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  • Overview of MyPhonak – The Smartphone App for Phonak Hearing Aids

    Most hearing aids available today are compatible with smartphones. All of the major hearing aid manufacturers have developed a smartphone app for remote control purposes for hearing aid users! If you are an iPhone user, you will be able to get the most out of your remote-control app no matter which manufacturer your hearing aids came from. If… [Read More]

    What’s All the Buzz About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids?

      There has been a lot of buzz about over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids recently, as the FDA released a draft of guidance and regulations that would allow the consumer to purchase hearing aids directly, rather than through a hearing healthcare professional. As with many people, you’re probably wondering, “what do I need to know about over-the-counter hearing aids?” … [Read More]

    Can I Benefit from Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids?

    Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are coming, and they’re coming fast! The FDA recently released a draft of guidelines for public comment for OTC hearing aids, and manufacturers are working to refine their products for the market. While OTC hearing aids will be a cost-effective option for people who may not be able to afford hearing… [Read More]

    Bluetooth Benefits of Phonak Paradise Hearing Aids

    Bluetooth connectivity is a common feature seen in many hearing aids on the market today.  What the Bluetooth capability does is allow you to connect your hearing aids to your smartphone.  You may wonder what benefits this offers.  When you connect the hearing aids to your phone, you can stream audio from your phone right to your hearing aids and you can control… [Read More]

    Get a Proper Hearing Exam Before you Buy Hearing Aids

    Have you been noticing that your hearing has changed? Are people sounding like they are mumbling or talking too softly? It might be time to test your hearing. At Gardner Audiology, our fully trained and qualified Doctors of Audiology would be happy to facilitate your journey to better hearing!   Our doctors will review your medical history before they complete a comprehensive hearing evaluation. A comprehensive hearing… [Read More]

    Bose SoundControl Hearing Aid Review: Pros and Cons

    Background  There is a new category of hearing devices. In 2017, the US Congress passed legislation allowing vendors to sell Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids that you can buy off the shelf or on the internet without so much as a hearing test or visual inspection of your ear. This month the FDA finally got around to defining what an OTC device is.  The new Bose SoundControl would be classified as an OTC hearing aid.  I’m a… [Read More]

    Doctors Seek Hearing Study Participants

    Free Services and Loan of New Hearing Technology. Through their past research, Gardner Audiology has identified two brand-new hearing innovations. Gardner Doctors have been commissioned to loan these aids to 500 Tampa Bay residents who perceive hearing loss. Participants receive free services including: candidate screening, hearing aid evaluation, loan of the model of their choice…. [Read More]

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Daniel Gardner M.S., Audiologist

Daniel Gardner

M.S., Audiologist
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Jodi Conter Au.D., Audiologist

Jodi Conter

Au.D., Audiologist
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Angela Schenk Au.D., Audiologist

Angela Schenk

Au.D., Audiologist
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Rachel Conter Au.D., Audiologist

Rachel Conter

Au.D., Audiologist
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