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Anderson Audiology PC
(888) 824-7008
2642 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste A11
Henderson, NV
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Our ServicesOur 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.ENG Test - Electronystagm
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Nevada Audiology & Hearing
(702) 823-0003
501 S Rancho Dr Ste D24
Las Vegas, NV
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,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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Desert Valley Audiology
(702) 383-5115
501 s. rancho dr. ste. d24
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Audiology
Gender
male
Education
Au.D.
Professional Memberships
ASHA

Audiology And Hearing Aids
(775) 309-4345
1701 County Rd Ste D
Minden, NV
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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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Lubritz & Nasri LLP
(702) 508-0517
3101 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 102
Las Vegas, NV
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Nose & Sinus SurgeryCancer Surgery -Head & NeckThyroid SurgeryTonsilsAdenoidsEar Tubes & Ear SurgeryHearing & Voice DisordersHearing AidsDizzinessLaser Facial Plastic SurgeryLaser Hair Removal -Face & BodySleep ApneaBotox
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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
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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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Acclaim Hearing Center
(702) 508-0498
8530 W Charleston Blvd Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
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Comprehensive Hearing Assessments: Performed with up-to-date equipment,we can evaluate your outer,middle and inner ear. Test results will be clearly explained to you, as will our recommendations. If a medical problem is suspected, the audiologist will refer you to your family physician for consultation. A complete report will promptly be forwarded to your doctor at your request.Hearing Loss Counseling for Clients and Families: Listening strategies are very important to maximize hearing in mo
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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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Advanced Hearing
(888) 778-6785
330 N Sandhill Blvd Ste F1
Mesquite, NV
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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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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
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Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 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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