How are Hearing Aids Prescription Fitted

After your doctor has completed a hearing test consultation, the next step is to be fit with your new hearing aids!  But what does it mean to be fit with hearing aids?  Your hearing aids are programmed to your prescription.  This means that the hearing aids are fine tuned to reflect your hearing needs.  In […]

What is Hearing Aid Directionality

Background noise is a common complaint when it comes to hearing.  Many hearing aids today have the ability to reduce background noise in different situations.  This is incorporated into the automatic features of many of the hearing aid models.  One way to achieve better listening in noise is through the use of directional microphones.  But what are directional microphones?  Hearing aid […]

What is a Custom hearing Aid Memory

Hearing aids have the ability to have multiple custom listening memories. Many patients do not need or us custom memories because newer hearing technology often self-adjusts to accommodate different listening situations program.  Our patients often request special settings for noise, outside listening , or a theatre/auditorium, television, among others.  Whether you are just receiving your hearing aids […]

How to Evaluate Hearing Aid Cost and value

We know that hearing aids are very useful in treating hearing loss, but it can be an expensive purchase.  When the time comes to pursue hearing aids, it is important to know what options are available to you when it comes to cost.  There are many different insurance plans that offer a benefit towards hearing aids or discounted […]

Review of Hearing Aid Apps

Many of the hearing aids available today offer connectivity to an app created by the manufacturers.  These apps are available at no cost for both Apple and Android products, depending on the model.  Some patients have asked “why would I need an app?”.  This is a great question as it may not be something you thought about during the process of getting hearing aids.    Each […]

Nova Southeastern University Audiology Review

My name is Caroline Flint and I am pursuing my Doctorate in Audiology at Nova Southeastern University, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at NSU is a four-year program, with the fourth year being a 12-month externship.  In the first year of the curriculum, the foundational courses are taught which includes the basics of diagnostics and amplification as […]

Gardner Audiology Doctoral Extern Review

As a part of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, students are required to complete an externship during the fourth year of the graduate program. There are several different practice settings in audiology, such as private practice, ENT offices, and hospitals, among others. In searching for a fourth-year externship, it was important to me to […]

Why Should You See a Doctor of Audiology for Hearing and Balance Disorders

There are several different components within the scope of an audiologist. An audiologist receives a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, which is typically a 4-year program, after receiving a bachelor’s degree. Audiologists treat hearing and balance disorders in the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. When you think of an audiologist, you may think of hearing […]

What to Expect from a Tele-Audiology Appointment at Gardner Audiology

Telehealth appointments are available in many different fields of medicine, with patients becoming more familiar with the concept due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services can also be performed in audiology. Gardner Audiology has offered tele-audiology services to patients even before the pandemic began. Some patients may have experienced this appointment type before, but for […]

When should I wear my hearing aids?

When first receiving hearing aids, a common question patients have asked is how often they should be wearing their hearing aids. It is important to incorporate your hearing aids into your daily routine! The recommendation is to wear the hearing aids as much as you can during the day. They should be removed from the […]

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