Hearing care retailer HearUSA announced the opening of a “Hearing Center of the Future” in Huntington Beach, California, which joins a growing network of existing HearUSA Hearing Centers of the Future in California, Texas, and Florida.

The new hearing care centers are part of a multi-year plan to roll out new centers across the country—expanding access to hearing care for the estimated 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, according to HearUSA.

The new Huntington Beach center features a consumer-friendly environment where clients can explore prescription hearing aids from leading brands like Widex and Signia, as well as over the counter (OTC) hearing aid solutions from Sony, the company says. They can also receive a complimentary hearing evaluation, experience simulated hearing environments, and test various hearing aids with guidance from licensed Hearing Care Professionals (HCPs). 

Also included with this opening is a HearUSA HearAcademy Learning Center, only the second in the country, where current HCPs can receive ongoing training to stay up to date with advances in hearing care technology and services, ensuring HearUSA clients always receive Simply Excellent Hearing Care at all centers nationwide. The first HearAcademy Learning Center opened in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida earlier this year.  

The HearAcademy Learning Center also serves as a training ground for participants in the HearUSA Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) Apprentice Program, which empowers apprentices to get the education and clinical experience they need to become licensed Hearing Instrument Specialists. 

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“HearUSA HCPs are ready to provide Southern California residents with the highest possible quality of professional hearing care in a new, client-friendly environment that empowers them to take the first step on the life-changing journey toward better hearing,” says Nick Mengerink, president of HearUSA. “At the same time, our HearAcademy Learning Center enables us to  enhance our professional development initiatives, while being more convenient for current and prospective HCPs living on the West Coast.”

All HearUSA Hearing Centers of the Future feature a new design concept that is modern, innovative, welcoming, and engaging; open spaces and product displays; key touchpoints that include a welcome hub, solutions wall, as well as calming and professional consultation rooms, the company says.

“With the opening of this new Hearing Center of the Future in Huntington Beach, our local HCPs are equipped with a complete portfolio of the world’s best diagnostic tools, hearing aid solutions, and financing options for all area residents, across all levels of hearing loss and budget,” HCP Vanessa Espinoza says. “If you live in this great community and need a hearing aid, HearUSA can help you — guaranteed.”