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Welcome to Manatee Hearing & Speech Center
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.
Kristen Van Watteghem, M.A., CCC-A
Danielle Hummel, Au.D., F-AAA
Morgan O'Malia, Au.D.
"Manatee Hearing & Speech is a caring organization. Patients are their number one concern. They perform the necessary testing to ensure they provide the best care and solution for the patient's needs. They also follow up with their patients to ensure they are satisfied with their hearing devices.
They also go a step further in that they provide loaner devices when they are available. They are also available anytime if you have a problem or need information.
The products they recommend are of the highest quality, thus saving you money in the long run."
-Wes Hannah Jr.
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"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."
-Rev. Donald B.
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Hearing Care News
See the latest news from our community, the hearing care industry, and our practice
Hearing-Conscious Costume Ideas
October 1, 2022
These guidelines can help ensure you hear your best no matter what costume you choose It’s that time of year again: crunchy leaves underfoot, a crisp chill in the air, beautiful fall colors, apple cider, shorter days and longer nights,...
Community Partnership: Featured Pets Available for Adoption!
September 20, 2022
Manatee Hearing & Speech Center Has Recently Partnered with Manatee County Animal Services Featured pets available for adoption! Your generous donations will go to the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services (FoMCAS), a charitable 501(c)(3) whose goal is to enrich...
Ototoxicity and How to Avoid It
September 15, 2022
While the two most common culprits of hearing loss are loud noise and age, certain chemicals and medications can also damage the inner ear. This is called “ototoxicity, which literally means “ear poison.” Ototoxicity can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus,...