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Gardner Audiology Field Studies Starkey’s New Z Series Hearing aids in 2015

Starkey invented the new Z Series hearing aids with new technology that suppresses background noise and optimizes the ability to understand speech in a crowd without annoying feedback (whistling and squealing).

In exchange for your opinion on a pre and post fitting questionnaire Gardner will loan you a hearing aid. All exams and follow up care will be performed by audiologists with advanced university degrees. At the end of 30s your will return the aids or you have the option to purchase them a discounted prices starting from $790.

Gardner Audiology is first and foremost an evidence-based practice. The choices we make, the products we choose, and the methods we use to fit hearing aids are all based on research we have conducted with thousands of patients. We verify benefits of new technology by having patients compare hearing in different listening situations.

Gathering this information allows us to see where the hearing aid manufacturers are succeeding in technology and where further improvement is needed. We share this information with the manufacturer. Sometimes it results are a pat on the back for them and sometimes it results in “we really could use more help here!” Either way, most companies appreciates the feedback.

Lastly, the studies help eliminate barriers preventing trial use of hearing aids. By participating in a study, in exchange for an opinion, a person can wear a set of hearing aids out in their life to see how they will hear and manage using hearing aids.

At Gardner Audiology, we are dedicated to improving lives with the best possible hearing through compassion, innovation, and expertise in all aspects of hearing healthcare.