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Real-Ear Testing Danbury CT

Local resource for real-ear testing in Danbury, CT. 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.

Advanced Ear Nose and Throat
(203) 364-5069
107 Newtown Rd Ste 2A
Danbury, CT
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Anne H. Lynn M.S.
(203) 364-5614
1 Shadow Ridge Cir
Newtown, CT
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aid Specialists of CT
(860) 946-4714
3 Church St
New Milford, CT
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Comprehensive hearing evaluations by our team of , Hearing Care Professionals which included a Certified Audiologist,Audioprosthologist and Board Certified Hearing Inst. Specialist.Hearing hearing aid sales which include risk-free trials of all leading Mfg avail. All makes and models serviced. A full-time, full service hearing center with house calls available to the homebound.Same day appointments available for emergencies
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound ENT LLC
(203) 816-6474
965 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Mt Kisco Medical Group PC
(914) 752-2249
110 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY
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SundayClosed
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Litchfield County Hearing Aids
(860) 946-4343
113 Hoyts Hill
Bethel, CT
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You can''t really know how much hearing aids will help you until you''ve worn them for a while. To help you decide whether hearing aids are right for your lifestyle, we offer a no-risk 30-day free trial. We don''t charge any hidden fees (fitting fees, restocking fees, service fees, custom mold fees, or other malarkey fees). The 30-day trial is absolutely free.Complete Hearing Health Care(c)All hearing aids are sold with a complete package of care. This includes batteries for the life of the hear
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,Thursday01:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(845) 363-4123
670 Stoneleigh Ave Ste 665
Carmel, NY
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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
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Hearing Aid Specialists of CT
(203) 364-5068
1449 Old Waterbury Rd Ste 303
Southbury, CT
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Comprehensive hearing evaluations by our team of , Hearing Care Professionals which included a Certified Audiologist,Audioprosthologist and Board Certified Hearing Inst. Specialist.Hearing hearing aid sales which include risk-free trials of all leading Mfg avail. All makes and models serviced. A full-time, full service hearing center with house calls available to the homebound.Same day appointments available for emergencies
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Richard A. Levin, M.D.
(203) 844-0497
1305 Post Rd Ste 302
Fairfield, CT
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In additional to treating ear, nose and throat disorders, ENT of Fairfield also specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This includes cosmetic surgery of the face and neck (facelifts and rhinoplasty), non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as Botox Cosmetic®, wrinkle fillers and laser treatments and reconstructive surgery for trauma. Our board certified pediatric and adult allergist offers allergy testing and treatment as well as asthma care and immunology evaluation. We
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Robert L Weiss M.D.
(888) 429-0358
761 Main Ave Suite 101
Norwalk, CT
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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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