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Real-Ear Testing Reno NV

Local resource for real-ear testing in Reno, NV. 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.

Michael Le May, Au.D.
(775) 473-9370
890 Mill St Ste 300
Reno, NV
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.We also provide complete central audi
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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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Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Silver State Hearing & Balance
(775) 682-4000
3740 Lakeside Drive #101
Reno, NV
Specialty
Audiology & Hearing Aids
Gender
Male and Female
Education
Doctors of Audiology
Professional Memberships
American academy of Audiology (AAA), American Doctors of Audiology (ADA), American Board of Audiology (ABA), State licensed Audiologist, State Licensed Hearing aid dispenser, Licensed in California and Nevada

Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
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SundayClosed
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Advanced Hearing
(888) 778-6785
330 N Sandhill Blvd Ste F1
Mesquite, NV
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
Hours
SundayClosed
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Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Insurance

Nevada Hearing Specialists
(775) 473-9373
1701 Lakeside Dr
Reno, NV
Services
TESTING AVAILABLE FOR NEWBORNS TO ADULTS Auditory Brainstem Response Testing - Brainstem testing for infants and adults Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions - Testing of cochlear function Tympanometry - Testing of middle ear compliance Audiometric - Speech, Pure Tone, Bone Conduction, and Sound Field Visual Reinforcement - Sound Field testing for infants Dix-Hallpike - Testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with implementation of the Epley Maneuver Auditory Processing Evaluations V
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Care of Carson City
(775) 297-4131
408 N Roop St
Carson City, NV
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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Nevada Audiology & Hearing
(702) 823-0003
501 S Rancho Dr Ste D24
Las Vegas, NV
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Lubritz & Nasri LLP
(702) 508-0517
3101 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 102
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Nose & Sinus SurgeryCancer Surgery -Head & NeckThyroid SurgeryTonsilsAdenoidsEar Tubes & Ear SurgeryHearing & Voice DisordersHearing AidsDizzinessLaser Facial Plastic SurgeryLaser Hair Removal -Face & BodySleep ApneaBotox
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SundayClosed
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Insist on Real-Ear Testing

Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues  

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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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