Our Staff

Dr. Bailey Campbell, AuD.

Dr. Bailey Campbell, AuD.

Audiologist

Dr. Bailey Campbell earned her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Mississippi and went on to earn her Doctorate in Audiology from The University of South Alabama. Dr. Campbell enjoys connecting with her patients to better understand their hearing goals. She recently moved to Niceville, FL with her husband, Jake. On the weekends you can find them either on the water or spending time with their dog.

Kenneth A. Folsom

Kenneth A. Folsom

BC-HIS, ACA

Ken Folsom is an Audioprosthologist, NBC-HIS, ACA. Ken is originally from Tallahassee, Florida. Ken attended Godby High School and started working at Beltone in 1974. Ken began working in the hearing industry in 1974 and was drawn to the profession because his friends’ mom owned Beltone Hearing Aid Center. What Ken loves the most about saving hearing lives is that he the fact that he can help a patient hear again or hear even better. Ken focuses on changing lives in his everyday work with patients. Outside of saving hearing lives, Ken loves spending time with his family and fishing.

Bill Essex

Bill Essex

Hearing Aid Specialist

My goal is to continually improve my skills and help my patients with their hearing needs to the best of my ability. I will never get tired of the joy it brings me knowing that I helped someone with their hearing loss and improved not only their life but also their family members.

In my free time I love to play competitive tennis and won the Cape Coral men’s singles tournament.

Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

BC-HIS

Paul B. Lucas is a graduate of the University of Florida and a Hearing Aid Specialist who is also Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. While the NBC-HIS accreditation is not required to practice, coming from a family of school teachers instilled in him the value of maximizing his education, especially when that knowledge can benefit others.

Paul grew up in a family with hearing loss and the impact it had on him motivates his desire to assist others regain their quality of life and reconnect relationships to this day. Having been a hearing healthcare provider since 2009 and also working on the administrative side of the industry has given Paul a broad experience range which helps him work with his patients to find individualized treatment plans for their unique needs and lifestyles.

When not in the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his two children, wife, and Yellow Labrador. He is passionate about fishing, cars, and all things football.

Damian Ferrone

Damian Ferrone

BC-HIS

Damian Ferrone is a Board Certified, Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. Damian is originally from Wilkes-Barre PA and moved to Lakeland, Fl in 2003. Damian began working in the hearing industry in 2003 and was drawn to the profession because he loves working with people and improving their lives with better hearing.

What Damian loves most about saving hearing lives is the positive impact it has not only on the patients but their family and friends also. Damian strives to maintain the highest level of support and service in his everyday work with patients.

Hayley McCammon

Hayley McCammon

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Hayley McCammon is a HAS. Hayley is originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi and moved to Pace Fl. in 2006. Hayley attended Belhaven College and started working at Audibel Hearing Center Pensacola in 2016. Hayley began working in the medical field in 2000 and was drawn to the hearing industry because of the true impact made in every patients’ quality of life. What Hayley loves most about helping people hear is the long term relationships built with her patients and their families. Hayley strives to make a difference in each of her patients’ lives by providing excellent patient care. Outside of being a hearing professional, Hayley enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Kyle Orfield

Kyle Orfield

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Kyle Orfield is a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Kyle has been working in hearing healthcare since 2014. Kyle’s path to hearing healthcare was driven by his desire to passionately pursue a career that provides quality of life to patients daily. During that time, he has helped thousands of patients reconnect with the family, friends, and co-workers through better hearing. Having spent numerous years taking his grandmother to her medical appointments, Kyle believes that any journey to helping a patient begins by listening to their concerns with a servant’s heart. 

Outside of office, Kyle enjoys any activity that involves his two children.  

Charles Leslie White

Charles Leslie White

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Les White proudly serves as a Hearing Aid Specialist. Les is originally from south Alabama and moved to Gainesville, FL in 2011. Les started working in the US Hearing Solutions Chiefland office in 2009 and was drawn to the profession because of family members who suffered from hearing loss. 

What Les loves most about his work is seeing the improved quality of life that his patients experience. Les’s work is centered on building rapport and strong relationships with his patients in order to best understand their needs and hearing challenges.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Les enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor recreation.

Barett St. Germain

Barett St. Germain

Hearing Aid Specialist

Barett St. Germain has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. Before becoming a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist with Starkey, he spent most of his years as a hearing aid specialist in California and was a previous owner of a private practice. He enjoys personally counseling the patient on the best possible choices in current hearing aid technology, while striving to consistently improve on the patient’s lifestyle communication needs. Truly taking the time and utilizing the care it takes to achieve these goals is what guides him to work each day.

Barett served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier during his 4 years of service. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a major in Communications.

Barett is happily married and a proud father of an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. When Barett is out of the office he enjoys spending time at the beautiful Florida beaches, site seeing and traveling with his family.

Gina Ruccione, HAS/HIS

Gina Ruccione, HAS/HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist/Hearing Aid Specialist

Gina Ruccione is a HAS/HIS originally from Queens, NY. And moved to Florida in June of 2010. Gina earned her BA in science and started working at Audibel in the Tampa Bay area where she started working in the hearing industry of October 2015. She was drawn to the profession by a friend who she always admired, and who seemed so happy to help people in a truly positive way that impacted their lives for the better.

What Gina loves most about saving hearing lives is she knows the patients are having a much better quality of life being able to hear and understand those about them, whether they are family, friends, doctors, or the cashier at the store. She knows she makes a big difference in the hearing health of her patients. Gina strives to be and the best for her patients and goes the extra mile. She focuses on patient satisfaction with the instruments and customer service in her everyday work.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Gina loves hobbies such as bodybuilding, tennis, and pickleball.

Yoelkis Valdes, HAS

Yoelkis Valdes, HAS

Hearing Aid Specialist

Yoelkis Valdes is a Florida licensed hearing aid specialist. Yoelkis was born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean island of Cuba, where she graduated as a Licensed Nurse just before coming to the USA in 1995. After learning a new language in 1999, she became a Hearing Instrument Specialist.

Yoelkis has improved her knowledge and skills working with ENT Doctors and Audiologists over the years and enjoys helping hearing impaired patients to improve their quality of life. She loves spending time with family, outdoor activities and traveling.

Tonya Hill

Tonya Hill

Audio Tech

Bio coming soon.

Amy Lintz

Amy Lintz

Regional Manager

Amy Lintz joined Starkey HearCare in 2018 as a Regional Administrative Manager. In July of 2020 I was promoted to Regional Manager of South Florida. Connecting people back to their world is a passion of mine as I love seeing the smiles on patients faces when they are able to hear their spouses again. I enjoy helping our employees provide exceptional customer service, teaching and guiding them to help save hearing lives.

In 2020 I have begun schooling to become a Hearing Instrument Specialist to perfect my craft and personally reconnect more people to their worlds. I look forward to meeting you in our offices!

In my free time I love spending time on the soccer fields with my two boys and traveling the state of Florida visiting new state parks and amusement parks.

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Customer Reviews

Ken was awesome, and when I can afford them this where we will buy them. Do you have a payment plan?.

Walter Dement, on Google

Ken was very knowledgeable and very honest was very pleased he didn’t try to sell me expensive hearing aids that weren’t needed thank you

Bob Ruf, on Google

Ken is the best. He’s very knowledgeable and always courteous and professional.

Geri Smith, on Google

I’ve been getting my hearing aide services from Ken Folsom at US Hearing since my first aides in 2018. Ken has always given friendly professional service. I feel like we’ve become friends over the years and every visit is like two buddies getting together…just with one checking out the other’s...

Don S, on Google

I had hearing aids but needed a local office to evaluate and adjust them. Mr. Ken took me into his office, cleaned mine up, gave me a quick test and reprogram my hearing aid's for my needs. I'm very happy with U.S. Hearing Solutions and made them my primary hearing...

Madie Guinn, on Google

Very efficient and friendly, calls me by my name

WANDA JOHNSON, on Google

April Whitney is helpful and knowledgeable and so nice -- she makes the visits to the Office very pleasant. Linda, at the front desk, is also pleasant and personable, working hard to accommodate us in making appointments because we have to drive about 50 miles to get to the Office...

The Rev. John Wesley, on Google

I was treated with respect professionalism patience and caring concern from the time I arrived for my appointment until the time I left with both the receptionist and the hearing instrument specialist. I would highly recommend this professional business to all that would ask and to all I volunteer the...

Cynthia Bond, on Google

The folks here are always great! Caring & friendly!

Teri Wenz, on Google

Great customer service!! April and Marissa are great to deal with!! Very helpful!! I have been coming here for 5 years!

Jackie Crews, on Google

Very informative enjoyed the visit very much took very good care of us I would recommend him .

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