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Hearing Aid Repair in Carillon

I recently saw a patient at our Carillon location in St. Petersburg, FL who came to me after being told by her previous provider her hearing aids could no longer be repaired.  After discussing it further, she stated her hearing aids were 3 years old and could not be repaired because they were no longer… [Read More]

Cognition and Hearing Loss Series Part 3

Cognition Series Pt 3 The last few weeks we have discussed potential consequences of untreated hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, social isolation and depression.  A Johns Hopkins study showed participants with hearing loss tested over the course of 6 years had cognitive abilities that declined 30-40% than those with normal hearing.  They… [Read More]

Cognition and Hearing Loss Series Part 2

Last week we talked about the potential consequences of untreated hearing loss.  This week we will delve into a little more detail on the relationship between untreated hearing loss and the increased risk of falling. Research performed by Frank Lin and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that even with a mild… [Read More]

Cognition and Hearing Loss Series Part 1

Hearing loss is a common occurrence in older adults. Approximately 1 in 3 people between the ages of 65 and 74 and approximately 1 in 2 people over the age of 75 have hearing loss. Despite this, only 15% of individuals who could benefit from hearing aids seek treatment, and individuals often wait as long… [Read More]

What To Expect At Your First Hearing Doctor Appointment

Taking the first step to improving your hearing health can be daunting.  The average person waits 7 years from the time they start noticing their hearing loss to the time they seek treatment.  The Audiologists at Gardner Audiology are here to help you feel comfortable during the process and answer any questions you have regarding… [Read More]

Great Gardner Audiology Videos on How To Clean Your Hearing Aids

Once you have your hearing aids, it is important to keep them in good working condition. The best way to do this is regular at home cleaning, paired with seeing your Gardner Audiologist every 3-6 months for a deep cleaning. Below are a few cleaning tips you can use at home: Wipe the hearing aids… [Read More]

Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids in Tampa Bay – Part 2 Battery Technology

In Part 1 of of my overview of rechargeable hearing aids we talked about the pros and cons of the technology. In this Part 2, I will be delving in to the different types of batteries, both disposable and rechargeable. Zinc-Air Batteries: The most common hearing aid battery Disposable Four sizes: 10, 312, 13, 675… [Read More]

Pros and Cons of Rechargeable hearing aids in Tampa Bay – Part 1

Many patients ask Gardner Audiology Doctors about rechargeable hearing aids. Are they the right choice, and what are the pros and cons? In the past, rechargeable batteries in hearing aids were frequently unreliable, having to be replaced more often than expected. In addition, they often only had around an 8 hour charge life. Most people… [Read More]

What is the best style of Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Best outcomes with hearing aids are not dependent on the brand of hearing aid but the style and shape of the hearing aid is very important. The hearing health professional you choose should should help you make the correct choice. What a hearing aid looks… [Read More]

Patient happy with new Starkey Halo hearing aids

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a patient, M.A, in our Tampa Citrus Park location. Mr. M.A. is a current patient of Gardner Audiology who was wearing 3 year old Starkey 3 Series i110 hearing aids. At one of his regular maintenance visits, he asked if there was any new technology out that… [Read More]