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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
How to Deal with Earwax
July 1, 2022
When it comes to ear cleaning, be gentle and consider leaving it to the professionals. The general consensus that we shouldn’t insert objects like cotton swabs into the ear canal is good advice, but many people disregard it because they feel they...
Community Partnership: Featured Pets Available for Adoption!
June 28, 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...
Q&A: Is My Dizziness Normal?
June 15, 2022
Q: Why am I dizzy? A: We receive this question often. Dizziness is a very common symptom that can spontaneously occur and resolve without any underlying conditions. When there is an underlying condition, it can be as simple as hunger...