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Gardner Audiologists

Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner M.S., Master Audiologist, CEO Gardner Audiology

I was raised in Florida with 4 brothers and one sister. I was introduced to Audiology while serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict. After discharge from the Navy I returned to the University of South Florida where I earned my audiology masters degree in 1975. Since then I’ve served in a variety of environments including nonprofit clinics, manufacturing, hospitals, doctors’ offices and private practice. I returned to the Tampa Bay area in 1982 and started Gardner Audiology. My passion for audiology comes from the great pleasure I receive from helping people hear. Our employees and patients are my extended family. I also enjoy kayaking, airplanes, bicycling, photography, and exotic birds. My wife Jacki and I have one daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Joanne Conter

Joanne Conter Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

I am originally from the Cleveland area of Ohio, but I grew up in Clearwater, FL. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Western Carolina University (Go Catamounts!), my Master of Science degree in Audiology from University of South Florida (Go Bulls!), and my Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University. I began working with Dan Gardner in 1985. I developed a passion for Audiology my junior year of college that has never wavered. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than helping people hear better! I am married (Dan) and have one daughter (Rachel), who is also a Doctor of Audiology with Gardner Audiology! I am an animal lover and have a dog, a cat, two parrots, and a horse. I enjoy cycling, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. I enjoy spending time at our property in Tennessee. I also love to cook!

Angela Schenk

Angela Schenk Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Angela Schenk is originally from Greenwood, IN and attended Purdue University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Communications Disorders. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She moved to Florida following graduate school in search of warmer climates. She worked for a large Ear, Nose and Throat practice in Tallahassee for seven years. During that time, she married and earned her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from A.T. Still University. She and her husband set out for adventure and moved to Reno, NV. In that time, she worked for a small private practice. Dr. Schenk and her husband welcomed two children while in Reno. Both children, Alex and Nick wear hearing aids. Deciding the cold mountains were too much, Dr. Schenk and her family moved back to Florida in July 2012. Dr. Schenk is a Florida licensed Audiologist, a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the Florida Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is Board Certified in Audiology with the American Board of Audiology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Rachel Conter

Rachel Conter Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Rachel Conter was born in Brooksville, FL and is a graduate of University of South Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and went on to complete her Doctor of Audiology, graduating in 2017. As part of her education, Dr. Conter completed her research project examining the relationship between hearing and cognition in older adults, an aspect of audiology she is very passionate about. Dr. Conter is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A). She is Board Certified in Audiology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA), and is a member of the Florida Academy of Audiology. Dr. Conter currently resides in Dunedin, FL with her husband and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys boating and exploring Dunedin.

Lauren Benoit, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Doctor Lauren Benoit is a Florida licensed audiologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA), a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with whom she holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A), and is Board Certified with the American Board of Audiology. Dr. Benoit was born and raised in Connecticut where she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Connecticut. She first found her way to Florida when she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. After heading back home for Graduate school, she had once again found herself in Florida where she completed her final externship year here at Gardner Audiology. Following graduation, Dr. Benoit remained on the Gardner team where she strives to improve quality of life through hearing health with primary interests in hearing aids and balance disorders. She is manager of Gardner’s Dizzy/Balance Diagnostic Lab.