About Our Hearing Centers
Our goal is to provide you with the best hearing care possible.
Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decision a hearing impaired person can make. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eye glasses, proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your needs in addition to providing support, counseling, andservice of the hearing system.
Our professional staff are among the best hearing healthcare providers in the U.S.
Hear Again America is committed to protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about what affects your hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices.
We have 23 locations throughout Florida! Visit our "Locations" page for a location near you.
Asaf Peled | CEO, Hear Again America
Mr. Peled earned a B.A. and M.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Mr. Peled subsequently built his career in managing hearing establishments from the ground up, starting as a licensed hearing aid dispenser in New Jersey in 2002. Developing expanded business services to meet increasing clients’ needs, while providing exemplary customer care remains the cornerstone of his professional philosophy. He is excited that Hear Again America is bringing an elevated customer experience to Floridians under his stewardship.
Dr. Robert Morrison | President, Hear Again America
Dr. Morrison earned a B.S. from Ithaca College in Speech and Hearing Sciences and his M.A. and Au.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He practiced clinically in Washington D.C. before joining a start-up hearing aid company in a national operations role and helping to expand the company into 9 states with 30 locations. He then joined Starkey Laboratories and functioned in both a Sales and Business Development capacity for the state of Florida for 6 years and became a recognized speaker and expert teacher of hearing aid technology prior to joining Hear Again America in 2016. Dr. Morrison owns Advanced Hearing Systems, LLC which he began in 2010 to install induction loop systems in public venues and private residences to assist the hearing impaired population stay connected socially and maintain the quality of life that they deserve. Bringing his clinical and business experience to Hear Again America, Dr. Morrison is focused on providing the best quality service and care in the industry for our patients through the private practice model- while offering the most advanced technology in the industry.
Raphael Weizman | Financial and Marketing Consultant, Hear Again America
Mr. Weizman’s dream of helping people hear better and improve their quality of life became a reality when he founded Total Hearing Care in Denville, New Jersey in 2000. Through expansion to 19 locations by 2008, he was instrumental in facilitating thousands of individuals to enjoy life more fully through improved hearing. From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Weizman advised Total Hearing Care and Hearing Life to enhance customer care. In 2014 he brought his customer focus and commitment to improving people’s quality of life to Florida, with the opening of Hear Again America’s first location in Boca Raton.
John D. Moore | Regional Vice President of Sales, Hear Again America
Mr. Moore is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS) having received his board certification in 1994 from the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. In addition to having served as a Senior Faculty Member at Alan Lowell Seminars, Inc., he served as Southeast Governor on the International Hearing Society’s Board of Governors’. He has also served two terms as President of the Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals. Mr. Moore is a recognized leader at hearing aid dispensing, as well as a recognized leading expert teacher of other industry professionals.
Dr. Lea Thomas, Au.D, Clinical Audiologist
Dr. Thomas completed her Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. She also earned her bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Thomas has experience working at various settings including, hospital, ENT office and private practices. She pursued a career in audiology after seeing her father and grandfather struggle with hearing loss. Dr. Thomas is passionate about helping individuals with hearing loss, and working with families to improve communication in their everyday life.
Karen Butler, HAS, BC, ACA
Karen has been a Hearing Aid Specialist since 1999. Being a Hearing Aid specialist is a 2nd career. Formerly a Pharmaceutical Representative for 13 years, when she was fit with her first set of hearing aids, it made such a difference in her life, she joined the Hearing Aid industry. She then became Board Certified and then went through the ACA classes to become an Audioprosthologist. Her hearing loss helps her to relate to those with hearing loss. Plus, she keeps up to date on all benefits of the newest Hearing Aid technology.
Anitsa Lima | HAS
Anista Lima is a Florida Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS) who had been working in a private hearing aid company since 2007. Before coming to the U.S. in 2007, Ms. Lima graduated in 1986 as a medical doctor in Cuba. In 1990 she received her specialty degree as an Oto-Rhino-Laryngologist. She took full time postgraduate training in Clinical Audiology as well as her Masters in Audiology at the Neuroscience Institute, Havana Cuba.
To stay updated of the latest technological advances for better hearing, Ms. Lima participates extensively in different events and seminars offered by the top manufacturers.
Douglas Moore, HAS, BC-HIS
Doug has been a Florida Hearing Aid Specialist since 1993. Also, he is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences (BC-HIS). Doug has served as Secretary of the Florida Society of Hearing Health Care Professionals. Currently, he is a board member of the Florida Board of Hearing Aid Specialists. Doug is committed to matching the latest in hearing aid technology with each individual's unique needs.
Christine Hand | HAS
Christine Hand is a Florida State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist serving Volusia & Flagler Counties. Christine is a member of the International Hearing Society and Florida Society of Hearing Health Care Professionals. Christine is passionate about her career. She loves being able to help those with hearing loss and to see the improvement in her patients lives, and the lives of their loved ones
John Hayden | HAS
John Hayden is the provider for Digital Hearing Systems. At Digital Hearing Systems, he serves the people in The Villages with the finest hearing aid solutions on the market today along with customer service that can't be beat. John prides himself on the care extended to his patients during and after the journey to better hearing. The Villages staff strives to successfully educate patients and their loved ones about their specific hearing loss, helping them determine the right plan of action to correct it.
Melanie Plotkin | HAS
Melanie Plotkin is a Miami Beach native she began her interest in the hearing health care industry in early 2001. She realized the level of influence she had working with her patients, helping them regain their hearing and their quality of life. Since then Melanie has helped thousands of patients and loves working with them to solve their hearing problems. Her unconditional passion for her profession has helped thousands of people live a better quality of life.
Tim Bohl | HAS
Mr.Bohl is a Florida State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and started his career in the hearing health care industry in 2010. Starting off in south Texas with private audiology practices and then moving to south Florida in 2011. Here in South Florida he was employed by a major hearing aid manufacturer for 4 years where he was able to refine his diagnostic skills along with perfecting the hearing instrument fitting process. Through his continued education and love for technology Mr. Bohl specializes in the new digital hearing aid platforms. Coming into the industry during the digital transition he excels with the new digital capabilities. Along with his knowledge comes a very honest and caring person, who strives to give the utmost in personalized care while guiding his patients through the journey to better hearing.
Jeffrey L. Collier | Hearing Aid Specialist, BC-HIS, ACA
Originally from Perryville, MO, Jeffrey has been in the hearing industry for over 36 years. He attended Cypress Lake High School, Edison College and Florida State University. He enjoys working with his patients and changing people’s lives through successful hearing aid fittings. His career highlights are going on mission trips through the Starkey Hearing Foundation to fit children all over the world with hearing aids. He enjoys riding his motorcycles, scuba diving, fishing, and restoring old cars.
Barbara Mitchell, HAS | RN
Barbara Mitchell, is a Registered Nurse and Hearing Aid Specialist, who has served the hearing needs of her community for over 30 years. She believes the first step to resolving a hearing problem is through examination and evaluation of your ears and hearing. With this information, we can then determine the type and severity of your hearing loss and discuss treatment options. Barbara is committed to matching the latest in hearing aid technology with each individual’s unique needs.
Amy Lawhead | HAS
Originally from the California, Amy has lived in the Sunshine State for over 35 years. Fascinated with the hearing-impaired world, Amy embraced a career in hearing healthcare. She has a tremendous passion, understanding and compassion for people that have difficulties with their hearing. Amy obtained her Hearing Aid Specialist license after interning for a local Doctor of Audiology. She is currently a member of the International Hearing Society. Amy considers her broad scope of understanding of hearing loss and its effects both at home and in the workplace a great asset to helping others.
Javier Benítez | HAS, BC-HIS
Javier Benítez, HAS, BC-HIS, is a Harvard University graduate (’81) and Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. He started in the hearing industry as a battery sales representative at Starkey Labs. With this experience, he began to be interested in hearing aid fittings and in 2003 became licensed to dispense hearing aids by the State of Florida. He worked at the Lab helping to fit difficult cases and gained invaluable experience.