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Kayla Wilkins,


Dr. Kayla Wilkins is the owner and operator of Aspire Hearing and Balance. Dr. Wilkins is passionate and dedicated to providing her patients, their families, and the Lakeland community and surrounding areas with the highest quality hearing healthcare. Dr. Wilkins motto is to treat everyone that walks through her door like family with concierge, superior service and care. She was awarded her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. Dr. Wilkins completed her clinical residency at Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center in Tampa, FL. Upon graduation, Dr. Wilkins joined the team at Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center where she continued to work for four more years with world-class otologist, neurotologist, and skull based surgeons. She has received a comprehensive education in the areas of assessment and treatment of all populations with hearing and balance issues. Dr. Wilkins is trained in the areas of comprehensive audiological evaluations for patients of all ages, advanced hearing technology, osseointegrated (bone-anchored) hearing devices, electrophysiology (including electrocochleography, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, and auditory brainstem response), videonystagmography, cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, and post-cochlear implant programming. She works with all three cochlear implant companies: Advanced Bionics, Med-El Corporation and Cochlear Americas. She also has experience performing canalith repositioning maneuvers. Dr. Wilkins is a licensed audiologist in the state of Florida and is the only Board-Certified cochlear implant audiologist in Lakeland. Dr. Wilkins received board certification through the American Board of Audiology (ABA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). Raised in Plant City, FL, she is married and has one little boy, Colton. She is a big dog lover and has a fur baby Corgi named Tucker. She enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, and cheering on her USF Bulls in football. Dr. Wilkins clinical interests include advanced hearing aid technology, cochlear implants, and bone-anchored hearing devices.


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Read 32 verified patient reviews for Aspire Hearing & Balance! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 32 reviews.

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“Dr. Wilkins is my very favorite Dr. I have been a patient for many years starting in Tampa and following her to Lakeland, and I will follow her if she every relocates again. She and her staff are always friendly, compassionate and really goes above and beyond. I am very blessed to be a patient of Aspire Hearing & Balance, which I highly recommend. ”

of Lakeland, FL   
09/13/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Dr. Wilkins is excellent, intelligent, and very knowledgeable. She is compassionate and is a wonderful communicator. She easily guides you through choices and issues. She explains details in a clear and concise manner. ”

of Lakeland, FL   
07/13/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Beyond Thorough, Friendly and Professional. From the great Staff to the very knowledgeable Dr. Kayla Wilkins, (a protégé of Dr. Loren Bartels, Tampa) you can not find better Hearing & Balance Care. The Plant City office is a pleasure to deal with and the location is a traffic free drive. ”

of Valrico, FL   
06/14/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“They are wonderful to work with. Explained the tests, results, and options. They have a patient from now on.”

of Plant City, FL   
05/24/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Dr. Wilkins is a wonderful caring provider. She provides the best patient care and will always take her time to break down your treatment plan to make it easy to understand. She definitely cares about her patients. Her staff is always friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Wilkins for your hearing needs.”

of Wauchula, FL   
05/21/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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Clinic details

On behalf of the audiologist and staff at Aspire Hearing and Balance, we welcome you to our practice!

Selecting a qualified hearing healthcare provider is one of the most important keys to your success. Proper treatment such as hearing aid recommendations and fittings or cochlear implant mapping visits are highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting and/or providing your treatment option. Furthermore, you will be developing a long-term relationship with this professional and practice, just as you do your other doctors or dentist.

At Aspire Hearing and Balance, we are dedicated to serving our patients. We specialize in identifying, diagnosing and treating hearing and balance disorders in our state-of-the-art facility. Our goal is to help you hear your best because your life is worth hearing. We provide expert, exemplary service and personalized care, taking into consideration your specific hearing needs, lifestyle and budget. We are firm believers in the importance of educating our patients on how to protect their hearing and how to make informed decisions about their hearing health. Whether you need hearing testing, hearing aids, or hearing protection, we are your hearing doctor.

Hearing care services

  • Hearing testing
  • Hearing aids
  • Other hearing loss treatments
  • Hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, repair and accessories
  • Balance testing and treatment
  • Tinnitus treatment


Hours of operation

Monday8:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 4 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4 pm
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

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Accepted forms of payment

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
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  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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