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Does My Child Need a Hearing Test?

Do you feel your child has difficulty hearing?  Hearing plays a critical role in a child’s development, especially for speech and language.  Hearing loss in children can occur due to a variety of reasons.  Hearing loss can be hereditary, it can be due to persistent ear infections, or the result of certain illnesses.  Sometimes the cause is unknown.  The most important… [Read More]

Comorbidities Associated with Hearing Loss

As more research in the area of hearing is conducted, studies are showing hearing can also be related to other aspects of your health.  Keep reading to learn more about comorbidities associated with hearing loss.  Cardiovascular Disease  Cardiovascular Disease has been found to be associated with hearing loss.  Specifically, certain types of hearing loss were… [Read More]

Do TV Ears Work?

Difficulty understanding television is one of the first signs of hearing loss. Patients will report the words aren’t clear, or they are having to turn the volume up louder than others would want it. This is a great opportunity to come in to Gardner Audiology and have your hearing tested to see if you have… [Read More]

OPN S Review – The Newest Hearing Aid from Oticon!

Oticon recently released their newest hearing aid, the Oticon OPN S! An updated version of their popular OPN that was launched in 2016, the OPN S will have several improvements over its predecessor. One of the biggest improvements in the OPN S is related to their rechargeability options. The OPN S rechargeable hearing aid now… [Read More]

Tampa Bay Hearing Doctor Shares The Truth About Hearing Loss!

Many patients come to Gardner Audiology in Tampa Bay, FL with misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids.  Research and technology regarding hearing has dramatically changed, even in the last 10 years.  We thought we’d take some time to clear up some common misconceptions!   Hearing loss only happens to the elderly. FALSE!  Hearing loss can happen… [Read More]

Tinnitus Sound Therapy in Tampa Bay, FL

It is estimated nearly 15% of the population experiences some form of tinnitus. Tinnitus is typically defined as a perception of noise or ringing in the ears that the individual hears, and others do not. It varies greatly depending on the individual. Some people describe it as ringing, whooshing, cicadas, crickets, or an electrical hum,… [Read More]

Cuales son los signos de su perdida de audicion?

No esta seguro si necesita un audifono? No estas seguro por donde empezar? Para muchas personas, la perdida de audicion ocurre gradualmente. Puede ser facil no darse cuenta de que tiene diffcultades para escuchar. Aqui hay algunos informes comunes que recibimos de pacientes a los que no se les ha realizado la prueba de audicion… [Read More]

Over-the-counter Hearing Devices

It is well known that only a small amount of the population with hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids use them. Some of the reasons behind this include satisfaction, access, stigma, and of course, cost! Hearing aids can be notoriously expensive as many insurance companies do not provide benefits for hearing aids or… [Read More]

Do Cheap Hearing Aids Work?

Newpapers are littered with full-page ads regarding hearing aids. Many patients come in wondering why these ads claim great hearing aids and technology at such low prices, when they have paid more or are considering paying more for their current hearing aids.  So, do $499 hearing aids work?  The answer isn’t as easy as it… [Read More]

What medications cause hearing loss?

Often, we associate hearing loss occurring with age.  For some, however, it can be triggered by specific causes of incidents.  Today, we will talk about different medications that can affect your hearing, balance, or ringing in the ears.  Some of these medications only effect hearing at certain dosages.  Do not stop taking or change the dose… [Read More]