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Overview of MyPhonak – The Smartphone App for Phonak Hearing Aids

Most hearing aids available today are compatible with smartphones. All of the major hearing aid manufacturers have developed a smartphone app for remote control purposes for hearing aid users! If you are an iPhone user, you will be able to get the most out of your remote-control app no matter which manufacturer your hearing aids came from. If… [Read More]

What’s All the Buzz About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids?

  There has been a lot of buzz about over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids recently, as the FDA released a draft of guidance and regulations that would allow the consumer to purchase hearing aids directly, rather than through a hearing healthcare professional. As with many people, you’re probably wondering, “what do I need to know about over-the-counter hearing aids?” … [Read More]

Can I Benefit from Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids?

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are coming, and they’re coming fast! The FDA recently released a draft of guidelines for public comment for OTC hearing aids, and manufacturers are working to refine their products for the market. While OTC hearing aids will be a cost-effective option for people who may not be able to afford hearing… [Read More]

What to Consider When Buying Hearing Aids in Florida

Living in Florida, days tend to be hot, humid, and in the summertime – rainy. Florida weather impacts what materials are used to build houses, what protection measures we take against hurricanes, and it can even play a role in our decision on what hearing aids to buy! In Florida, it’s not uncommon to find… [Read More]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Hurricane season is in full swing here in Florida! For those with hearing aids or other health devices, this can cause some anxiety when it comes to being prepared! Listed below are some tips and tricks for making sure that you’ll be ready to go with your hearing aids when a hurricane hits.   Keep extra batteries on hand… [Read More]

Product Review of Oticon More 1 miniRITE Hearing Aid

Oticon, one of the major hearing aid manufacturers, recently came out with their newest hearing aid, the More. Available in 3 levels, the Oticon More 1 is the top-of-the-line option. This level of technology offers advanced features for automatic background noise reduction, speech enhancement, and even tinnitus masking!  Oticon’s tinnitus masker is a bit more… [Read More]

Product Review of Oticon More 3 MiniRITE Hearing Aid

The Oticon More 3 is an entry-level hearing aid offered by Oticon, one of the major manufacturers of hearing aids. Hearing aids are offered in several different technology levels, and top-of-the-line is not always necessary for everyone! This level of technology is also Oticon’s lowest cost option for the More line of hearing aids, which… [Read More]

How Do Gardner Hearing Doctors Fit Patients with Hearing Aids Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic in Tampa Bay, Florida

When the coronavirus pandemic began in the spring of 2020, more and more people started to realized how much difficulty they have with hearing. The main culprit of this – masks! Not only do masks somewhat muffle the speaker’s speech, but they also prevent listeners from reading lips. You never know how much you rely on something until it’s gone! More and more… [Read More]

Can I Wear Hearing Aids If I Have No Hearing in One Ear?

Sometimes, as a result of an accident, or sometimes all of a sudden, patients may be left with hearing in only one ear. This can be particularly frustrating, as patients will only be able to hear things that are on a specific side of them – that, or sounds will be significantly quieter as they are… [Read More]

See a Gardner Hearing Doctor to Help Treat Your Tinnitus in South Pasadena, Tampa Bay

Hearing ringing in your ears can be really annoying! That ringing – or other sound whether it be whistling, crickets, buzzing, etc. – is called tinnitus. Currently, tinnitus does not have any cure, though there are some treatment options available that can provide some relief.   The best treatment option for tinnitus is hearing aids! Oftentimes,… [Read More]