Delaware Speech & Hearing Center

"Improving communication in central Ohio for over 50 years"
(4 Reviews)
Call: (740) 513-2603
494 W Central Ave Delaware, OH 43015

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Joan Hazlett


Joan received her Master of Arts in Audiology in 1987 from the University of Akron. After graduation she spent part of her clinical fellowship year at a community speech and hearing center in NE Ohio, finishing her year providing services in and ENT physician's office. After 7 years at Children's Hospital in Akron, she moved to central Ohio and joined the center in July, 1997. She enjoys working with both children and adults, and has earned three continuing education awards from the American Academy of Audiology since joining the center. Look for her periodic contributions in the Council Communicator highlighting hearing healthcare issues for seniors. Joan has earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice Audiology in Ohio.

Debra Weisleder


Debra received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa, Master of Science from the University of Arizona, and Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida.  Debra earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  She has been a practicing audiologist for nearly 30 years in a variety of settings including University, ENT clinic, pediatric hospital, public school, and private practice.  She joined DSHC in 2011.  Debra has friends and family members with significant hearing loss and brings a personal understanding of the challenges facing the communication partner and their family.

Kelly Young


Kelly earned her Doctorate of Audiology in 2012 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has previously worked in private practice as well as an ENT office serving pediatric and adult patients. Kelly is a licensed audiologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Clinic reviews

Read 4 verified patient reviews for Delaware Speech & Hearing Center! Their average review score is 4.75 () from 4 reviews.

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“She was very relaxed and gave me a lot of information on options. ”

of Powell, OH   
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5 out of 5 1.

“I brought my mom here for a hearing test. We got in quickly. She did the test then she took some time discussing the results. There was one thing that I didn't like. I didn't like the fact that when I asked questions about pricing, I asked her if she had some kind of material that she could give me on that and she said no they don't had out material on that. So that makes it really hard for me to do any kind of comparison. And we still haven't made any decisions on the hearing aids. The whole point was to get her hearing tested, seeing how that is and then find hearing aids. So because we chose that particular place to get her hearing checked, they would be the first place to look for hearing aids. But it's kind of hard for me, I couldn't write it down, I had to try to remember it. They didn't have any papers telling me pricing or their policies as far if the hearing aids don't work out, do they give a refund or how much of a refund, or any of that procedure. So that really bothered me, that was a big problem with me.”

of Marion, OH   
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4 out of 5 1.

“She was very knowledgeable yet easy to talk too. ”

of Delaware, OH   
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5 out of 5 1.

“They paid attention to his ears and they knew what they were doing. ”

of Marion, OH   
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5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

The Delaware Speech and Hearing Center is the only local Agency that has consistently met the standards set forth by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1959. They are licensed to provide a full range of speech pathology and Audiology services including the identification, assessment and treatment of speech, language, hearing and balancing disorders. The Delaware Speech and Hearing Center is a non-profit United Way Agency that is governed by a Board of Directors. Each year the Center delivers more than 16,000 half-hour units of service to individuals with speech, language, hearing, balancing and swallowing disorders.

We have 3 locations to choose from:

Main Office
494 W. Central Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015

Delaware Speech and Hearing at Grady Memorial Hospital
561 W. Central Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015

Delaware Speech and Hearing in Powell
3940 N. Hampton
Powell, OH 43065

Clinic services

  • Hearing evaluations for infants, pediatrics and adults
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing aid fitting and programming
  • Hearing aid service and repair
  • Batteries
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Hearing protection

Call this clinic today!

(740) 513-2603

Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financial aid
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details