About us

More than 60 years serving the Greater Lakeland community, and beyond…

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is a premier world-class speech, language and hearing disorders treatment facility in the beautiful heart of Central Florida and Polk County. Today, as in every day for half a century, we welcome every patient and celebrate the dedication of our professional staff who have answered the call for outstanding, compassionate care, in an exemplary facility.

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center’s Mission is “To provide the highest quality speech, language and hearing services, always in a caring manner.”

Our Facility

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center has served the community for over 60 years. The Center’s clinical services are offered in a state-of-the-art facility in the Highlands Plaza on Lakeland Highlands Road. Our building consists of:

Expanded patient services
The facility is a spacious 10,000 square feet allowing for expanded patient services.  The facility hosts two state of the art sound booths for the audiology department as well as the most advanced diagnostic equipment available. The speech language pathology wing includes treatment rooms with observation windows that enable caregivers an opportunity to observe and learn treatments and carry them over into the home.

On-site retail store
The facility has an on-site retail store providing amplified phones, assistive listening devices, hearing aid repair, and training assistance for the hearing impaired.

Clark Family Foundation’s Children’s Room
The facility has a “Kentucky Derby” themed waiting area for children. Captioned movies are played while the kids wait for their services.

Ruthven Family Community Room
A community center equipped with technology and sound system is available for educational seminars and community programs. The Center is also looped to provide patients and guests with hearing aids a better listening experience.