Since 1974, Manatee Hearing & Speech Center truly believes that better hearing leads to a better life.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care needs, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus, and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology. Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to Manatee Hearing & Speech Center means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing and balance needs are being met.
Manatee Hearing & Speech Center wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
701 Manatee Ave W, Ste 201,
Bradenton, FL 34205
8648 E State Road 70,
Bradenton, FL 34202
There's a hearing solution that's right for you.
Hearing aids that function in sync with your smartphone are among the most convenient technology available — but no hearing system operates as an extension of your devices the way the Made for iPhone® Hearing Aids do.
Our discreet invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid offers a secure fit and advanced noise-processing technology, making it ideal for life on the go.
Sleek and subtle, this completely-in-the-canal technology is molded to the contours of your ear for a superior fit that offers a natural look and hearing experience.
Our behind-the-ear technology puts you in control with customizable fit options, wireless connectivity, and easy volume control.
Reliable and convenient, the receiver-in-the-canal device has a lightweight feel and a flexible fit, and it is among our most popular systems.
With a discreet, glasses-friendly fit and external controls, our in-the-canal technology is the perfect piece to complement to your lifestyle.
Our in-the-ear hearing aids are custom molded for you and are powerful and comfortable, allowing for all-day use.
See what people are saying about Manatee Hearing & Speech Center
I have been a patient for a number of years, and have always found Brad Mason to be very helpful, courteous, and always willing to go out of his way to help patients. Recently, I had to bring in my hearing aid to be repaired, after 3 years of use, and there was no question that it would be fixed and sent to me at my vacation, with no charge to me. I was offered via mail and in person, an extended warranty at a reasonable cost, which I did purchase. Meantime, my hearing was evaluated to make sure there were no changes to be made. One could not ask for better treatment.
Also, last year I had occasion to be tested by Dr. Gary Rodriguez, Executive Director. He was very professional and knowledgeable but also very kind and understanding. This speech center is a very well organized and efficient operation. I will be a patient for a long time and highly recommend Manatee Hearing & Speech Center.
How can I ever say, “thank-you” enough to justify how incredibly happy I am with my new hearing aids?” Read the rest of Cynthia’s testimonial here.
I purchased my first hearing aid from Manatee Hearing & Speech Center in 2008. Over the span of five years, adjustments were made to accommodate my active lifestyle and my hearing loss was carefully monitored by both my ENT physician and by your skilled professionals. My hearing aids were very good, but I hoped for something better.
Something better had become available. Last year, I learned about the features of the new Starkey AGX9 hearing aids. Of particular interest were the built in switches which allowed me to raise and lower the volume, the Telecoil telephone feature and, for the theater, the hearing loop switch. I didn’t hesitate to purchase the AGX9 as the original hearing aids couldn’t keep up with my very active lifestyle in our new residence, a senior independent living retirement facility.
Every evening we eat dinner in a dining room and weekly, we enjoy live entertainment and movies, etc. We also attend the theater, visit museums, the zoo, etc. I use the rocker switch to adjust my AGX9 to fit the situation and get instant audio feedback when I make an adjustment. As a bonus, no more buzzing or whistling—the AGX9 fits my needs and I’m so glad I decided to get them.
I’m a perfectly happy hearing aid user. There’s a world of difference between these aids and my old ones.
Everything is great. I’m very happy with them. Definitely worth the money.
This is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me!
In my 28 years of wearing hearing aids I’ve had several audiologists in several states. You are the best I’ve ever had. As I live out the rest of my life I’ll feel peace in knowing you will be there to help me hear what’s going on in the world.
Harry and I so appreciate your time and the information you gave us. You have a gift for explaining things well. An added bonus is that Harry has been wearing his hearing aids much, much more even at home! Thank you! Thank you!
He was kind enough to take the time to explain my hearing loss, its causes and my options to improve my hearing. Together, we chose hearing aids that have been a blessing to me and my family. I can actually hear again and enjoy going out in public.
He actually listened to me and helped me choose the right hearing aid for my hearing loss, lifestyle and budget and he was so patient with my questions. As a result, I can hear better than I have in years.
I learned about Manatee Hearing & Speech Center through brochures. The questions I had were clearly and completely answered, so I scheduled an appointment. The evaluation of my hearing was very professional. My hearing aid was expertly fitted and adjusted. The service I have had has been wonderful; I have received a quick response to every need I have had. I would highly recommend Manatee Hearing & Speech to anyone with hearing needs and plan to continue to use the Center indefinitely.
This is the best hearing aid I've ever had! I've worn five different hearing aids and have never had one this good!
It's like opening up a new world. I feel like a teenager. I can hear again! My new hearing aids are easy to wear and clean. I like having volume control; when I'm watching T.V. I turn it down. The old devices have to go and I'll be thrilled. It's a miracle. Services are beyond words - From Dr. Rodriguez to Jaimie, to the front desk reminding me about my appointment.
My hearing had deteriorated from many years of loud machinery and music and lack of hearing protection when I was young. Kristen and the team at Manatee Hearing and Speech fitted me with the right technology to have me hearing better than ever. I am still very active and now can bluetooth from my phone right to my hearing aids, allowing me to work and play better than ever. Thanks.
I am 75 years old, and my hearing has slowly declined over the last 10 years, especially in separating the music from the conversation on TV. I finally gave in and decided to purchase hearing aids, much to my wife’s relief. Being aware of the rip-offs in the sale of hearing aids, I approached with caution. Several friends recommended Manatee Speech and Hearing. Ms. Kristen Van Watteghem was the audiologist who conducted my exam.
Kristen spent roughly two hours answering all of my questions and going over my options in selecting the right type of hearing aids. She explained thoroughly the differences in brands, styles, costs, etc. She was professional, friendly, patient, and understanding with no sales pressure. Five-star treatment by the entire staff.
After wearing my hearing aids for one year, they have exceeded my expectations. Love the Bluetooth feature and controlling the hearing aids with my cell phone apps.
I absolutely love my new hearing aid. Losing hearing in one ear at age 57 was devastating. I waited a long time before seeking help, and now I'm sorry I waited so long. Not only is the aid easy to wear, but I don't even know it is there, except for the fact that my hearing has improved 100%. No more reading lips for me at the checkout line; I can hear over the beep of the grocery scanner with no problem. I also used to have issues in crowded restaurants. This device intuitively blocks out the background noise so I can pay attention to friends at the table. It has absolutely has changed my life! Thank you.