorders Head and neck cancer Nasal and sinus disorders Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery Hearing and balance disorders Otoplasty (Ear Aesthetic Procedure) Skin cancer removal and reconstruction Sleep and snoring surgery Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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PRINCETON CRANBURY EAR, NOSE & THROAT AND ADVANCED AUDIOLOGY
(888) 639-2934
812 Executive Dr
Princeton, NJ
Services
HEARING TESTING. HEARING AID SALES AND SERVICE. ENT PHYSICIAN ON PREMISES
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 02:00 AM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,Saturday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Hear MD
(609) 534-4218
1113 Hospital Dr Ste 103
Willingboro, NJ
Services
Pediatric and adult hearing evaluation Tympanometry Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (ABR and BSER) Infant Hearing Screening Otoacoustic Emission testing Central Auditory testing Consultants to Child Study Teams Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting for ages 5 and over Institutional hearing and speech screening Comprehensive tinnitus evaluation, management and counseling Dizziness evaluation Custom made swim molds and musician ear plugs Speech and Language evaluation Speech and Lan
Hours
SundayClosed
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Aria Health
(215) 543-6983
10800 Knights Road Torresdale Campus
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
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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The Hearing Aid Center At
(973) 241-4022
95 Mount Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ
Services
Audiological EvaluationsHearing Aid AccessoriesHearing Aid Sales & Service
Hours
SundayClosed
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Judith C Butera AuD
(215) 310-5271
900 W Trenton Ave Valley Creek Center
Morrisville, PA
Services
ServicesAssistive Listening DevicesIn some cases, hearing aids are not the complete answer to communication difficulties. There are many other devices available to help you in your most difficult listening environments. These devices include television listening systems, special doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks, amplified telephones that really work, mobile phone solutions, and more.Audiological EvaluationsComplete hearing testing for ages four to adult. Evaluations include measures of hearing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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PRINCETON EAR, NOSE & THROAT & ADVANCED AUDIOLOGY
(609) 301-4046
2650 Rte 130 & Dey Rd Constutiion Ctr Ste B
Cranbury, NJ
Services
HEARING TESTING , HEARING AIDS SALES AND SERVICE, ENT PHYSICAIN ON PREMISES.
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Outpatient Center At Monroe
(609) 301-4563
300 Overlook Dr
Jamesburg, NJ
Services
The Outpatient Center at Monroe Audiology program offers comprehensive audiological testing. Our full service hearing aid department is ready to assist you with all of your hearing needs from complete audiological evaluations to hearing aid fittings and hearing aid support groups.
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 - 04:30 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Somerset Hearing Center
(908) 458-9064
311 Courtyard Dr
Hillsborough, NJ
Services
Quality hearing begins with accurate testing and custom fittings. Somerset Hearing Center offers a comprehensive range of hearing health care services including state-of-the-art technology to improve clients'' hearing and ability to communicate.Our practice focuses on diagnostic audiology, hearing aid fitting, evaluations and fittings, adjustments and repairs, and assistive listening devices.
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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Total Hearing Care - Watchung
(908) 731-6874
40 Stirling Rd Ste 202
Watchung, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 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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