About Us

Audiology With A HeartAudiology With A Heart is the newest non-profit center serving those with hearing loss in Palm Beach, Martin County and Broward County. Our non-profit status ensures that you will be entering a stress-free environment when you look for your next hearing aid.

We provide a full range of audiology options for our clients in addition to a Pay It Forward program. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Audiology With A Heart
Audiology With A Heart
Audiology With A Heart
Audiology With A Heart

Staff Members

Debra Shadoff, Executive Director and Doctor of Audiology.

Debra is a Member of the American Academy of Audiology. She has practiced for more than 25 years; 18 years in South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire, her Masters of Science from Gallaudet University and her Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University in Arizona. She attends seminars and training courses to stay up to date on the latest in hearing technology.

Fred Schott, Outreach Specialist and Office Manager

Fred has worked in the field of hearing loss and deafness for over 25 years. Fred also teaches sign language and taught sign language at Lynn University. Before becoming involved in the world of deafness, he taught Business and Music at high schools in Kansas and Kentucky and was Department Chair for the Accounting Management Dept. 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. He has resided in Florida for 18 years. He went through the Orientation to Deafness Program at the University of Tennessee and summer training programs at Gallaudet University.

Board Members

Kim Grajcar: Outreach Representative for CapTel Captioned Telephones

As an Outreach Representative for CapTel, Kim Grajcar helps people of all ages with hearing loss through outreach and education. CapTel Captioned Telephone is free for anyone who has hearing loss. The service is also provided for free by the Federal Government under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As Lead Client Care Representative, Kim prides herself on assisting people with the setup of the CapTel in their home and continued customer care going forward. Kim’s grandmother was a CapTel user who was not able to understand most people on the phone or get any of her answering machine messages. Once she started using CapTel she regained her confidence and independence to use the phone and could understand her captioned answering machine messages.

Thomas R. Halstead: Compounding Pharmacy Technician, Spectra Specialty 4

Tom was born in 1958 and was raised in Suffern, New York. He graduated from the MCI Institute of Technology Cum Laude with honors. He is a certified compounding Pharmacy technician at Spectra Specialty 4 Pharmacy in Jupiter Florida.

Tom joined the board after learning of “all of the good work Audiology with a Heart does in the community.” He believes there is a real need for the services they offer and Debby and Fred do an amazing job fulfilling their clients needs. He is very proud to serve on the board, and wants to thank Debby and Fred for all of their hard work and dedication they bring to Audiology with a Heart. He looks forward to see what the agency can accomplish in the future.

John H. Evans: Volunteer Coordinator for Good Samaritan Medical Center

John is a native of Florida: born in Ft. Myers and is a 5th generation Floridian. He graduated Stetson University with a B.A. In English. John has worked in several fields, including academic publishing, hospitality sales and marketing where he held the positions of Tourism Marketing Manager for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Deputy Director of the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, Director of Travel Industry Sales for MeriStar Hotels and Resorts, representing southwest Florida properties including South Seas Plantation (Captiva Island), Sundial Beach and Tennis Resort (Sanibel Island) and the Marco Island Radisson (Marco Island) and performing as a professional pianist. Now John is the Volunteer Coordinator at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Although he has a severe hearing loss, he doesn’t let it slow him down! He states he is “Living well with severe hearing loss through the use of Oticon Dynamo hearing aids.”

Audiology With A HeartCelebrating Our 3rd Anniversary

We are celebrating our 3rd Anniversary! Donate to our cause by purchasing Recipes From The Heart. $10 suggested donation (+$2.00 if mailed). You may stop by our office or call us for purchase.


When you refer a friend or family member who then purchases hearing aids, we will send you a gift certificate you can use for any purchase here in the office. You can buy batteries, other supplies or apply it to any balance owed. We appreciate your business and loyalty!