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Real-Ear Testing Evansville IN

Local resource for real-ear testing in Evansville, IN. 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.

Hearing & Speech Associate Inc
(812) 618-2782
350 W Columbia St Ste 300
Evansville, IN
Hearing & Speech Associates, Inc. is dedicated to helping you with your hearing needs. We provide complete diagnostic hearing evaluations, specialized testing and a wide range of hearing instruments to fit your individual hearing loss.
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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Deaconess Clinic DT
(812) 618-4107
4011 Gateway Blvd
Newburgh, IN
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Knecht Audiology Inc.
(765) 588-3985
2606 Veterans Memorial Pkwy S Ste 1
Lafayette, IN
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations for Children & Adults, Hearing Aid Batteries-purchase in office or by mail, Accessories for hearing aid maintenance, In house and manufacturer Repairs, Custom Ear molds, noise plugs, swim plugs, and musician ear plugs, Assistive listening devices, Alert devices, Adjustments & Cleaning for many brands of hearing aids, Access to complete range of hearing aid manufacturers with the latest technology, Consultations with school districts, Industrial screenings and evalu
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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Audiology And Hearing Care
(812) 716-2253
905 W Keegans Way Ste 11
Greensburg, IN
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.* Diagnostic Testing* Tinnitus Evalua
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Purdue University
(765) 588-1427
500 Oval Dr
West Lafayette, IN
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Tri State E N T Surgeons
(812) 618-1860
3801 Bellemeade Ave Ste 330
Evansville, IN
Advanced Surgical Solutions for Complex Hearing ProblemsWe are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of the most complex hearing problems. Our staff includes Dr. John C. Bizal, who is the only fellowship trained Otologist (ear doctor) residing in the area, and a team of doctors who are certified by the most respected boards in their field. Here are some of the procedures we offer:· Stapedectomy - for people who suffer from otosclerosis, which is the immobilization of the stapes bone -
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Hearing Healthcare Center, Inc.
(812) 303-4300
3101 N. Green River Road, Suite 620
Evansville, IN
Hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation
Doctor of Clinical Audiology
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Ohio Valley ENT And Allergy
(888) 453-7186
2125 State St Ste 6
New Albany, IN
AudiologyOur Audiology department is staffed with two Doctors of Audiology. Each Doctor holds Audiology licensure in Indiana and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. They are both members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They have both gone through extensive training in order to offer the latest in hearing aid technology to all of our patients. Other services they provide are hearing evaluations and diagnostic
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Professional Hearing Healthcare
(765) 273-4597
3631 N Morrison Rd
Muncie, IN
Full Hearing Evaluations and Fitting of Hearing Aids
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2 for 1 Hearing Aid Co
(317) 245-8105
7604 Surrey Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Free Full In-Home Service direct to you. Providing personalized care throughout the life of your hearing aids. Including diagnostic audiometric testing, complete line of hearing instruments, in-house and manufacturer repairs, adjustments and cleaning for the life of your aids
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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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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