2324 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 2G, Palm Springs, FL 33406

About Us

What makes us stand out is our absolute commitment to helping everyone with hearing loss experience better hearing. That's why we decided to become a nonprofit organization instead of a for-profit practice.

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A Nonprofit Audiology Practice

Audiology With A Heart isn't sales-oriented; instead, we're driven by our mission to help people hear better. We are truly patient-centric, meaning we will never pressure you into purchasing hearing aids. If your hearing loss wouldn't benefit from hearing aids, we'll be honest with you and go over alternative options. When we do recommend hearing aids, our recommendations are based on your specific lifestyle and budget, not what will make us money.

Because we are a nonprofit organization, hearing aid manufacturers work with us to provide hearing aids at a lower cost - savings we pass on directly to you. We also work directly with the State of Florida and will help you to receive a free amplified telephone.

Our Story

Audiology With A Heart was founded by Dr. Debra Shadoff. She entered the field of audiology because she wanted to help people and has had a lifelong interest in supporting the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. After she graduated, she started working in a sales driven environment that left her feeling unsatisfied. She hated being expected to pressure patients into buying expensive hearing aids.

After a few years, she moved into a nonprofit environment and found what she had been missing. She loved the nonprofit approach so much that she decided to create her own nonprofit practice. That became Audiology With A Heart, which builds on Debra's experience at other nonprofit organizations. Here, we prioritize you, not the bottom line.

Our favorite part of working in audiology is knowing the difference we can make. When patients tell us their lives are better because of what we do for them, it reminds us that we're in the right field doing the right thing.

Debra Shadoff

Executive Director and Doctor of Audiology

Debra has practiced audiology for more than 29 years; 23 of those years in South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire, her Master of Science from Gallaudet University, and her Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University in Arizona.

She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and regularly attends seminars and training courses to stay up-to-date on the latest hearing technology.

Fred Schott

Outreach Specialist and Office Manager

Fred has resided in Florida since 1996 and has worked in the field of hearing loss and deafness for over 25 years. He completed the Orientation to Deafness Program at the University of Tennessee and summer training programs at Gallaudet University. Fred currently teaches sign language and has formerly taught sign language at Lynn University.

Previously, he taught Business and Music at high schools in Kansas and Kentucky and was department chair for the Accounting Management Department of South Ohio School of Business. In 1991, he became director of the Office for the Deaf for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, where he provided both social and religious services for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Board Members

Tom Halstead, Silvia Garcia, Steven Kosmas

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