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Real-Ear Testing Bronx NY

Local resource for real-ear testing in Bronx, NY. 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.

AAA Hearing Aids And
(718) 514-6256
2143 Williamsbridge Rd Apt A
Bronx, NY
Services
AAA Hearing Aids & Services is a full service audiology and hearing aid practice. We have over 30 years of experience fitting hearing aids on all ages from 3 months to 106 years. We accept most Insurances including Medicaid & Medicare.
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 - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Dunshaw Hearing Aid Center
(718) 690-9539
3333 Henry Hudson Pkwy W Ste 1C
Bronx, NY
Services
A comprehensive hearing evaluation that will help to determine your level of hearing loss, as well as its causes and types.Middle ear and mobility of the eardrum testing (tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing)Hearing aid comparison and selection, fitting, and any additional adjustments or supportFree public demos of advanced hearing aid technologyHearing Instruments
Hours
SaturdayClosed
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Columbia University
(888) 493-7337
180 Fort Washington Ave HP706
New York, NY
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(914) 595-5294
984 N Broadway Ste 400
Yonkers, NY
Services
Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Payment
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OTO Health
(718) 340-3598
3803 31st Ave
Long Island City, NY
Services
hearing exams
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

The Hearing Center
(718) 690-9551
3400 Bainbridge Ave Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
Bronx, NY
Services
•FREE SCREENING: Free demo of the latest technology and free consultation.•Family tradition of serving Long Island hearing-impaired populations for 40 years•Uncompromising pledge of professional service offered by caring staff•Provider of the most technologically advanced digital hearing instruments•Substantial discounts on digital hearing instruments•Serving all hearing populations, from profoundly impaired to those who simply require clarity•Most extensive wa
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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Hebrew Home For The Aged
(718) 690-9530
5901 Palisade Ave
Bronx, NY
Services
Living at Home • ElderServe Social Day Program• ElderServe Medical Model Day or Night Care• ElderServe Long Term Home Care Services• ElderServe Licensed Home Care Services• TelemedicineShort Term Stays• Respite / Vacation Stay• Rehab / Post-Acute CareSenior Housing• River WalkResidential Long Term Nursing• Enriched Residential• Traditional Nursing• Special NeedsSpecial Programs• Care Management• Palliative Care / Hospice / Comfort
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Hearing Services
(914) 595-5341
955 Yonkers Ave Ste 104
Yonkers, NY
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT And Allergy Associates
(914) 380-4518
26 Burling Ln Ste 2
New Rochelle, NY
Services
Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Saturday08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Payment
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Total Hearing Care - Englewood
(201) 399-4185
214 Engle St Ste 13
Englewood, 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
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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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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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