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Real-Ear Testing Modesto CA

Local resource for real-ear testing in Modesto, CA. 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.

Central Valley Hearing Center
(888) 767-5057
1600 Sunrise Ave Ste 17
Modesto, CA
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Head & Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT Facial Surgery Center Sinus Surgery Sleep Disorders & Snoring Tinnitus Allergy Vertigo & Dizziness Thyroid Gland Hearing Loss Acid Reflux (GERD) (LPR) Parotid Gland Sore Throat Swallowing Disorders Cholesteatoma Bell''s Palsy Nosebleeds Mouth Sores Diagnostic Audiology About Audiology Diagnostic Audiogram Brainstem (ABR) (BAER) Audiology Staff Impedance Audiometry Otoacoustic Emmissions What is an Audiologist?
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Poseys Hearing Aid Center
(209) 322-4336
1313 L St
Modesto, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs. * State of the art technology with skilled professionals * Video Otoscopic ear inspection * Hearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devices * Hearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon) * Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectors * Cu
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Blakemore Center For Hearing
(866) 448-4013
2330 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
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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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Wesson Hearing Aid Center
(209) 680-4296
1079 Eucalyptus St Ste B
Manteca, CA
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Our Services Include Free Hearing Tests* and Consultations, no Charge follow-up office visits for the life of the hearing aids (based on orginal purchase), liberal trial adjustment period to guarantee satisfaction, free in-office demo of the latest Digital Hearing Aids, Satisfaction Guaranteed.We have 3 Convenient Locations :1079 Eucalyptus St., Suite B - Manteca, CA 95337209.823.2107530 West Eaton Ave., Suite A - Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.04661444 Main St., Suite D - Ripon, CA 95366209.824.0701"P
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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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Valley Hearing Center
(877) 881-2317
920 Park Row
Salinas, CA
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Clinical Services:Hearing evaluation (children and adults) by Licensed California Audiologist and Licensed DispenserHearing aid evaluation and selection based on your needsReferral to physicians for medical ear issuesDispensing Services:Digital hearing aids, all styles, major manufacturersReal-life surround-sound hearing aid listening labComplete Hearing HealthCare (CHHC) Service Plan, including free batteries, hearing aid cleaning, hearing tests.Hearing management training and counseling for in
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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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Modesto Hearing Aid Center
(888) 904-0075
611 Scenic Dr Ste A
Modesto, CA
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A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technology * Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and pub
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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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Wesson Inc
(209) 275-1087
1444 W Main St Ste D
Ripon, CA
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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 ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Posey''s Hearing Aid Center
(888) 589-0735
1000 Delbon Ave Ste 7
Turlock, CA
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Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.State of the art technology with skilled professionalsVideo Otoscopic ear inspectionHearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devicesHearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon)Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectorsCustom emergency services personnel li
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Joseph Ferrito MA & Associates
(408) 600-0038
6140 Camino Verde Dr Ste I
San Jose, CA
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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.
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THE CLINICS
(805) 202-4623
1516 W Branch St
Arroyo Grande, CA
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Hearing Aid EvaluationsAssistive Listening DevicesCustom Swim Molds and Sound-Protection Ear Plugs
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday01:30 PM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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