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Real-Ear Testing Layton UT

Local resource for real-ear testing in Layton, UT. 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.

Larkin Hearing Centers
(801) 784-2537
1528 Woodland Park Dr Ste 100
Layton, UT
Services
Hearing evaluations, hearing aids
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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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Eartech
(801) 528-9525
3955 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Services
EarTech offers the highest level of service. There is more to treatment of hearing loss than just fitting a patient with a hearing aid. At EarTech our care is holistic. We are honest and dedicated in creating solutions that fit your needs. We are always available to address your needs. It’s a wonderful world and we want you to enjoy and “Hear Your World”.
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SundayClosed
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McKay ENT
(801) 528-9542
4403 Harrison Blvd Ste 2645
Ogden, UT
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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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Bountiful Hearing Center
(801) 682-1168
425 Medical Dr Ste 200
Bountiful, UT
Services
The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Modernising Hearing Aid Services Hereditary Deafness Newsletters Mouse mutants with hearing or balance defects Table of gene expression in the developing ear
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Ogden Clinic
(801) 528-9596
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Hours
SundayClosed
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Larkin Hearing Centers
(801) 528-9575
5974 S Fashion Point Drive Ste 110
Ogden, UT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ogden Clinic
(801) 528-9596
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Improvement
(801) 528-3604
811 12th St
Ogden, UT
Hours
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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Mountain West E N T
(801) 682-4425
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 310
Bountiful, UT
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Zone
(801) 438-3344
5642 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
At Hearing Zone we offer the best service and quality available, including: -Doctor of Audiology with 16 years experience!-The latest in Hearing Instrument Technology -Selection from the best hearing aid manufactures -60 day no-risk trial!-Pocketbook friendly prices and price matching-Service on all major brands of hearing aids -Accepts most insurance plans-Earwax removal-Re-tubing-Custom molds-Custom hearing protection-Well trained professional staff
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 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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