Dan Gardner’s Personal Story

Dan Gardner is an audiologist and long time member of the Florida Academy of Audiology. Dan was kind enough to share his own personal story as to why he sees the importance of helping those impacted by hearing loss.

Dan Gardner’s Personal Story:

My university studies toward a Marine Biology degree were abruptly halted by the U.S. Navy in 1969. Instead of studying ocean life I was suddenly navigating river patrol boats on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. One day an explosion blew out both my eardrums, blinded my right eye and temporarily blinded my left. I suffered extreme sensory deprivation. My scuba diving days were over and my verve to study oceanography disappeared. Some would think I was cheated by the events of Vietnam. Instead, my life was enriched by my decision to become an audiologist.

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The Hearing Loss Association of America, Florida State Association (HLAA-FL)

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Florida State Association (HLAA-FL) serves the needs of all people with hearing loss throughout the State of Florida, by providing information and educational support, public awareness and both legislative and public policy advocacy of issues related to assuring equal access, opportunity and protection for the quality of life of individuals with hearing loss.