Can Hearing Aids Help with Tinnitus?

Yes, there is a possibility that hearing aids can help with tinnitus. To date, there is no guaranteed cure for tinnitus because researchers are still unsure of its origin. However, various theories exist including auditory deprivation. What do I mean by auditory deprivation? One of the ongoing theories, regarding tinnitus, is that when an individual […]

How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Hearing battery life, on average, is between 5-7 days. However, variations will occur depending on how often the hearing aid is used and how much streaming you do. How do you know if you need to change your batteries? Here are some helpful tips: Most hearing aids will play a “low battery” indicator tone or […]

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Unfortunately, Medicare, at this time, does not cover hearing aids. Therefore, when you visit an audiologist you will be 100% responsible for the potential cost of hearing aids as well as the exams. However, potential options are still available. For instance, some Medicare Advantage place (Part C) may offer benefits that original Medicare doesn’t cover […]

Crystal River Doctors of Audiology Authorized to Dispense Phonak Hearing Aids

It is true, relatively speaking, you can obtain a Phonak hearing device from any authorized dealer whether it be an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. So, what is the difference? In its most basic sense, you will likely receive limited benefit from a hearing aid device if it is not programmed correctly. What do I […]

Oticon Hearing Aid Repair Center Located in Crystal River, FL

Oticon is one of the top hearing aid manufacturers in the United States. With its sleek design, intriguing features (ever wanted your hearing aid to start your coffee pot in the morning?), and mobile capabilities many patients have come to know and love the brand. However, what happens when your beloved device suddenly stops working […]

Local On-Site Signia Hearing Aid Repair Center in Crystal River, FL

Signia has gained widespread popularity as a major hearing aid manufacturer in the past decade largely due to its association with many third-party insurances including TruHearing. At Gardner Audiology, even if you are not an established patient, we honor Signia manufacturer warranties and loss and damage warranties if your device is no longer in working […]

Kennedy’s flashy hearing aid

Now more than ever hearing aids offer an outlet to express individuality and children are embracing this movement. Many hearing aid manufacturers offer an array of color options and earmolds are quickly becoming an artform, rather than a source of embarrassment. Independent artists have begun selling hearing aid and cochlear implant accessories, such as charms […]

You Said My Child Has a Hearing Loss

My daughter’s hearing loss journey began at the age of 3 when she got ahold of a Q-Tip and caused a traumatic injury to her eardrum. She is the cautionary tale of why objects should never be inserted into your ears. Since that time, my daughter has endured countless visits to her primary care physician, […]

What I Have Learned Working with Gardner Audiology

As I reach the end of my first year working with Gardner, I would like to take a moment to reflect on my journey into the world of Audiology. In some way, audiology has been an ever-present entity in my life though I had never truly realized it. As a young child I suffered frequent […]

Why some people fail with hearing aids

Why do some individuals thrive with the use of hearing aids while others fail? Turns out there is not one singular reason some people do better than other, but multiple factors which determine an individual’s success. Before pursuing hearing aids, ask yourself “am I ready for hearing aids?” Be honest with yourself and determine if […]

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