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  • Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

    Most time, you are the last person to realize you have hearing loss. Hearing loss typically comes on very gradually over many years. The changes happen a little at a time and often you do not realize the sounds you are missing until you hear them again! By the time you recognize you are having… [Read More]

    4 Myths About Hearing Loss

    There are numerous misconceptions regarding hearing loss. I would like to address several of them.  Only old people have hearing loss. False! While hearing loss is more prevalent in the older generation, anyone can have hearing loss. Some babies are born with hearing loss. Some hearing loss is genetic, some caused by ototoxic medications. Some… [Read More]

    2023 Hearing Aid Insurance Benefits in Tampa Bay

    I am often asked if insurance pays for hearing aids. There is no short answer to this question. Medicare does NOT cover hearing aids. Some Medicare Advantage plans have a dollar amount benefit towards hearing aids, while others offer a “discount” on hearing aids. Be very wary of the discount pricing because often times they… [Read More]

    Hearing Aid Brands Compared

    There are 6 major worldwide manufacturers of hearing aids. Each of those companies offer very high-quality products and one manufacturer is not better than another. Every manufacturer offers several levels of technology. When deciding what hearing aid to try, consider your lifestyle, not the name on the hearing aid. Some hearing aids have noise management… [Read More]

    Sony CRE-C10 Hearing Aid User Review

      Introduction   I have a mild hearing loss in my left ear and a mild to moderate hearing loss in my right ear and, I have worn hearing aids for at least 30 years. As an audiologist, I enjoy trying and reviewing new hearing aid models and technology. I was excited to test out… [Read More]

    What To Expect At Your Hearing Aid Fitting

    You have had your initial visit with the audiologist and been evaluated. You have learned about your options regarding style of hearing aid and technology that suits your life style and have selected hearing aids. What next? Once your hearing aids have been ordered and received, you will return to our office to be fitted… [Read More]

    Properly Fitted Hearing Aids in Tampa Bay cost less than some OTC Models

    In the last few weeks, I have been repeatedly questioned about Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aids by my patients. Often these questions are asked while I am prescription fitting their new hearing aids. We have a process for fitting and verifying proper settings on the hearing aids we fit. We utilize Real Ear Speech Mapping to… [Read More]

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Daniel Gardner M.S., Audiologist

Daniel Gardner

M.S., Audiologist
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Jodi Conter Au.D., Audiologist

Jodi Conter

Au.D., Audiologist
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Angela Schenk Au.D., Audiologist

Angela Schenk

Au.D., Audiologist
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Rachel Conter Au.D., Audiologist

Rachel Conter

Au.D., Audiologist
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