Hearing Center Re-Opens
Hearing impaired clients, hearing specialists, hearing advocates and special guests joined the staff of the Brentwood Hearing Center today to observe its recent re-opening. The event celebrated a revised office layout and gave clients the opportunity to preview some of the new age hearing technologies on the market today.
Three long-time patients of the Center - Jared Austin, Brea Cox and Rich Smith, all with severe hearing problems that had been helped by the Center - cut the ribbon to the revised facility.
"We're excited about our modified office and believe it will help us provide a much better patient experience," said Ronnie Boling, business manager for the Center. "But more importantly, we wanted to celebrate the patients we've had for 25 years and the great stories many tell about how much richer their lives are because of the hearing technology advances we can offer. Their testimonies dramatically emphasize how important maintaining good hearing is to a quality of life."
First opened in 1986, the Brentwood Hearing Center has helped more than 10,000 patients from throughout the Middle Tennessee address a myriad of hearing problems. Issues such as mild-to-severe hearing losses and permanent cochlear/nerve losses have been more easily solved with the help of new hearing aid technologies.
"Some of today's innovations include precise, multiple-channel digital programming so patients can overcome losses at all pitch levels, filters than can help the user focus on one voice in a terribly noisy room and Bluetooth devices that enhance cell phone, TV, music listening in all types of hearing situations," Boling said. "It's to the point that few should have to suffer a lack of hearing in today's world."
The Center is lead by two audiologists, Tania Williams, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, and Anne Boling, M.Ed., CCC-A. Both worked for Ann B. Sitton, the audiologist who founded the Center more than 25 years ago, and herself worked in the field for 50 years. Sitton sold the practice to the two audiologists late last year.
Williams graduated in 1988 with a master's degree in audiology from Memphis State University and worked at a rehabilitation center in Abilene, TX and in private audiology practices in both Amarillo, TX and Atlanta, GA before joining the Brentwood facility in 1999. Boling graduated in 1981 with a M.Ed. degree in audiology from the University of Georgia and has worked in both Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) practices and private practice audiology clinics for 22 years. She joined the Brentwood staff in 2005.
Boling's husband, Ronnie, who spent 25 years in the Nashville banking industry, is business manager and leads a staff that includes Sharon Ramsey, patient representative, and Vickie Giles, insurance/patient accounts administrator.
About Brentwood Hearing Center
Brentwood Hearing Center uses the latest technology and audiology research to provide professional and compassionate audiology care to the hearing impaired and their families throughout Middle Tennessee. For more information: www.brentwoodhearingcenter.com or (615) 377-0420.