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Real-Ear Testing Carson City NV

Local resource for real-ear testing in Carson City, NV. 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.

Nanci Campbell AuD LLC
(775) 297-4669
844 W Nye Ln Ste 203
Carson City, NV
Services
Nanci Campbell offers professional hearing services, that include; hearing testing, custom fitting of hearing aids, as well as hearing aid repair. Our services include the following: click on the service for more information.Our Services:Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and public areasCounseling and rehabilitation for patients and their familiesHearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technologyHearing assessment for all ages
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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Audiology And Hearing Aids
(775) 309-4345
1701 County Rd Ste D
Minden, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Consultants Of Nevada
(702) 508-0543
8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 230
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Hearing and Balance DisordersENTC provides comprehensive management of hearing disorders. Currently, it is the only practice in Nevada with a cochlear implant program. ENTC was the first practice in the USA to use a laser coupled microscope to restore hearing in patients with certain ear diseases. Furthermore, ENTC offers an extensive program for hearing aid fitting with the most sophisticated devices being available. Our audiologist and hearing aid specialist perform diagnostic hearing evaluati
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SundayClosed
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Family Hearing Services
(775) 299-4731
1825 Pinion Rd Ste D
Elko, NV
Services
Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adultsHearing aid selection and fittingAll model hearing aid repairsAssistive listening devices availableHearing protection devices including musicians ear plugsCustom made swim molds60-day satisfaction period on all hearing aids0% financing & other payment plans are available.Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are acceptedMedicare, Medicaid and most private insurances accepted
Hours
Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Payment
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Audiology And Hearing Aids
(775) 309-4345
1701 County Rd Ste D
Minden, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Care of Carson City
(775) 297-4131
408 N Roop St
Carson City, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Hearing
(888) 778-6785
330 N Sandhill Blvd Ste F1
Mesquite, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
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SundayClosed
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Anderson Audiology PC
(702) 508-0506
3120 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Our Services• Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing• ENG Test (Electronystagmogram)• Tinnitus Evaluation & Treatment• Dispensing of Digital Hearing Systems• Hearing Device Checks & Servicing• Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)• Balance/Vestibular Assessmentsand Treatment• Pediatrics• Auditory Brainstem EvokedResponse (ABR)• Earplugs for Hearing Protection• Swim Plugs• Musician’s Monitors and Earplugs• Aural Rehabilitation• Cerumen Removal and Management• Patient Appreciation Circle
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 - 05:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 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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