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Review of Hearing Aid Apps

Many of the hearing aids available today offer connectivity to an app created by the manufacturers.  These apps are available at no cost for both Apple and Android products, depending on the model.  Some patients have asked “why would I need an app?”.  This is a great question as it may not be something you thought about during the process of getting hearing aids.    Each… [Read More]

Nova Southeastern University Audiology Review

My name is Caroline Flint and I am pursuing my Doctorate in Audiology at Nova Southeastern University, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at NSU is a four-year program, with the fourth year being a 12-month externship.  In the first year of the curriculum, the foundational courses are taught which includes the basics of diagnostics and amplification as… [Read More]

Gardner Audiology Doctoral Extern Review

As a part of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, students are required to complete an externship during the fourth year of the graduate program. There are several different practice settings in audiology, such as private practice, ENT offices, and hospitals, among others. In searching for a fourth-year externship, it was important to me to… [Read More]

Why Should You See a Doctor of Audiology for Hearing and Balance Disorders

There are several different components within the scope of an audiologist. An audiologist receives a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, which is typically a 4-year program, after receiving a bachelor’s degree. Audiologists treat hearing and balance disorders in the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. When you think of an audiologist, you may think of hearing… [Read More]

What to Expect from a Tele-Audiology Appointment at Gardner Audiology

Telehealth appointments are available in many different fields of medicine, with patients becoming more familiar with the concept due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services can also be performed in audiology. Gardner Audiology has offered tele-audiology services to patients even before the pandemic began. Some patients may have experienced this appointment type before, but for… [Read More]

When should I wear my hearing aids?

When first receiving hearing aids, a common question patients have asked is how often they should be wearing their hearing aids. It is important to incorporate your hearing aids into your daily routine! The recommendation is to wear the hearing aids as much as you can during the day. They should be removed from the… [Read More]

How can hearing aid accessories help?

While hearing aids alone can be helpful in improving overall hearing, there may be some situations where more assistance is needed.  Your audiologist may recommend trying a hearing aid accessory.  There are several different devices created by many of the hearing aid manufacturers that can be useful in enhancing sound in different situations.  These technologies connect to the hearing aids and are known as hearing aid accessories.   … [Read More]

Importance of Hearing Aid Follow-up Care

Follow-up care is an important part of your hearing health!  Whether you have just received hearing aids, have been wearing hearing aids, or just want to monitor your hearing, utilizing follow-up services can allow for comprehensive audiologic care.    When you are fit with hearing aids at Garder Audiology, we utilize best practice methods such as real-ear speech mapping… [Read More]

Hints on How to Charge Hearing Aids When Traveling.

Rechargeable hearing aids are a popular choice among patients as it eliminates the need to change small batteries. With this style, there are a few things to keep in mind such as having a routine for charging and packing the charger for travel. For charging your hearing aids, it is recommended to put the hearing… [Read More]

Starkey Livio 1000 Consumer Review

Hearing aids cannot only help you to hear the voices of others around you in conversation but they can also help you to better hear your own voice! Before trying hearing aids, some patients notice difficulty hearing their own voice while others do not.  By not being able to hear your own voice as clearly, some find that they need… [Read More]