Category: Student Blog

My Trip to Hearing Aid Disneyland

I had seen pictures, but I had no idea how magical it would really be. I have been to many clinics – many facilities boasting the newest and greatest technology. I’ve seen real ear verification systems, laboratories with all of the tools and parts you could ever need, but I had never seen an office… Read more »

Gardner Audiologist is inspired by this video from the Lakeland Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America

The Lakeland, Florida Chapter of the Hearing Loss association of America is the definition of compassion and volunteerism. People with passion can make a difference. This group wants improve the life of people who suffer from hearing loss because they also have suffered through the process. None of the people who made this video are… Read more »

U.S.F. Au.D. Student Shares Her Experience at 2015 FLAA Convention and Inspires Other Students

This year I attended the Florida Academy of Audiology’s annual convention, located in Orlando as a student volunteer. Conventions offer continuing education classes, interactions with vendors about new services and products, and discussions with other audiologists. One benefit to this convention being state level is deliberating on topics that relate specifically to Florida, in addition… Read more »

A Texas Student’s View of Florida Audiologists and the 2015 FLAA Conference

During my first year as an audiology doctoral student, I had the privilege of completing my summer internship at Gardner Audiology in the Tampa Bay area. During my stay I was able to attend the Florida Academy of Audiology 2015 convention. This internship gave me the opportunity to work with a very welcoming and knowledgeable… Read more »

This Student’s Path to Become an Audiologist

I grew up with an audiologist as a mom. Each year I eagerly looked forward to take your child to work day, mostly for a day off from school. At some point, however, my interest moved past a day of snacks and movies to thinking audiology was pretty cool…and architecture…and being a rockstar (the list… Read more »

The Hidden Disability

Hearing loss is often called the “Hidden disability.” The reason is that no one can see the detrimental emotional, social, and psychological effects that hearing loss can have on one’s health and relationships. The following is an account of why hearing health is so important to one’s overall well- being and just how much improvement… Read more »

Humanitarian Audiology

One of the most rewarding aspects of my career in audiology has been the privilege to participate in humanitarian audiology missions. To see kids’ faces light up when they are hearing for the first time is priceless. I believe that we have also served as ambassadors for the United States when participating in foreign missions…. Read more »

Audiologist Mom with Hearing Impaired Children

I knew fairly on in my college career that Audiology was for me. At that time, my plan was to work with the adult population. However, my first job had other plans for me and I spent the next seven years with approximately 50% of my schedule working with children with hearing loss and their… Read more »