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Gardner Audiology patient finds a new world of better hearing with her Starkey hearing aids

Gardner Audiology patient thrilled with how much better he heard with the Starkey Livio hearing aid

KL has been coming to the Zephyrhills office of Gardner Audiology for many years.  He has severe to profound hearing loss with very poor word recognition.  He recently came in because he was interested in seeing if new technology hearing aids would improve his ability to communicate. He utilizes a remote microphone to communicate with… [Read More]

Gardner Audiology Doctors screen hearing at 2018 Florida Healthy Athlete program in Orlando

This past weekend, I and one of our fourth-year Doctor of Audiology graduate students, Lauren Benoit, volunteered with Special Olympics Florida in Orlando, FLlorida.  Audiologists from around the state and many first- and second-year graduate students screened hearing for participating athletes as part of the Healthy Athlete program. The Healthy Athlete program started in 1997… [Read More]

User opinion of the Starkey Livio I2400 hearing aids

I am a 40 year hearing industry expert but more importantly I am a hearing impaired consumer.  I have suffered from hearing loss since a 1969 explosion in Viet Nam. Since then I have been passionate about helping people overcome the same communication challenges that I have suffered. In 1982 I founded Gardner Audiology. My… [Read More]

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

The are many ways in which people describe dizziness; from an unsteadiness to lightheadedness, to the entire room spinning. In the more extreme cases of a “room spinning” sensation, also known as vertigo, the cause could potentially be related to something wrong in your inner ears. The vestibular, or balance system, is housed in the… [Read More]

Update to the Hearing Care for Children Act

Earlier this year, my children and I went to the capitol in Tallahassee seeking support for The Hearing Care for Children Act. The Act would require private insurances in the state of Florida to cover hearing aids for children 0-21, similar to bills in 24 other states and subsidized insurances in all states. Unfortunately, the… [Read More]

Who Repairs Phonak, Widex, Starkey. Oticon and Signia Hearing Aids in Florida Counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Citrus?

All brands of hearing aids including, Phonak, Widex, Starkey. Oticon and Signia have parts that can fail. When a hearing aid doesn’t sound quite right, or just stops working altogether, it can be difficult to determine what your next step should be. Usually, your hearing aid provider will teach you some at-home trouble shooting tips… [Read More]

Why are proper hearing aids more expensive than internet devices?

Often the most asked question by those seeking help with hearing loss is “Why are hearing aids so expensive?” As most insurances do not cover hearing aids, this is usually the primary concern for most consumers. The answer to this question is comprised of many different parts which all should be taken into consideration when… [Read More]

How Do I Know If I Need A Hearing Aid?

Many people lose their hearing as they age. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “1 in 4 Americans between ages 65 and 74 have hearing loss” and “1 in 2 Americans over age 75 have hearing loss.” Often, because this is a slow process happening over a long period of time,… [Read More]

Where is the Best Place to Get My Hearing Tested in West Central Florida?

When seeking hearing healthcare, there are many options to navigate. Often newspapers, television commercials, and radio stations are bombarded with advertisements for places to go for hearing aids. How do you determine the best resource out of so many options? Generally, when it comes to hearing healthcare, there are three primary options: hearing instrument specialists,… [Read More]