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COVID-19 RESPONSE

UPDATE 7/01/2020

Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center is slowly opening up to accommodate our patients’ needs. Currently, we are providing the following services:

  • In-Center Audiology services: hearing aid tests and hearing aids, as well as cleanings, troubleshooting, and supplies.
  • Curbside Audiology services: hearing aid cleanings, troubleshooting, and supplies.
  • Speech-Language services: Speech-Language Pathologists are now providing Teletherapy services.
  • Evaluations and some in-Center therapy services are being provided.
  • We are now accepting physician referrals for both departments.
  • FTRI (free phone program): distribution in-Center by appointment only.

All services require an appointment. Our current hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm

UPDATE 3/23/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center is reducing business hours. Please call prior to coming in for services.

Speech-Language Therapy will be conducted via tele-health and your speech-language pathologist will be calling you.

UPDATE 3/16/2020


Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center is open, but the health and safety of our patients and employees is of utmost importance. True to our mission, we are working hard to make sure that we continue to serve our patients and community in the safest way possible.

Here are some notable announcements:

  • If you or your child are receiving speech-language services, your therapist will be contacting you.
  • Audiology patients will be seen. We are taking all necessary safety precautions.
  • For audiology walk-in clinic, please call prior to coming in as we may be able to help you remotely. We will be available via phone (during the hours of 10:00- 11:30AM, 2:00-3:00 PM) to assist you and save a trip to the office.
  • All outside meetings held in the Ruthven Family Community Room are suspended until further notice.
  • FTRI outreach events are cancelled but appointments to come into the Center can be made.

Please remember, if you or your child are sick, please call our office (863-686-3189) to reschedule your appointment.

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CFSHC awarded Florida Blue Grant

Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center has been awarded the 2019 Innovation in the Health Care System grant from Florida Blue Foundation. The 3-year grant supports the Center’s C.A.R.E. program, an extension of the existing Audiology for Seniors program.

C.A.R.E. (Communication Access for Restricted Elders) provides seniors in our community, not only with audiology care, but with transportation and the opportunity to interact with others. The program implements a Vocational Rehabilitation course, which provides patients with both information and socialization. The program will begin in January and will feature partnerships with neighboring organizations such as VISTE, LVIM, Independent Living Organizations, and Senior Resource Centers.

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CFSHC receives EmpowerPolk Grant!

Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center has been awarded the 2019 EmpowerPolk Grant. EmpowerPolk Empower Polk is an annual competitive grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of empowering local nonprofit organizations to become more efficient and sustainable. This grant supports the purchase of updated computer systems for the Center’s Administration team.

The purchase of new computers will strengthen the administration team, enabling them to work quickly and effectively, resulting in maximum efficiency and improved reporting, such as budget and outcomes. In addition, this upgrade would allow us to begin using updated software in order to produce the highest quality data, reports, and materials. This team would be able to improve efforts in accounting for the Center’s fiscal health, inputting and exporting donor information, tracking employee and operational activities, and developing and segmenting marketing efforts, for greater efficiency.

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Ron Lash crowned the 2017 Mr. Central Florida!

On October 12th, Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center held its 5th annual Mr. Central Florida event at the Sun-N-Fun Florida Air Museum. This year, 33 Community Champions competed for the title by seeking votes and sponsors to raise money for the Center.

Mr. Ron Lash from Mosaic earned the title of 2017 Mr. Central Florida with over 24,000 votes! 

1st Runner-up was Bart Allen from Peterson and Myers

2nd Runner-up was Jared Diveley from Lakeland Volkswagen. 

This was a record breaking year of not only reaching the goal of $75,000 but . . . exceeding it! Together the contestants raised over $140,000! The majority of the children treated at the Center are underinsured and 92% require subsidized funding. The money raised by these men will provide care for these children.

Introducing the 2016 Mr. Central Florida!

On October 6th the Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center held its 4th annual Mr. Central Florida event at the Sun-N-Fun Florida Air Museum. This year, 25 Community Champions competed for the title by seeking votes and sponsors to raise money for the Center.
Mr. Ronnie Hedrick II, President of Bul-Hed, earned the title of 2016 Mr. Central Florida with over 30,000 votes! Ronnie is the President of Bul-Hed Corporation, a company that specializes in borrow pit operations, land clearing, heavy earthmoving, reclamation, effluent spray field construction, landfill construction, wetland restoration and mitigation. Ronnie learned about the Center last year, and was enlisted in this year’s competition through 2015 contestant, Troy Garcia from Allen & Company. Ronnie showed dedication and exemplary fundraising efforts.
Brian West, Media and Community Relations Manager of Publix Super Markets finished second, earning the Wingman Award. In third, earning the title of Mr. Overachiever, was Greg Smith the Manager of Belk at Lakeside Village. The Center is overwhelmed with gratefulness to the 25 men that helped to raise money for the Center. Thank you to everyone that participated and supported this event!
This was a record breaking year of not only reaching the goal of $75,000 but . . . exceeding it! Together the contestants raised over $140,000! The majority of the children treated at the Center are underinsured and 92% require subsidized funding. The money raised by these men will provide care for these children.