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Real-Ear Testing Rio Rancho NM

Local resource for real-ear testing in Rio Rancho, NM. 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.

Albuquerque Hearing Associates
(505) 859-7778
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I
Albuquerque, NM
Services
At Albuquerque Hearing Associates, it is our deepest desire to provide the highest level of service and state of the art technology. As our guest you can expect to receive the attention and care that you need in order to make the best decision regarding hearing solutions for yourself.* We offer a range of services for adults and children including but not limited to:* Basic comprehensive evaluations* Modified testing for individuals with limited verbal or cognitive function* Acoustic impedance
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Choice Hearing
(505) 565-7212
6500 Jefferson St NE Ste 260
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations - The audiometric evaluation consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to evaluate the individual’s ability to understand speech at an elevated comfortable volume. Speech discrimination is also tested to determine how much a person will understand when wearing hearing aids. Hearing Aid Dispensi
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 - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Albuquerque Speech, Language, Hearing Center
(505) 565-5820
9500 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 215
Albuquerque, NM
Services
* Comprehensive hearing evaluations and screenings for children and adults* Industrial hearing screenings* Evaluation and selection of hearing instruments to meet your needs* Custom hearing aid fittings, including conventional and advanced digital instruments* Advice and counseling on the use and care of hearing aids* Live speech mapping to ensure maximum hearing aid benefit* Minor hearing aid repairs on-site, usually within 48 hours* Custom hearing products, including musicians’ earplu
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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Albuquerque Speech, Language, Hearing Center
(505) 565-5820
9500 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 215
Albuquerque, NM
Services
* Comprehensive hearing evaluations and screenings for children and adults* Industrial hearing screenings* Evaluation and selection of hearing instruments to meet your needs* Custom hearing aid fittings, including conventional and advanced digital instruments* Advice and counseling on the use and care of hearing aids* Live speech mapping to ensure maximum hearing aid benefit* Minor hearing aid repairs on-site, usually within 48 hours* Custom hearing products, including musicians’ earplu
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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Advanced Hearing Care
(888) 710-4091
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 103
Las Cruces, NM
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Worth Hearing Center
(505) 807-0248
7520 Montgomery Blvd NE Bldg E15
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Worth Hearing Center is a locally owned and operated private audiology practice. The mission of Worth Hearing Center is to provide the most technically advanced hearing care in an atmosphere where patients are treated with kindness and the respect they deserve.Specific services, which are currently being provided, are:Diagnostic hearing evaluations, including pure tone testing (air and bone conduction), tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing Hearing aid evaluations and consultations Hearing ai
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Group
(505) 404-0684
1121 4th St NW Ste 1D
Albuquerque, NM
Services
* Audiological Evaluations for children, and adults * Full Range of Hearing Aid Technology * Live Speech Mapping * Total Audiological Care Plan * Industrial Hearing Testing * Cochlear Implant Services * Pediatric Services * Spanish Services available (247-4472) * Hearing Aid Evaluations/Consultations * Assistive Listening Devices * Wireless Solutions for TV, Cell Phones, and MP3 Players * Hearing Aid Service and Repair * Products for Musicians such as in-the-e
Hours
SundayClosed
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ABQ Partners
(505) 859-7280
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
specialties and services Primary CarePrimary care physicians (PCPs) provide the majority of care for most patients. Patients choose an Adult Medicine/Travel Health, Family Medicine or Pediatric provider to serve as their PCP to coordinate their healthcare. Specialty CarePhysicians and medical professionals in a variety of specialty care practices are also available at ABQ Health Partners. Patients may be easily referred by their primary care physician to specialists as medical needs arise.
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audio Acoustics Hearing Center
(866) 653-7149
1000 W 4th St
Roswell, NM
Services
Audiology Services
Hours
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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Albuquerque Hearing Associates
(505) 859-7778
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I
Albuquerque, NM
Services
At Albuquerque Hearing Associates, it is our deepest desire to provide the highest level of service and state of the art technology. As our guest you can expect to receive the attention and care that you need in order to make the best decision regarding hearing solutions for yourself.* We offer a range of services for adults and children including but not limited to:* Basic comprehensive evaluations* Modified testing for individuals with limited verbal or cognitive function* Acoustic impedance
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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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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