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Real-Ear Testing Aurora CO

Local resource for real-ear testing in Aurora, CO. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to real-ear testing, audiologists, hearing loss treatment, tinnitus treatment, and hearing aids, as well as advice and content on hearing loss, conditions of the ear, and hearing problems.

Rocky Mountain ENT Associates
(303) 731-2942
1400 S Potomac St Ste 240
Aurora, CO
Services
Clinical ServicesFrom pediatric to geriatric, from simple to complex, our COA physicians and staff cover all aspects of ear, nose, throat, and hearing problems. The size of our group allows our physicians to specialize within our ENT specialty, covering the gamut of services from hearing and balance to sinus issues to voice disorders – the list goes on.
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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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Univ. Of Colorado Hospital
(720) 262-8301
1635 Aurora Court Suite 6200
Aurora, CO
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SundayClosed
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Doctor''s Hearing Care
(303) 731-2567
4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 450
Denver, CO
Services
Hearing Evaluation, Cerumen Removal, VNG, ABR, Tympanometry, hearing protection, swim plugs, hearing aids, assistive listening devices
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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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-1345
3701 S Clarkson St Ste 100
Englewood, CO
Services
Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
Hours
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 - 02:30 PM
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Denver Ear Associates
(303) 647-1868
401 W Hampden Pl Ste 240
Englewood, CO
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2548
1399 S Havana St Ste 102
Aurora, CO
Services
Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.Hearing TestingIf hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.After the age of 50, a regular hearing test should be considered as important as one''s yearly physical checkup.Testing
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SundayClosed
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Center For Hrg Speech and
(303) 731-1525
4280 Hale Pkwy
Denver, CO
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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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Cornerstone Hrg Ctr, Inc.
(303) 857-5798
25521 E Smoky Hills Road Unit 220
Aurora, CO
Services
Audiometric Evaluations - Adults A complete audiological examination is the basic hearing examination. It consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing as well as speech audiometry and immittance testing. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether the loss is conductive and sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to determine the individuals ability to understand speech at an elevated comfortable level.Pediatric AudiometryInfants to adolescent chi
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SundayClosed
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Arapahoe Hearing Associates
(303) 731-2540
7600 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 105
Centennial, CO
Services
Physical ExaminationIdentifies landmarks and abnormalities of outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist using hand-held otoscope which provides sufficient light and magnification.Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear and its structures. Physical ExaminationIdentifies landmarks and abnormalities of outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist u
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2730
9894 Rosemont Ave Ste 104
Lone Tree, CO
Services
Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE) hearing devices are the most unobtrusive type of hearing instrument currently available. This style keeps the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. The appropriateness of these hearing devices is limited based on the degree of hearing loss.The Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument is almost invisible. If cosmetic appeal is important, many have found this to be the best device for them. The appropriateness of this style hearing instrument is limi
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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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