Hear for the Holidays
Give The Gift of Better Hearing
This Holiday Season, Nominate A Special Somebody To Experience Better Hearing Well Into The Future
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… as we launch our annual ‘Hear for The Holidays’ competition to help a special somebody by giving them the gift of hearing this festive season.
It’s been another challenging year for us all, which is why we’re looking forward to spreading some festive cheer with your help.
Since hearing loss affects 1 in 8 people within the US, there will most likely be one person at your dinner table this year who will struggle to keep up with conversations and miss out on all the joy that the holidays bring. It’s the time of year for togetherness, but hearing loss often leads to those suffering feeling isolated and alone.
We hear many reasons why people avoid seeking treatment for hearing loss. Whether they have yet to come to terms with their hearing loss, or they simply cannot commit to hearing care due to financial reasons – we’re here to help.
Since opening our doors, we have been dedicated to giving back the gift of sound to our Torrance community and beyond by providing hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation to individuals who could not otherwise afford the care they need.
This is why we need your help this holiday season in choosing the perfect candidate to WIN a complimentary pair of hearing aids and premium care.
If there’s someone special in your life – whether it’s a friend, neighbor, colleague, or loved one – that you believe would benefit from better hearing, then you can nominate them by completing the form on this page.
Share the reasons why you believe they deserve this gift of a lifetime.
Nominations close on November 30th, 2021, and the lucky winner will be announced shortly after.
We will then invite the winner to have a comprehensive hearing assessment to fit them with a new pair of hearing aids just in time to enjoy the holiday season with the ones they love.
We wish you the best of luck!
Nominations Close In...
The Competition Has Now Ended
Exceptional service provided by Mr. Mark and his staff (Barbara at the front desk is awesome)! They worked with us when we would not get approved for financing… such a blessing as I needed new hearing aids to care for my newborn daughter once she was home from the hospital. I greatly appreciate the understanding that they had for my situation… thanks so much for everything!
Meet Founder, Mark D. Johnson
In His Own Words
Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was very close to my Grandpa Kenning. Grandpa was kept out of WWII due to a severe hearing loss in his left ear. He was never treated for his hearing loss, which made verbal interaction very difficult, and this was quite frustrating for Grandpa and for the entire family. Seeing my grandpa struggle with communicating, I became aware at an early age of the negative impact hearing loss has on a person and their family.
Immediately after high school, I enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Force as a supply sergeant. During my tour of service, I spent time in Denver, CO, Okinawa, Japan, the Philippines, and the Black Hills Mountain region of South Dakota. After my Air Force service, I moved to Florida and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. I am also a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK.
I began my career in the hearing healthcare field in 1993 with a major hearing aid/care provider. I opened my own practice in the fall of 1994 in Orlando, FL. In 1995, I became board certified, and through my continued training received my A.C.A. credentialing as a certified audioprosthologist in 1997.
Quality of life is about connecting with the people and the things we love. As a hearing healthcare professional, I find great joy in helping to restore a person’s connection to their world. Due to my extensive knowledge and understanding of the difficulties faced by the hearing impaired, I have had the opportunities throughout my career, to lend my expertise to others in the field. I have conducted many hearing educational workshops, both for professionals and for the general public. I have also personally trained many individuals in the hearing healthcare field. I love passing on my passion for helping people to hear better to others.
In 2011, I was greatly honored to be invited to Osaka, Japan as the keynote speaker for the International Hearing Society Annual Convention. It was a privilege to train a large group of practitioners who had gathered from all over Japan.
In 2004, I married my wife (and business partner) Brenda. We enjoy everything ocean-related and always look forward to traveling and experiencing new people, places, and food. I have visited 35 foreign countries, and we are always planning and looking forward to our next trip. Brenda and I are active members of Embassy International Church in Winter Park.
I have a wonderful son Michael, and we have two precious grandchildren, Andrew and Sophia, who we really enjoy spending time with and being a regular part of their lives, school activities, and sports involvements.
Meet Co-Founder, Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson is co-owner of Preferred Hearing Centers, with her husband Mark Johnson. At Preferred Hearing Centers, Brenda fills the role of office administrator and bookkeeper. Brenda is a Florida native who spent her early childhood years in Clewiston, FL. At the age of eight, her family relocated to Fort Myers, where she lived until 2005.
After high school, Brenda joined the Lee County Tax Collector’s office and worked in various positions. Her last years there were spent as the lead manager of a large special assessments department. Her skills in customer service, record keeping, payment processing, staff management, and all things clerical were enhanced and developed during her employment.
After resigning from the Tax Collectors office, Brenda took a position as administrative assistant at her local Fort Myers church. She loved being involved in the church life, and also in serving the pastors and members. Brenda also served as the singles ministry leader until she married Mark.
In 2003, Brenda met Mark at a church event (sounds like a movie title). They were joyfully married 9 months later. In 2005, they moved to Englewood, FL where they built a successful hearing aid business from the ground up. Englewood was a delightful place to live. After ten years, and with three offices up and running successfully – they were made an offer they could not refuse. A Corporate Hearing Aid Center purchased the business.
Shortly thereafter, the decision was made to move back to Orlando, Mark’s previous hometown. The grandchildren, who live in the Orlando area, were a big motivation for the move. Shortly after arriving in Orlando, Mark & Brenda started Preferred Hearing Centers and have built it into one of the most successful hearing aid offices in Florida.
The role of nana is the best position Brenda has ever had, and spending time with her grandchildren is her favorite thing to do. Her hobbies include reading, walking, and cycling. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys time on the beach or hikes in the woods. She and Mark currently attend Embassy Intl. Church in Orlando where they serve in several capacities.
Very professional and caring staff. The customer service is amazing. We bought my mother’s hearing aids from them. The service has always been great. They always answered all my questions and are very courteous and professional. We were very lucky to find them!
Two Convenient Locations
With two convenient locations in East Orlando and Winter Springs, one of our offices is in your neighborhood, with each location housing a team of advanced Hearing Care Professionals.
With free parking, comfortable modern waiting rooms, and a friendly team to welcome you with fresh coffee, you’ll instantly feel at ease.
East Orlando Office
1842 N.Alafaya Trail, Suite A,
Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: (407) 745-0350
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: By appointment ONLY