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Four simple tips for talking to people with hearing loss.

1. Say Their Name Get the attention of the person with hearing loss by saying their name to let them know that you are speaking to them and so they know they need to listen 2. Use Clear Speech Practice speaking a little slower, louder, and clearer Leave short pauses between important phrases Stay natural,… [Read More]

Gardner Audiology Supports Tampa’s Judeo Christian Health Clinic

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic in Tampa provides “free, quality, timely and compassionate health care to medically indigent residents of the Tampa Bay area who have no other resources for their health care needs.” The clinic has been a part of the community since 1972. Their goal is to provide medical services for those who… [Read More]

Tinnitus: What’s That Ringing in My Ear?

Tinnitus (pronounced tih-NITE-us or TIN-ih-tus) is when someone perceives a sound with no external source. While everyone can experience a brief ringing from time to time, true tinnitus tends to last longer and be far more noticeable. It can be described in a variety of ways, but for most people this is either a ringing,… [Read More]

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants: What’s the Difference?

Many people with hearing loss struggle with clarity of speech, especial in noisy situations. With many videos of successful cochlear implant activations posted on social media, patients struggling with hearing aids will often wonder if a cochlear implant is the correct solution for them. That answer is based on a number of factors including a… [Read More]

Hearing Aid Benefits Through United Healthcare in Clearwater Florida 

Gardner Audiology, located in Clearwater, FL, is an authorized provider for United Healthcare (UHC) insurance plans. Patients with UHC insurance may have a plan that includes hearing aid benefits. While understanding your insurance can be confusing, our knowledgeable staff can help you understand your insurance coverage and verify your benefits.   United Healthcare plans can vary with some offering full coverage for… [Read More]

When the Room is Spinning: Vestibular Testing Offered in Gardner Audiology Citrus Park, Tampa, Office

After making the decision to purchase hearing aids, many patients still have questions about what to expect from their devices and what is expected of them. When treating hearing loss, it is important to remember that we hear not only with our ears, but also with our brains. It often takes time and patience to… [Read More]

Hearing Aid Benefits Through United Healthcare in Clearwater Florida

Gardner Audiology, located in Clearwater, FL, is an authorized provider for United Healthcare (UHC) insurance plans. Patients with UHC insurance may have a plan that includes hearing aid benefits. While understanding your insurance can be confusing, our knowledgeable staff can help you understand your insurance coverage and verify your benefits. United Healthcare plans can vary… [Read More]

TriCare Hearing Aid Provider in Clearwater, Florida

Gardner Audiology, located in Clearwater, FL, is honored to be an authorized service provider for all TriCare Military insurance plans. We welcome the opportunity to provide care for both active duty and retired military personnel and recognize the sacrifices these individuals have made in serving our country. With TriCare Prime, there is no copay for… [Read More]

Who Repairs Starkey Hearing Aids in Clearwater, Florida?

When your Starkey hearing aid sounds quiet or muffled, or just stops working, it may be difficult do decide what to do next. The best first steps are always to make sure your hearing aids have fresh batteries and that they are inserted correctly. Often your hearing aid provider will also show you how to… [Read More]

Starkey Hearing Aid Sales in Clearwater, Florida

At Gardner Audiology in Clearwater, Florida, we work with Starkey to provide you superior hearing technology. Starkey is a hearing aid manufacturer that was founded in 1967 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is the only one of the top five hearing aid manufacturers to be based in the United states. They are one of the… [Read More]