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Real-Ear Testing Norman OK

Local resource for real-ear testing in Norman, OK. 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.

Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
Services
Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
Hours
SundayClosed
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St. Anthony Audiology Clinic
(405) 562-6301
608 Nw 9th St Ste 5100
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Testing; Hearing Aids; Cochlear Implant Mapping; Vestibular Testing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audio Recovery, Inc.
(405) 562-6362
3400 Nw 56th St Ste G1
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Latest TechnologyWe are pleased to introduce the new and smallest hearing instrument available on the market today, the dot™ by ReSound. We encourage you to be the first to experience this great advancement in technology.The dot™ by ReSound has been designed from the ground up to provide the features and benefits of larger hearing aids, in a smaller, stylish design that is nearly indistinguishable from the ear itself.The dot™ by ReSound hearing instruments have many new feature
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SundayClosed
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Richard B. Dawson MD & Assoc.
(405) 562-6386
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced ENT
(405) 622-3790
1201 S Douglas Blvd Ste L
Midwest City, OK
Services
comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations and hearing aid fittings
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 364-2684
3650 W. Rock Creek Rd.
Norman, OK
Specialty
tinnitus treatment
Gender
female
Education
Doctor of Audiology

St. Anthony Audiology Clinic
(405) 562-6301
608 Nw 9th St Ste 5100
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Testing; Hearing Aids; Cochlear Implant Mapping; Vestibular Testing
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Jon A. Winston, M.A. Dispenser
(405) 562-6303
3435 NW 56th St Ste 709A
Oklahoma City, OK
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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