Hey there,

Everyone at The Hearing Center MCC is looking forward to the holidays after what has been a challenging year. But despite the difficulties that people right across our communities have faced, there have been reasons to be positive during the pandemic, and we wanted to share one of them with you.

The gift of hearing

The holidays are an opportunity for families to come together, whether that’s in person or potentially this year via Zoom. And one surprise during the pandemic has been that more people are looking for ways to communicate better at home.

A great example that our specialists witnessed was the case of a couple whose planned month-long cruise was delayed due to the pandemic. Instead, they sought the help of our team for a hearing care solution, something that they’ve been putting off for some time.

Since then, they’ve been able to talk more, understand each other better, and relieve some of the stress that they were dealing with.

They are looking forward to traveling in the future as a better and happier couple. If you have recognized a hearing loss recently, or know someone who has, get in contact with our specialist at 850.474.8328.

Updates from The Office

Each of our providers and team members will be spending their time off with close family and relatives over the holidays. While it may look a little different this year, we are all excited for the time to rest, relax, and focus on what matters most.

We plan to decorate the office and add fun holiday accessories to our wardrobe – anything to add a little cheer! We are also hosting a food drive and accepting donations in our clinics’ waiting rooms.

Just to let you know, the clinics will be closed on 12/24 (at noon), 12/25, 12/31 (at noon), and closed 1/1 over the holiday period.

Please let us know if you need an appointment near these dates. In other news, audiologist Marissa Martin will be celebrating her birthday on December 2!

Her two corgis, Benji and Rex, are currently at a training camp and are doing well.

Benji has advanced to outdoor training at local venues, while Rexy is still indoors as he is a “high run risk.”

And, excitingly, our audiology extern Shelby Fraizer Burke recently got married, amid the pandemic AND hurricane Sally.

The venue lost power, but they still had a great time!

Struggling For a Holiday Gift?

The most important part of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones, whether that’s on a call or in person.

But if you know someone with a hearing loss, there are also a few great gift options!

These include TV streamers, which send sounds from your television straight to your hearing aids, and remote mics, which give you enhanced amplification when there’s lots of background noise.

In addition, clear masks are a great stocking filler, helping loved ones to interact freely with those who have a hearing loss when they’re out and about. If you’d like to know more about these potential presents, call your local office.

The team there will be able to offer you expert advice!

Riddle me This!

Everyone at The Hearing Center MCC loves playing games over the holidays (who doesn’t?!).

So, with this in mind, we’ve prepared a series of riddles for you to try and guess!


A) What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

B) What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

C) What has hands but can’t clap?

Think you know the answers? Let us know

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our Recent Resources!

Each month, we update the resource section on our website with handy blogs on hearing aid care, support for loved ones, local news, and much more. To stay in the loop, click here.

Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (850) 474-8328.

The Hearing Center Team

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Jennifer LaBorde Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Jennifer LaBorde is an audiologist who has been in practice since 1999. She has a Masters in Communication Disorders from University of South Alabama, Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi, a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
    I enjoy my life much more with my hearing back intact


    The first time I noticed signs of a hearing loss was back when I was with the Memphis Police Force on the first anti-sniper unit (SWAT) team. Shooting many rounds of guns a week led to ringing in my ears, which it seemed was the start of my hearing loss.
    The Hearing Center is the very best in the business. They were the most helpful in the profession that I had seen.
    Since getting my hearing aids, I have no regrets. I enjoy my life much more with my hearing back intact.
    If you are considering using The Hearing Center, expect to be impressed by the best in the hearing aid business. It’s wonderful to hear well again and I can’t thank them enough.
    Bobby Bridges


    I was very impressed. The people were friendly and knowledgable.


    I first noticed my hearing loss when I was having to ask people to repeat themselves a lot. I decided to get my first hearing test and I was very impressed with the service from The Hearing Center. The people were friendly and knowledgeable.
    Now, I would not be able to cope without my hearing aids. I can now carry a conversation.
    I can highly recommend seeking help from The Hearing Center if you are struggling with a hearing loss.
    Edward Cohen


    I can hear my kids playing, I feel less tired, and I have more energy!

    My hearing loss started when I was just 10 years old as a result of multiple ear infections. I was really struggling to hear, and as a result, I had to have a lot of ear construction to save my hearing. I was told that I would never be able to hear certain tones again.
    For many years, I was living in a world of isolation and I believed that there was no way that I would get all of my hearing back. I had an opinion that hearing aids were for older people.
    When I first approached The Hearing Center, everyone was very warm and welcoming, and it did not matter how many questions I had. They answered them and were very patient with me.
    They fitted me with hearing aids and the results have been life-changing. I can hear my children. They can no longer come up behind me and scare me! I feel less tired, I have more energy, and as a result, I am losing weight.
    Getting help with my hearing from The Hearing Center was the best thing I ever did!
    Natasha Hastings

    The Hearing Center truly cares about helping me.



    I have visited many different hearing care providers over the years but none compare to the level of care I have received from Dr. LaBorde and the staff at The Hearing Center.
    I can honestly say they have changed my life by helping me to regain hearing clarity. I highly recommend them.
    Robert Sullivan