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Local resource for real-ear testing in Staten Island, NY. 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.

General Hearing Services
(718) 618-4489
2748 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Saturday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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ENT & Allergy Associates
(718) 618-4956
1887 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
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Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Staten Island Audiological Svc
(718) 618-5673
1173 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Services
We provide a full range of audiological services, including hearing testing, video-electronystagmography evaluations, auditory brainstem response evaluations and central auditory processing evaluations.Our office provides evaluations for the latest hearing aid techology. We also offer custom earmolds, muscian ear protection, swim molds, and recreational ear protection.All evaluations are completed by Doctors of Audiology who are licensed by New York State.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Brooklyn Audiology
(718) 285-6753
8502 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Audiology, Pediatric Audiology, Hearing Aid sales, service, Nuero-Audiology, Complete Audiological Evaluations-Children and Adults,Hearing Aid Evaluations, Dizzy Patient Evaluations,BSER Testing,Fittings, Repairs, and Reprogramming Custom and Musician Plugs Specialize in Difficult Hearing Losses, Problem Solving and Previously Unsatisfied Patients
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audio Diagnostics
(718) 690-9518
447 77th St
Brooklyn, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 01:30 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 01:30 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Todt Hill Audiology/Inner Ear Institute
(718) 285-7841
78 Todt Hill Rd Ste 202
Staten Island, NY
Services
Hearing Aids in all price ranges, Servicing and repairs of all types and models of hearing aids, Hearing aid accessories and batteries, hearing testing, Tinnitus testing and treatment, Dizziness and balance testing and treatment, pediatric hearing tests. new born hearing screeings, experienced in hearing tests for special needs, musician plugs and monitors, noise protection plugs, swim plugs and telecommunication ear plugs.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Inner Ear Institute
(718) 285-6463
4262 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
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SundayClosed
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Staten Island Univ Hospital
(718) 530-0361
242 Mason Ave Fl 1
Staten Island, NY
Services
The division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology offers many services to the Hospital, Medical Staff the community. The Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology offers consultation services to all of the departments in the hospital, including general medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ob/gyn and dentistry. The division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology plays an active role in the educational program for the house staff, attending staff, medical students and nurses. The division serves the communi
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SundayClosed
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Audio Help Hearing Centers
(888) 902-8574
9015 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Services
The hearing and balance organs are highly complex structures and there are many potential causes for one or both to function abnormally. Audio Help Hearing Centers provides a full range of audiology services customized to your individual needs. Our hearing experts have the knowledge and technologies to help prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate hearing loss or dizziness that is not medically-treatable. In many cases, our professionals work collaboratively with your primary care provider, otolaryngo
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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New York Hearing Center
(718) 285-6462
726 60th St Basement
Brooklyn, NY
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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 childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing assessment for all agesHearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids, including cu
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Saturday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
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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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