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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]

Hearing aids and tips for better communication

Hearing loss can be stressful for all parties involved in a conversation. For the hearing impaired, struggling to make sense of what is being said when hearing speech as a mumble is frustrating, fatiguing and annoying. Trying to converse with a soft spoken person can be especially difficult. On the other side, a person develops… [Read More]

Some things to think about before you purchase hearing aids

Purchasing hearing aids can be a daunting task. Things to consider and questions to ask are: What are the qualifications of practitioner? A strong academic background and years of experience are preferable. Currently, the graduation requirement for an audiologist is the doctorate degree. Hearing aid dispensers are not required to have advanced degrees. How do… [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]

How to determine United Healthcare hearing aid benefits in Tampa Bay, Florida

United Healthcare (UHC) insurance company offers many different insurance plans. Not all plans have hearing aid benefits. Some plans do not have a true benefit, but offer a discounted price on a mail order hearing aid. Gardner Audiology audiologists are United Healthcare Providers and our staff can help you determine your possible benefits for hearing… [Read More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Hearing Aid Benefits and Providers in Tampa Bay.

Gardner Audiology audiologists are providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance plans. Insurance plans often do not offer hearing aid benefits. Most insurance will cover diagnostic hearing evaluations, but nothing beyond the testing. Sometimes a hearing aid benefit is available, but this must be verified with the insurance company. Hearing aid benefits are often… [Read More]