Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance coverage for Federal Employees Tampa

Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida covers individuals through a variety of programs. Those participating in the Federal Employee program (FEP) have a $2500 total benefit every 3 calendar years (Jan 1 – Dec. 31). Impaired hearing can affect the quality of life. Hearing and understanding is vital… [Read More]

Repair Siemens hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Tampa is known for its proximity to the gulf beaches and tourist attractions. It’s also known for heat and humidity and frequent afternoon thundershowers in the summer months. Humidity, perspiration, dust, skin oils and dead skin all contribute to the degradation of volume and sound quality. Keeping your hearing aid clean and dry is critical… [Read More]

ASHA and Gardner Audiology attend 2017 American Telemedicine Conference.

I attended the conference with my audiology associates Dr. Angela Schenk, Dr. Jodi Conter, and Dr. Bart Baer. We were impressed with the large scale of this event. I counted about 125 exhibitors and sponsors. Many healthcare entities were represented including the American Speech and Hearing Association. I was very happy to see their booth and learn that tele practice has been of interest to them for many years.

Repair of Resound hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Tampa is known for its proximity to the gulf beaches and tourist attractions. It’s also known for heat and humidity and frequent afternoon thundershowers in the summer months. Humidity, perspiration, dust, skin oils and dead skin all contribute to the degradation of volume and sound quality. Keeping your hearing aid clean and dry is critical… [Read More]

Repair Starkey Hearing Aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Modern hearing aids are more durable and trouble free than those in the past. However, periodic maintenance is required to minimize repairs. Poorly performing hearing aids can sometimes be corrected with cleaning. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean hearing aid, although there are some products available that are… [Read More]

Repair of Phonak hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Debris and moisture can affect hearing aid performance. Often, cleaning the hearing aid can resolve the problem. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean hearing aid, although there are some products available that are safe such as Glisten-aide which does contain alcohol. Straight alcohol should be avoided; it can,… [Read More]

Repair of Oticon hearing aids in Tampa, Florida

A little maintenance goes a long way toward minimizing repairs requiring the assistance of a professional. Tampa is known for its proximity to the beaches and tourist attractions. It’s also known for heat and humidity and frequent afternoon thundershowers in the summer months. Humidity, perspiration, dust, skin oils and dead skin all contribute to the… [Read More]

Repair of Widex hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Gardner Audiology will be happy to help you with a repair of a Widex hearing aid. However, there may be a simple fix that you can accomplish on your own. Clean the aid. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean hearing aid, although there are some products available that… [Read More]

United Auto Workers General Motors retiree hearing aid benefits

Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits. UAW General Motors retiree benefits are administered through AudioNet America. In order to obtain hearing aids via the benefit there are several steps to complete. First, you must see a credentialed audiologist who is a provider for American Hearing Benefits (AHB). An audiogram, signed by the credentialed dispensing… [Read More]

United Auto Workers Chrysler retiree hearing aid benefits

Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits. UAW Chrysler retiree benefits are administered through AudioNet America. In order to obtain hearing aids via the benefit there are several steps to complete. First, you must see a credentialed audiologist who is a provider for American Hearing Benefits (AHB). An audiogram, signed by the credentialed dispensing audiologist,… [Read More]