Breaking Barriers to Independent Practice Ownership
Hear Again America is one of the largest, audiologist-owned hearing healthcare companies with over 30 corporate retail locations throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Maryland.
Since its inception in 2013, Hear Again America has been a recognized leader within the hearing industry. Our people-first culture and commitment to excellence are fundamental to our flourishing growth. We have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life through better hearing and now, we are sharing our winning strategies with those equally passionate about the benefits of hearing health.
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What We Do
We provide exceptional hearing healthcare. From comprehensive evaluations to successful outcomes, our professionals are regarded as the very best in each market we serve. Our rewarding work helps re-connect people to their communities and families.
The Hear Again journey to better hearing is unparalleled. We prioritize patient focused education so individuals feel empowered as consumers; then, we customize care using multi-line, cutting edge solutions. Our licensed providers are dedicated experts who specialize in hearing device selection and fittings. The advanced technologies we offer not only improve hearing, but function as total communication devices that also promote overall wellness.
Growing Demand in a Thriving Industry
According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 37.5 million adults in the US report some degree of hearing loss. Alternatively, there are only about 10,000 clinics that dispense hearing aids. The need for hearing healthcare is growing; around 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 everyday and hearing loss is a top concern for this population. The global statistics reports indicated that in 2020, there were 466 million people with hearing loss and by 2050, there will be more than 900 million people with loss.
The North American hearing aid market experienced 41% growth in 2021 and is expected to expand with the rising need. According to Fortune Business Insights, the 2021 North American market size was $3.66 billion. The industry projected growth is to $5.86 billion by 2029.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Quick statistics about hearing. National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Retrieved March 10, 2023, from https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing
Hearing is Key to a Healthy Lifestyle
Those with hearing loss, who do not wear hearing instruments, are more likely to experience depression, fatigue, are at a higher risk for falls and significant cognitive decline. Use of appropriately fit hearing devices has shown to improve quality of life and can mitigate some of the negative consequences associated with untreated hearing loss.
Hearing aids are remarkably sophisticated devices that are available in virtually invisible styles. Several models integrate AI technology and Bluetooth streaming. In addition, some instruments include health and movement tracking features, language translation, pair to phones for use control and “find my device” capabilities.
Hear Again Franchising Leadership
Asaf Peled, Co-Founder, Hear Again America Franchising
Asaf Peled is a founding member and co-founder of Hear Again America. The business was established in 2013 with the goal of bringing an elevated customer experience to individuals in need of hearing healthcare. Under his stewardship, Hear Again America has expanded operations throughout Florida, Georgia, Maryland and South Carolina. By keeping customer satisfaction at the forefront of his objectives, Hear Again America has experienced impressive growth and helped thousands of patients.
Mr. Peled earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He built his hearing health career starting as a licensed hearing aid dispenser in 2002.
As Regional Manager of Total Hearing Care, New Jersey, he helped develop and establish hearing health centers throughout the state, each starting from the ground-up. In this role, he expanded business operations and services to the local community. Mr. Peled has provided exemplary care reflective of the cornerstone of his professional philosophy: patient needs come first. He continues to lead the Hear Again America team with this ever-present philosophy.
Robert Morrison, AuD, Co-Founder, Hear Again America Franchising
Robert Morrison, AuD, is a proven executive and a leader in the hearing aid industry for over 20 years. Dr. Morrison received a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in Speech and Hearing Sciences and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Audiology degrees 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 capacity, expanding the company into nine states with 30 locations. Prior to becoming President of Hear Again America in 2016, Dr Morrison joined Starkey Laboratories and functioned in both a Sales and Business Development capacity for the state of Florida for six years. He is a recognized speaker, business consultant and expert teacher of hearing aid technology.
Dr. Morrison’s industry, clinical, and business experience has powered Hear Again America’s growth to date. He remains focused on providing the best quality customer service and care in the industry for patients through the private practice model.
Hilary Steele, AuD, Vice President of Franchise Development
Hilary Steele, AuD, is a clinical and research audiologist with over 25-years of extensive professional training and business development experience.
Dr. Steele received a Master of Arts in Audiology and Hearing Science from Northwestern University, and Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. Prior to becoming a prominent consultant for the hearing industry, Dr. Steele was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University in Chicago and continues to be an active member of the Rush AuD Program Advisory Board.
Dr. Steele is active in professional service and served on the Board of Trustees to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF). She is a subject matter expert for the International Hearing Society (IHS) and Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO) and is currently the Chair-elect of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Membership Engagement/Leadership Development Council.
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