Hey there,

As you probably know, hearing aids have come a long way since the early years.

Initially, people tried to solve their problems with hollowed-out animal horns and rudimentary ear trumpets, which didn’t work very well!

In the early 1900s, pioneering researchers invented electronic hearing aids, paving the way for over a century of technical developments.

Today, with full digitalization, smartphone connectivity, and features like “remote assist,” these fantastic instruments have reached an incredibly high level of excellence.

Manufacturers are always pushing the boundaries, and in September, a new hearing aid model was launched that many believe will redefine wearers’ experiences: The ReSound ONE. 

Why this device might be revolutionary

Currently, a handful of our selected patients are trialing the ReSound ONE to determine if it offers the level of performance that the makers promise.

So far, the initial feedback has been very positive, and as specialists, we can understand why it’s growing in popularity.

This new device doesn’t just capture sounds via a microphone sitting behind someone’s ear, like most hearing aids.

Instead, it more closely mimics the way people hear naturally, using the outer parts of their ears to register the position and frequency of different noises.

It’s also equipped with an advanced processor, providing increased clarity, as you might expect.

If you’d like to find out more about this new hearing technology, give us a call at (407) 668-4546, and we can set you up with a trial, so you can experience the difference for yourself. 

Updates from the Office 

The team at Preferred Hearing Centers continues to offer curbside drop-off and in-home patient care, meeting your needs during the pandemic.

Our specialists are available Monday to Friday, with after-hours appointments available on request.

For those requiring weekend consultations, our East Colonial office is regularly now open and staffed from 8:15-12:15 on the first and third Saturday of each month!

A number of our hearing aid wearers have lost their devices while trying to take off face masks recently. If you have a concern about this, we can help you to find a solution – just ask!

As an essential service provider, the team is also working extra hours to ensure that our offices remain sanitized and safe, in line with CDC guidelines. Your well-being is our top priority.

And finally, our co-founders, Mark D. Johnson and Brenda Johnson, recently took a fantastic Florida stay-cation over at Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. We are so fortunate that Florida has so much to offer, and places to relax and get away.

On the way, they visited loved ones who had been sheltering in place for six months. It was such a great visit and showed just how important family is at this time!

How One Filmmaker Overcame His Hearing Loss

A hearing loss can feel like one of the most defining challenges of your lifetime.

But deaf filmmaker Chase Burton decided that his hearing issues weren’t going to get in the way of his dreams.

Working with California tech company “Not Impossible Labs”, he wore a specially designed suit on his film set that let him “feel” different sounds.

Made up of twenty-four vibrating points, positioned from the top of his back to the bottom of his ankles, this let him know the intensity of various noises.

“I see technology as a real opportunity to bring deaf and hearing audiences together and create a new kind of experience,” Chase told CNN.

Inspirational stories like this show how a hearing loss doesn’t have to be a hindrance with the right mindset and specialist assistance! Find the full story here.

Patient Resources

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Given that healthcare providers only screen 12% of their patients for hearing loss, millions of individuals are suffering from hearing loss with no end in sight, and often are not fully aware of their difficulties.

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Have a question or need help? We’re here for you!

Call us at

(407) 499-8328 (East Orlando, FL),
(407) 329-9486 (South Orlando, FL),
(407) 942-7715 (Winter Springs, FL).

The team at Preferred Hearing Centers

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Mark D. Johnson, HAS, BC-HIS, A.C.A.

Mark D. Johnson, HAS, BC-HIS, A.C.A.

Mark began his career in the hearing healthcare field in 1993 with a major hearing aid/care provider. He opened his own practice in 1994 in Orlando, Fl.  In 1995, he became board-certified, and through continued training received his A.C.A. credentialing as a certified audioprosthologist in 1997. He has conducted many hearing educational workshops, both for professionals and for the general public, and trained many individuals in the hearing healthcare field.