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Hearing Aid Manufacturers San Antonio TX

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in San Antonio, TX. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hearing aids, hearing aid devices, local doctors as well as information on hearing centers and content on hearing.

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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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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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
Services
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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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
Services
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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San Antonio Hearing Center
(210) 428-6773
8600 Wurzbach Rd Ste 500
San Antonio, TX
Hours
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
Services
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.
Hours
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
Services
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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Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better

Hearing Aids

© September 1999 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. 

Question: Are hearing aids the real answer to help me hear better?

Answer: That’s a good question. Obviously, hearing aids help us hear better by making sounds louder to compensate for our diminished hearing. That is their primary purpose and they do quite a good job of it too in many cases. However, hearing aids do several other things too such as processing sounds and attempting to filter out undesirable noise. Perhaps one of the lesser-known, yet vitally important things they do is to compress sounds to fit our reduced dynamic hearing range. This means they increase the volume of soft sounds, yet at the same time, automatically limit the volume of loud sounds so they don’t hurt our ears.

For example, when I listen to classical music without my hearing aids, the volume appears to vary dramatically. When only the strings are playing I often don’t hear a thing. However, if I turn the volume up to hear these fainter sounds when the whole orchestra fires up that volume hurts my ears. As a result, it is very hard to enjoy such music. However, when wearing my hearing aids, they amplify the soft sounds so I can hear them and at the same time limit the loud sounds so I can bear them. The result is that I enjoy listening to music much more with my hearing aids on.

However, you must realize that as good as modern hearing aids are, you need to remember that they are still only aids to better hearing. They do not restore hearing to normal. Hearing aids are far from perfect. At best they typically only restore your hearing to the equivalent of a mild loss. Many first time hearing aid users don’t like the unnatural sounds they now hear, nor do they like all the noise they now have to try to hear through. This is not so much the fault of the hearing aids as it is of our faulty ears.

You see, when we lose our hearing to some degree or other, strange things happen to our ears at the same time. One of these is that we lose our ability to filter out extraneous noise like we used to. Another is that we no longer hear as clearly as we used to. To us sounds are now "fuzzy". This means that we often cannot distinguish between two words that are similar in frequency—for example "sun" and "fun." Generally the worse our hearing loss is, the fuzzier our hearing becomes.

Therefore, we need more help than just the amplification that hearing aids give us. You must realize that hearing aids alone are not the total answer. You need to combine the help you get with hearing aids with other coping strategies. One of the most effective coping strategies is speechreading. (Lip reading was the old term.) With speechreading the words "fun" and "sun" are relatively easy to distinguish by watching the persons face. For example, I may hear the "un" sound and speechread the "s" or the "f" sound...

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