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Real-Ear Testing Mc Kinney TX

Local resource for real-ear testing in Mc Kinney, TX. 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.

Allen Hearing Clinic
(972) 468-0473
915 W Exchange Pkwy Ste 180A
Allen, TX
Services
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 TestingIf a hearing loss i
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Calvert Hearing Care
(972) 468-0472
109 Central Expy N Ste 533
Allen, TX
Services
We provide comprehensive hearing care services for all age groups. We specialize in hearing loss and dispensing state-of-the-art digital hearing instrument technology. In addition, we evaluate and treat balance disorders for the dizzy patient.
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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Alliance Hearing Solutions
(972) 468-8053
4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 780
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing aid consultation, evaluation, fitting, and counseling, 100% digital hearing instruments, 30-day evaluation period, Hearing aid repairs, Loss/Damage/Repair Insurance, Maintenance Accessories, Interest-free payment options. Diagnostic Audiology. Custom ear plugs (swimmers, hunters, music-lovers)
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 - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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SHARP HEARING - The Audiology Center
(972) 535-8426
4012 W Park Blvd Ste A
Plano, TX
Services
Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Aids, Assistive Listening Devices, Hearing Aid Maintenace and Repairs, Tinnitus Evaluations and Tinnitus Treatments.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Consultants of N. Texas
(972) 468-8108
7150 N. George Bush Hwy Ste 202
Garland, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Center Of Allen
(972) 439-1268
1105 Central Expy N Ste 210
Allen, TX
Services
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.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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North Dallas ENT
(469) 685-1542
5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 170
Plano, TX
Services
Drs. J. Robert Wyatt, Allison N. Wyll and Colin D. Pero specialize in Otolaryngology-the medical and surgical treatment of problems of the ears, nose and throat. We offer a full range of adult and pediatric services for these problems, all with a focus on patient safety. To give you a better idea of how we can help you, we’ve included a brief description of each service we provide, as well as a link to more detailed information.AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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North Texas
(972) 535-8428
6300 W Parker Rd Ste 326
Plano, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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Enhanced Hearing Professionals
(972) 535-8361
5957 Dallas Pkwy Ste 100
Plano, TX
Services
Services Provided:Clinical diagnosis and examination of the ears, nose, throat, sinus, head and neck Allergy management Allergy testing and treatment Hearing Assessment/Audiology Hearing aids
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Calvert Hearing Care
(888) 473-2316
2645 Arapaho Rd Ste 121
Garland, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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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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