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Real-Ear Testing Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for real-ear testing in Baton Rouge, LA. 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.

Scallan Hearing Aid Ctr.
(225) 304-0622
8211 Goodwood Blvd Ste B1
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Video Otoscopic Examinations * Hearing Evaluations * Hearing Aid Diagnostics * Hearing Aid Repairs * Clean Hearing Aids * Assistive Listening Devices * Hearing Aid Accessories * Replace Battery Doors * Swim/Noise Ear Plugs * Hearing Aid Ear Molds * Alarm Clocks * Tinnitus counsellingWe fit and/or repair the following manufacturers:Audibel, Beltone, Electone, General Hearing, GN Resound, Magnatone, Microtech, NuEar, Omni, Oticon, Phonak, Qualitone, Rexton, Siem
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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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Baton Rouge Clinic AMC
(225) 755-9607
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
See Surgical Services SectionInternal MedicinePreventative Health Care Hospital Care & Consultation Routine Health Exams Preoperative Evaluations Travel Medicine Advisory & Immunization Aviation Medicine Geriatrics Sports MedicineThe Cardiovascular Center of ExcellenceVascular Medicine Consultations for: Refractory Hypertension Management Advanced Lipid Management For Refractory Cholesterol and/or Blood Fat Elevation 24 Hour Blood Pressure MonitoringNeurologyBaclofen Pump (Spasticity) Botox Inje
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SundayClosed
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Womans Hospital
(225) 590-7158
9050 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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SundayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic
(225) 240-7562
16777 Medical Center Dr 1st FL Front Desk
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
# Heart & Vascular# Primary Care# Digestive Disorders Center# Women''s Services# Men''s Health# Cancer Services# Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
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MondayClosed
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Associates In Hearing, LLC
(225) 755-9611
10537 Kentshire Court Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Diagnostic Hearing evaluations,including middle ear testing, Occupational Hearing evaluations, Hearing aid Consultation, Hearing aid Fitting, Orientation, Evaluations, Repairs, Supplies, Hearing Protection Earmolds, Onsite Product and Hearing Aid Demonstrations, Educational Seminars.
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 ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Medical Center
(225) 319-5125
5258 Dijon Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Our hearing center offers complete audiological (hearing) evaluations and vestibular (inner ear) testing for all ages. We also offer a wide range of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries and hearing aid accessories as well as ear-molds for noise protection and swimming.
Hours
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 - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic Foundation
(225) 319-5109
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Solutions Inc
(225) 240-7558
8251 Summa Ave Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Clinical hearing evaluations * Hearing aid dispensing with a complete line of hearing aids selected from an extensive list of hearing aid manufacturers and hearing aid technologies * 30-day trial period on hearing aids (minimum) * Hearing protection and conservation * Earmolds for noise protection, for musicians and sound monitoring, and for use with communication equipment
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Group LLC
(225) 304-0018
10537 Kentshire Ct Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
We provide services for all age groups. Our testing and services include, but are not limited to: Hearing Testing, Middle Ear Testing, Auditory Processing Testing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Repairs, Hearing Aid Accessories, Noise Protection, Earmolds, Earplugs, Industrial Hearing Testing, Off site Hearing Screenings, Educational Seminars, Product Demonstrations. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Please call or stop by for more information on products, cu
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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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Nose And Throat Associates
(225) 319-5112
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 2121
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates of Corpus Christi physicians have been providing medical services in Corpus Christi for over 25 years. We are the premier Ear, Nose, & Throat group in Corpus Christi and all of South Texas.Our physicians are highly trained board certified otolaryngologists. They specialize in ear, nose, and throat, head and neck, and facial cosmetic problems. Our clinical staff includes licensed and experienced audiologists, radiological technologists, speech pathologists, and clin
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 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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