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Real-Ear Testing Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for real-ear testing in Rancho Cucamonga, 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.

Hearing Science of Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 581-9167
8283 Grove Ave Ste 104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Hearing AssessmentWe provide comprehensive hearing evaluations for both children and adults. Hearing Aid EvaluationsWe have state-of-the-art equipment and specially trained audiologistswho can evaluate your hearing.Hearing Aid ServiceWe offer a wide selection of discrete hearing aids, including digital processing from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.If you ever require a repair, we can get your heari
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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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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
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Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
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SundayClosed
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Casa Colina Audiology Center
(909) 480-4286
255 E Bonita Ave
Pomona, CA
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SundayClosed
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Associated Specialist
(951) 824-8269
4440 Brockton Ave Ste 210
Riverside, CA
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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 ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Landmark Hearing Services
(408) 774-4042
877 W Fremont Ave Ste I4
Sunnyvale, CA
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Assistive Listening DevicesAudiometric Evaluations: Adults & PediatricsWe provide basic pediatric evaluations. We are not equipped with OAE or BSER at this time and we refer out for these procedures.Ear MoldsCustom-made noise protection earmolds, cellphone ear pieces, swim molds.Private Counseling SessionsWe know that hearing loss can cause many social and emotional frustrations. We try and help our patients learn how to cope with their impairment and have realistic expectations of amplification
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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 - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Service
(909) 724-4800
9033 Baseline Rd Ste F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Testing, School Testing, Industrial Hearing
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SundayClosed
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Christensen Hearing Center
(909) 480-4890
2055 N Garey Ave Ste 4
Pomona, CA
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Audiologic and hearing aid services
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,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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Lifestyle Hearing Aid Solution
(909) 962-8965
1965 Foothill Blvd Ste R
La Verne, CA
Services
We have state of the art testing equipment. An electronic audiometric threshold test and speech discrimination test will be performed. The specialist will review your audiogram and explain your test results.Why get your hearing tested?There are a few very important reasons that you should have your hearing tested at least once a year. First, if you do not have a hearing loss it is still good to have a baseline recording on file for reference. Second, if you currently have a hearing loss you shou
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Loma Linda Hearing Instruments
(909) 435-0639
11370 Anderson St Ste 2100
Loma Linda, CA
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SundayClosed
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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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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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