About Hearing Solutions
At Hearing Solutions, Inc, our passion is to help people reconnect through better hearing everyday.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care need, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus, and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology. Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to Hearing Solutions, Inc means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing and balance needs are being met. Hearing Solutions, Inc wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life. At Hearing Solutions, serving North Central Florida, we provide individual attention and personal service for your hearing healthcare needs. We specialize in digital hearing aid fittings.
Our products and services include:
- Many different models of brand name digital hearing aids, including Oticon, Starkey, Lyric and Phonak
- Hearing consultations with a Board Certified, Doctor of Audiology
- “Hearing Solutions” packages offer free service, free batteries
- Audiological assessment and hearing tests for adults, children and infants
- Thirty day trial period on all digital hearing aids
- Hearing aid repair & maintenance on ALL BRANDS
- Accessories include: assistive listening devices (ALDs), batteries and moisture reduction kits
- Loss and damage protection packages for all new hearing aids
7 Reasons to Visit
We believe that educated patients are our best patients.
We provide our patients with educational materials about hearing loss and the technology options available, to help you make informed choices about your hearing care.
Our expertise and variety of services mean you get the care you deserve.
Our hearing care providers have the skill set to develop a comprehensive better-hearing treatment plan that incorporates the most effective hearing treatment options.
Detailed audiometric testing means we address the specific nature of your unique hearing loss.
Our diagnostic examinations accurately determine what listening environments are particularly problematic for your lifestyle, and a treatment plan is developed specifically for your individual hearing needs.
State-of-the-art hearing aids optimize your ability to hear.
We work with the world’s best manufacturers, and we offer a complete lineup of the most technologically advanced hearing systems available anywhere.
We offer exact hearing aid fitting and programming to your satisfaction.
Armed with an accurate diagnosis, our providers cater to your hearing needs with technology that is comfortable to wear and offers unmatched clarity.
Exceptional follow-up care means you get ongoing, personalized customer service.
As part of our comprehensive better-hearing program, you’ll receive cleanings, free batteries, and hearing aid refittings when changes in hearing and lifestyle occur.
We absolutely love what we do!
We’re motivated by helping people reconnect with their families and loved ones through better hearing, and our passion for better hearing means you get the best experience — every time.
Dr. Griffin was born and raised in Lake City, FL. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree at Florida State University and her Doctorate at the University of Florida. She began her career at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL, then moved to Jacksonville, FL, where she worked with an Otolaryngology practice. Wishing to spread her wings, she managed the first Wal-Mart Hearing Center, in Jacksonville, and began to appreciate the value of owning her own practice. In June of 1998, Dr. Griffin returned to her roots (Lake City) and founded HEARING SOLUTIONS, INC.
Dr. Griffin truly loves her work because it allows her to play a part in solving communication problems caused by hearing loss, while getting to know her patients, their families, pets and vicariously enjoy the journey of life with them..
Cindy Thomas’ family moved to Lake City when she was three years old. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1982, and then worked at Lake Shore Hospital for nine years. She became a certified medical assistant in 1993. Cindy was the office manager of a muti-physician ENT surgical practice in Jacksonville for over nine years, prior to returning to Lake City and joining the team at Hearing Solutions, Inc. in 2001. Cindy then trained under the direction of Dr. Griffin and received her Hearing Aid Specialist license in 2002. As a Hearing Aid Specialist, she performs hearing evaluations and fits hearing aids. She is also responsible for the marketing and business management of the practice.
Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them to communicate better. At our practice we truly enjoy getting involved with our patients. They share such personal moments with us to help us live, laugh and learn to appreciate every day that we have with each other.
Dr. Pemba was born in Zimbabwe and came to the United States in 2000. He received his Bachelors from the University of Houston and his Doctorate from the University of Florida. Dr. Pemba started out as a Compensation and Pension Audiologist for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Pemba then worked for the Costco Hearing Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
“Coming from a culture where oral tradition is the primary vehicle for the transfer knowledge, art and ideas, I recognize the value of listening. As such, I place a special emphasis on understanding where the patient is coming from and then use that knowledge to help them plot a path towards optimal hearing whether it be through effective listening strategies, or via the use amplification.” Evans Pemba, Au.D.
At Hearing Solutions, we pride ourselves on fitting the highest-quality hearing aids available on the market today, expertly programmed to meet the demands of your lifestyle.
Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and styles — and are now more comfortable and easy to use than ever before. Learn more about what hearing aids are available and the full range of fitting styles.
Hearing Solutions has served Florida with offices in Dowling Park, Live Oak, and Lake City. We offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services.
"Have you ever felt like the world was passing you by? That was how I felt. Unable to hear is so demeaning. After hearing about Dr. Griffin from a neighbor of mine, I made an appointment. Dr. Griffin, Cindy and their staff gave me a brand new life. Hearing is great! It opened up new avenues. Thank you again for a new life."
"I’ve known Dr. Griffin since she was a little girl. Her father and I were co-workers at the USPS. My mother was having some problems with dizziness and roaring in her ears.
She administered a very extensive, painless non-invasive test in diagnosing and getting to the bottom of the reason for the dizziness by “process of elimination”.
If you or a loved one needs help with a hearing problem, I highly recommend Dr Debbie Griffin. On a scale of 1-20, she will easily tip the scale at 25. Dr. Griffin has so much compassion for her patients. When you visit her office you are made to feel like family. My mother is one of Dr. Griffins patients and she said she actually has fun when she has to go in . Debbie has a way with people like no doctor I have ever seen. She is someone you can trust with no reservations. Your comfort level is at a point where you don’t feel like you’re at a doctor’s office but at a friend’s home. Of course she can’t help it. That is just her sweet, humorous nature. She is very knowledgeable in her field. Thank God for Dr. Debra Griffin. “Kudos” to her entire staff."
"Hearing Solutions and Dr. Griffin have been a GOD send to me. They certainly had a challenge on their hands with my past ear history and surgery. I am so thrilled with my new hearing aid that I purchased from this office. Dr.Griffin and her staff are so knowledgeable about digital technology. My other hearing aid was analog from 1986. Since then no one had been able to get the fit correct. So, I am thrilled with my new digital… man was I living in the dark ages. Dr. Griffin made a custom ear piece that houses the receiver and boy does it fit like a glove. So KUDOS to Hearing Solutions staff and Dr. Griffin. With a team like this you can’t go wrong."
“The loving words of my granddaughters disappeared”. ”Their thoughts go away from me”. So I was sad. Dr. Debbie found a way for me to capture their precious words and be a better granddaddy. I did not want to miss out understanding the thrilling words and ideas from these girls. Two times I bought hearing aids which no longer did the trick for me. My hearing had gone downhill. Dr. Debbie mostly solved the communication problem with my wife, daughter, and my friends. I just couldn’t understand what they were saying. I know people who miss out on valuable parts of their lives because they just cannot get all the sounds they are meant to. Dr. Debbie helps solve that poor quality of life. NOW I CAN HEAR. That is money well spent."
"Dr. Debra Griffin and Cindy Thomas are the BEST! I have been seeing them for over 10 years now and cannot say enough good things about them because they are all true. First of all, they are HONEST. They will NOT sell you something you don't need. I need hearing aids and swore that my 90 year old mother needed them too. Mom had gone in for one of those "free" hearing exams at Audibel and they recommended hearing aids. I brought her to Dr. Griffin and after an extensive exam it was discovered my mom's hearing impairment was more about listening than hearing! She did NOT need hearing aids!
I am currently on my second pair of hearing aids from Hearing Solutions, Inc. They clean my aids regularly, provide me with batteries, wax guards and domes AT NO CHARGE! You are not a patient "