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Real-Ear Testing Augusta GA

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Medical College Of Georgia
(706) 993-3574
1120 15th St BP 4121
Augusta, GA
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The mission of the Medical College of Georgia is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society.In realizing its mission, the Medical College of Georgia is committed to serving the people of Georgia, the nation, and the world by: * Preparing the health professional workforce of the future * Conducting research through programs that create, disseminate, and apply new knowledge relevant to human health * Providing exceptional, i
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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 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Southern Otologic Clinic PC
(706) 955-2209
818 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 204
Augusta, GA
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* Office placement of ventilation tubes using the laser (OtoLAM) with topical anesthesia for most children and adults experiencing hearing loss and ear infections due to persistent middle ear fluid. * Argon laser stapedectomy for the hearing loss of otosclerosis. * Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy procedures for hearing loss, infection, perforation, cholesteatoma. * Medical treatment, the Meniett, endolymphatic sac surgery, intratympanic gentamicin and other treatments for Meniere’s
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Medical College Of Georgia
(706) 993-3574
1120 15th St BP 4121
Augusta, GA
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The mission of the Medical College of Georgia is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society.In realizing its mission, the Medical College of Georgia is committed to serving the people of Georgia, the nation, and the world by: * Preparing the health professional workforce of the future * Conducting research through programs that create, disseminate, and apply new knowledge relevant to human health * Providing exceptional, i
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 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Doctors Of Georgia
(888) 484-5409
181 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste A1
Riverdale, GA
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Hearing:Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Research shows that untreated hearing loss can cause loss of income, isolation, frustration, and health related problems. The Better Hearing Institute is a nonprofit organization that reports each year on the negative effects of hearing loss and also on how successful today’s hearing aid technology is at correcting hearing loss.Hearing Doctors of Georgia are able to test hearing on any age person from birth to adult. Each of ou
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Ultratone Hearing Aid Center
(888) 578-9819
7447 Douglas Blvd Suite 105
Douglasville, GA
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•Hearing health history work-up•Video-otoscopy inspection of the ear•Free medical referral if needed•Air and bone conduction testing•Speech and loudness growth tests•Electronic hearing aid evaluation•On site state-of-the-art servicing lab•Factory direct on all special order instruments•All make hearing instrument repair•Custom ear mold couplers•Hearing instrument parts and accessories•Assistive listening devices
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Sunday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Monday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Univ. Speech & Hearing Center
(706) 955-1744
1430 Harper St Ste 3
Augusta, GA
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SundayClosed
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Univ. Speech & Hearing Center
(706) 955-1744
1430 Harper St Ste 3
Augusta, GA
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ENT Specialists
(888) 441-2576
1370 Wellbrook Cir NE
Conyers, GA
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Board Certified otolaryngologists at all locationsComprehensive medical ear, nose and throat examsHead and neck cancer evaluationsSleep apnea evaluations and in office snoring proceduresBotox and JuvedermIn office CT and Video StroboscopySurgical services which include outpatient hospital based sinus surgeries,ear surgeries, tonsillectomies and multiple office based proceduresAudiological services including comprehensive hearing evaluations forinfants – adultsWe serve all ages Pediatrics -
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SundayClosed
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South Georgia Audiology and
(229) 233-4417
305 W Hansell St
Thomasville, GA
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Diagnostic AudiologyHearing AidsCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing EvaluationsOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE)Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Balance Testing Electronystagmography (ENG)Pediatrics through adults
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 PM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Earl S. Golightly MD PC
(888) 451-5382
681 S 9th St
Griffin, GA
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Insist on Real-Ear Testing

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November 23, 2005: 7:27 pm: Dr. Neil Hearing Aids

Insist on Real-Ear Testing

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

One of the reasons many people are not happy with their new hearing aids is because their hearing aids have not been properly adjusted to fit their specific hearing losses.

Often, the audiologist or hearing aid dispenser adjusts your hearing aids according to the manufacturer’s fitting algorithm for your hearing loss. Unfortunately, this algorithm does not necessarily reflect the hearing prescription you really need.

If your audiologist does not do “real-ear testing”, she will never know whether or not your hearing aids are set up properly for your ears.

With real-ear testing, your audiologist puts a tiny microphone into your ear canal, then inserts your hearing aid. A computer runs some automatic tests and the results are shown on the screen.

The output shows both a graph of what your prescription should be, and what your hearing aids are really putting out. Now your audiologist can see what she needs to “tweak” in your hearing aids to properly give you the amplification you need at each of the speech frequencies.

How important is this? Consider this. A recent study using one hearing aid manufacturer’s fitting algorithm was compared with the results of real ear testing. The shocking results show that less than 12% of the time were the results judged to be “clinically similar” when comparing the manufacturer’s values to the actual real-ear measurements.

Nancy Aarts, Ph.D., the author of this study asserts:

This study suggests that adult hearing aid fitting protocols should include the use of actual real-ear probe-microphone measures to verify hearing aid fittings. Reliance on [the manufacturer's protocols] may result in insufficient output of most hearing aid users, as well as over-amplification of high level inputs for some hearing aid users.

What this means is that if you want to know that your hearing aids are fitted properly, you need to insist on having real-ear testing. If your audiologist doesn’t do real-ear testing, find one that does. It’s that important.

The above study was reported in the article “The Accuracy and Clinical Usefulness of Manufacturer-Predicted REAR Values in Adult Hearing Aid Fittings” The Hearing Review. November, 2005.)

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