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Day on the Hill Reflection

The following is an excerpt by Brieanne L. Salzman a University of Florida Doctor of Audiology Student in an article posted on the Florida Academy of Audiology website. “Today I had the opportunity to advocate for something that I am so passionate about: hearing aids for children with hearing loss. The day started with nervous… [Read More]

Hearing aids can help people keep socially connected and active

MS was brought to the Zephyrhills office of Gardner Audiology by a friend and neighbor. She has longstanding moderately severe hearing loss and came with one broken hearing aid and one older, working hearing aid. Her friend commented that she was becoming socially isolated, due to her inability to communicate. MS chose to Field Study… [Read More]

Gardner Audiologist, Dr. Angela Schenk supports Hearing Care for Children Act

We spent Wednesday, January 10, at the Capitol building in Tallahassee seeking support for Senate Bill 890 and recently introduced House Bill 1427, The Hearing Care for Children Act. My boys, Nick and Alex were with me and approximately 50 other Audiologists, Audiology students from USF, UF and FSU, and other families visited every senator… [Read More]

What type of Tinnitus do you suffer from?

There are 4 types of tinnitus; subjective, sensory, objective, and somatic. Subjective tinnitus This is the most common type of tinnitus, and it is often caused by exposure to loud noise. Subjective tinnitus is something only you can hear. It can come and go, and can vary in length and intensity. Tinnitus is bothersome for… [Read More]

Gardner Hearing Aid Reviews Updated for 2017

Gardner Audiology has updated their reviews of some of the most popular hearing aid brands for the brand new year. Click the links below to read the updated 2017 reviews by our Audiologists. Updated Reviews for 2017 Unitron was founded in 1964 and has its international headquarters in Ontario, Canada. Unitron is part of the… [Read More]

CIGNA HEALTH INSURANCE and Hearing Benefits in Central Florida

Gardner Audiology doctors are providers for Cigna Health Insurance. If a physician orders diagnostic hearing testing, Cigna Health Insurance typically will cover the service. Some Cigna Health Insurance plans provide hearing aid benefits. Many plans do not have hearing aid benefits. The insurance company must be contacted to determine if your plan offers hearing aid… [Read More]

What retirement plans that offer hearing aid benefits.

Gardner Audiology often works with patients having insurance benefits through their retirement plans or unions. While insurance typically does not pay for hearing aids, some retirement plans or unions offer benefits for their retirees. Some are administered through an insurance company, such as BCBS or United Healthcare, but the benefit comes from the union or… [Read More]

ASHA and Gardner Audiology attend 2017 American Telemedicine Conference.

I attended the conference with my audiology associates Dr. Angela Schenk, Dr. Jodi Conter, and Dr. Bart Baer. We were impressed with the large scale of this event. I counted about 125 exhibitors and sponsors. Many healthcare entities were represented including the American Speech and Hearing Association. I was very happy to see their booth and learn that tele practice has been of interest to them for many years.

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance coverage for hearing aids

Hearing loss can be a major factor in the quality of life. Hearing and understanding conversations in vital to daily living activities. Hearing loss can lead to stress, fatigue, isolation and depression. If you suspect you have hearing loss we can help to verify it and offer solutions. Many insurance companies include hearing aid benefits…. [Read More]

Gardner Audiologist warns about untreated hearing loss in Citrus, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties

Untreated hearing loss is a growing epidemic and we at Gardner Audiology see the negative results of untreated hearing loss in Tampa Bay every day. When the National Institutes for Deaf and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reports that 1/3 of Americans between the ages of 65-74 and over ½ of the adults over age 75… [Read More]