Dr. Harrell earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Radford University with an internship at North Carolina Baptist hospital. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Harrell moved to the New River Valley from New York where he served as professor of Audiology at the State University of New York–New Paltz. He served as assistant professor of Audiology at Radford University from 1994 to 2000 and founded The Hearing Clinic, Inc. in 1995. In 2000 the Audiology department at Lewis-Gale clinic was purchased and became part of The Hearing Cinic, Inc.
Dr. Harrell served on the Virginia Department of Health task force for infant hearing screening and was one of the authors of the original protocol for universal infant hearing screening in Virginia. His academic research interests included central auditory processing and Otoacoustic emissions for which he has presented numerous lectures. He has been an invited speaker for various national conferences and organizations and is a contributing author to The Handbook of Clinical Audiology’s fifth edition.
Dr. Harrell’s personal interests include skiing and cycling.
Jeff Akers earned his B.S. and M.S. from Radford University. His first audiology position was in Charlottle, NC where he worked with both otolaryngologists and rehabilitation centers. In 2000 he joined The Hearing Clinic to serve as Director of Audiology for the office at Lewis-Gale Clinic in Salem, VA.
His current professional interests included vestibular evaluation for patients with dizziness and vertigo as well as providing advanced hearing aid technology to patients with hearing loss.
A native of Floyd County, he has enjoyed his return to the mountains of southwest Virginia. His personal interests include golf and horseback riding. Additionally, he also happens to be an accomplished third-generation stone mason for which his friends frequently take advantage.
Regina Talbert earned her Master's degree in Audiology from Radford University and completed an extensive internship at the Medical College of Virginia. She was bestowed Radford University’s Best Research Thesis Award.
Her previous work experience included tenures at North Carolina Eye and Ear Hospital in Durham, NC and Wake Forest University / N.C. Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. She specializes in diagnositics and hearing aid dispensing.
Her personal interests include watersports, bicycling, and reading.
Dr. Merrifield earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 2009. She then traveled to Ohio State University where she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2013. In 2011 she was the first recipient of the “Richard Gans Scholarship in Vestibular Science” award. Dr. Merrifield completed her 4th-year Audiology Externship at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee where she focused on audiologic rehabilitation and tinnitus counseling in the Veteran population. Dr. Merrifield’s professional interests include tinnitus assessment and counseling, pediatric audiology including assessment of central auditory processing, as well as vestibular evaluation. In May of 2013, Dr. Merrifield joined The Hearing Clinic, Inc in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The Hearing Clinic team is dedicated to helping people hear better using the latest digital hearing aids on the market. We provide exceptional service to our patients from start to finish. If a hearing aid is needed, we will evaluate your hearing loss and lifestyle so we can provide you with the best hearing technology to meet your needs.
We have convenient locations in Blacksburg, Chistiansburg and Salem:
The Hearing Clinic – Blacksburg, VA
Hearing aids and audiological services
820 University City Blvd Suite 6
Blacksburg, VA 24060
We will be moving down the road in June to the following location:
920 Plantation Road Suite 104 Blacksburg VA 24060
The Hearing Clinic – Christiansburg, VA
Audiologic services for E.N.T offices
2955 Market Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
The Hearing Clinic – Salem, VA
Hearing aids and audiological services
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA 24153
The Hearing Clinic --Radford, VA
106 Wadsworth Street Radford VA 24141
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment so we can help you.
The Hearing Clinic is your AudigyCertified source for quality hearing services including:
Hearing aids - We carry only the highest-quality hearing aids from the best manufacturers
Hearing aid service, programming, fitting, cleaning, checks, maintenance and service, dispensing
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) evaluation and treatments
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Hearing Screenings for infants
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|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Friday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
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