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Water tight Starkey Muse hearing aids and water aerobics in Inverness, Citrus County, Tampa Bay, Florida

RB is a longstanding Gardner Audiology patient and has purchased several sets of hearing aids over the years. She is always eager to come in for a trial when new hearing aids come out. She is always stating “she wants to hear the best she can hear”. RB’s current hearing aids were five year old… [Read More]

Starkey Muse i2400 hearing aid enhances his enjoyment of the arts in Citrus County, Tampa Bay, Florida

SD came into Gardner Audiology on referral from a friend. He has never worn hearing aids and a bit anxious about trying them. RD reports having difficulty understanding television well, but also his wife is reporting he is not hearing her well and that the television is “just too loud”. SD participates in local arts… [Read More]

Dr. Angela Schenk, a Gardner Audiologist in Crystal River, Citrus County Florida is a True Hearing and Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield hearing aid provider.

Gardner Audiology is a long time audiology and hearing aid provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. BCBS manages hearing benefits for many retirees such as Federal Employee plans and others. Plans with true benefits provide a free hearing aid or aids to their members but for those who do not have true benefits,… [Read More]

Pronto Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Update in Tampa bay

My son, N.S., continues to do well with his Oticon Medical Ponto Pro Bone anchored hearing aids. He was initially implanted July 2014 with abutment placement September 2014. He is currently easing into his second half of first grade. During the school day he uses both Baha devices, the Oticon Medical streamer to connect to… [Read More]

The Hearable Dash

One of the interesting products featured at the Starkey Hearing Innovations Expo 2016 was The Dash, a “Hearable”, by Bragi. These wireless smart earphones are lightweight and waterproof. They have the ability to stream music, answer phone calls, and monitor physical activity. The sound quality is excellent and there appears to be great potential for… [Read More]

My Son’s Oticon Medical Ponto Pro Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Update

My son, N.S., continues to do well with his Oticon Medical Ponto Pro Bone anchored hearing aids. He was initially implanted July 2014 with abutment placement September 2014. He is currently easing into his second half of first grade. During the school day he uses both Baha devices, the Oticon Medical streamer to connect to… [Read More]

Are you dizzy in Citrus County, Florida

Almost everyone has had a feeling of unsteadiness at some point in their lives. Usually it’s chalked up to dizziness; however, dizziness is a broad term and can mean different things to different people. It’s a common complaint, but can be serious. There are four common conditions that can be considered types of dizziness: Vertigo…. [Read More]

Assistive hearing devices replace or enhance hearing aids in Citrus County, Florida

Hearing aids, when fit properly, help many people. At times though, and in certain situations, a little extra help is needed. This is where Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) or Hearing Assistive Technologies (HATs) may be warranted. There are several different options available, for use with or without hearing aids to help communicating easier, thereby less… [Read More]

Hearing loss effects on cognition and mental health for Tampa Bay residents.

The Facts: About 20% of adults in the United States, approximately 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss. By age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss. About 2% of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5% for adults aged 55 to 64. Nearly… [Read More]

Tinnitus, Vertigo, and Hearing Loss May equal Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease, named after French physician Prosper Meniere–who published his first article in 1861, is a disease of the inner ear that is characterized by episodes of vertigo, a sensation of fullness, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss. Meniere’s Disease is linked to endolymphatic hydrops, or an excess of fluid in the inner ear. Diagnosis is… [Read More]