Kassandra Smythe, HAS
Kassandra Smythe, is the Hearing Specialist at The Center for Hearing Improvement at The Eye Institute. She has been a hearing professional since 2007. As a Hearing Aid Specialist, she has extensive experience as a clinician, patient educator, consultant and administrator, and the focus of her practice is improving the lives of those with adult hearing loss.
Kassandra specializes in assisting her patients with hearing challenges by recommending assistive listening devices, teaching optimal methods to improve functional hearing, and helping patients improve their quality of life through the fitting and adjustment of quality hearing devices. Kassandra strongly agrees with The American Medical Association’s that everyone over the age of 50 should have a baseline hearing screening followed by annual hearing evaluations.
Kassandra has earned certifications from the Florida Department of Health by obtaining State Licensure as a Hearing Aid Specialist. She is also bilingual and is able to communicate effectively with our Hispanic community.
Her professional interests include hearing aid amplification, the management of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), sound-field amplification and the prevention of noise induced hearing loss.
Kassandra is passionate about providing the highest quality of patient care and is committed to enhancing the lives of her patients through compassion, education and advanced hearing solutions.
Although Kassandra is passionate about caring for her patients, her deepest love comes from being a mom. In 2003 Kassandra and her soon-to-be husband began their journey with a foundation of faith, love, and loyalty. “In 2008 we were blessed with our first child,” Kassandra mentions, “A little girl we decided to call Isabel and in 2011 our little Evan came around….our boy and girl!” Kassandra and her family love going to the movies, the beach, family trips, playing outside in their backyard with their two dogs and living life to its fullest. Above all things they enjoy being silly, “our house is always filled with laughter because we are always trying to make someone laugh!” Kassandra strongly believes that a smile can go a long way, especially when it’s followed with laughter.
Kassandra’s personal philosophy on patient care:
“I believe the best patient care stems from a foundation of honesty and respect for the patient’s personal needs and working together as a team to create an effective care plan with successful outcomes. I’ve always felt that if I can make a difference in someone’s life in some small way, we all can. I enjoy keeping people in contact with the sounds they love. Sounds such as my children laughing, rain falling and ocean waves are some of my favorites and I believe everyone should be able to experience them first hand and not only as a memory. One of the first signs of hearing loss is isolation. “We are not put on this earth to be isolated from people; each of us can make a positive difference in our own lives as well as the lives of others.”