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Real-Ear Testing Camden NJ

Local resource for real-ear testing in Camden, NJ. 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.

Robert Sataloff MD
(215) 268-7273
219 N Broad St Fl 10
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hear MD
(856) 528-0333
130 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 PM - 12:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Ear Nose & Throat Professional
(856) 528-0444
30 Washington Ave Ste E
Haddonfield, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Associates In Hearing HealthCare
(856) 528-0017
121 Clements Bridge Road
Barrington, NJ
Services
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations. Rehabilitative counseling. Follow up for hearing aid wearers. Tinnitus Re-training. Educational Audiology services. School System Assistive Devices and In-Services.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hear MD
(856) 292-6812
620 N Broad St Ste 1
Woodbury, NJ
Services
A diagnostic audiogram reveals whether a hearing loss is present. The Middle Ear Test or ''impedance test'' determines if the eardrum is mobile, if the middle ear is properly aerated and whether the acoustic reflexes are present. In some instances, based on the findings, advanced tests will be performed to more precisely determine the site of hearing loss.
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp.
(215) 600-1867
925 Chestnut St Fl 6
Philadelphia, PA
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Abdominal ImagingAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine ProgramAcute Care SurgeryAdvanced Heart Failure and Transplant CenterAlzheimer''s Disease and Dementia CenterAmputee Program AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology Research LaboratoryAortic CenterArthritis ProgramAsthma ProgramBalance and Hearing CenterBariatric and Metabolic Surgery ProgramBioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness CenterBlood Donor CenterBodine Center for Radiation TherapyBone Marrow Transplant ProgramBones and Joints Center of ExcellenceBr
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Sunday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Monday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Tuesday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Wednesday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Thursday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Friday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Saturday11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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Main Line Audiologists Consultants, PC
(610) 616-5094
2 Franklin Town Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
Services
Diagnostic audiometry Aural rehabilitation Behavioral audiometry Otoacoustic emissions testing Hearing instrument dispensing Tympanometry Hearing aid fitting, adjustments, and repairs Industrial hearing conservation and testing Assistive listening Devices Musicians'' in-the-ear monitors Musicians'' earmolds Swimmolds Central auditory testing Real ear measurements
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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Precision Hearing Instruments
(856) 528-9564
1401 Marlton Pike E Ste 27, Annex (Rear Of Bldg)
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hear MD
(856) 528-0060
1910 E Rte 70 Ste 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Main Line Audiology
(610) 616-5076
916 Montgomery Ave
Narberth, PA
Services
Diagnostic audiometry Aural rehabilitation Behavioral audiometry Otoacoustic emissions testing Hearing instrument dispensing Tympanometry Hearing aid fitting, adjustments, and repairs Industrial hearing conservation and testing Assistive listening Devices Musicians'' in-the-ear monitors Musicians'' earmolds Swimmolds Central auditory testing Real ear measurements
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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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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