The Hearing Clinic Inc - Salem

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1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153

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Jeff Akers


Licensed audiologist Jeff Akers earned both 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.

Regina Talbert


Licensed audiologist Regina Talbert is a graduate of Radford University. She completed an extensive internship at the Medical College of Virginia prior to receiving her Master’s degree in Audiology. Upon receiving her degree 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 outdoor pursuits and reading

Richard Harrell


Licensed doctor of audiology Richard 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.

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“He listened and communicated very well. Listened to my information then communicated back to me what I was looking for.”

of Roanoke, VA   
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About this clinic

The Hearing Clinic, Inc. was founded by Dr. Richard Harrell  in 1995 after he moved to the area to serve as assistant professor of audiology at Radford University. In 1997, we entered a business relationship providing hearing services for Dr. Aaron Prussin, ENT, in Christiansburg, Virginia, that continues today. The practice expanded in 2000, acquiring the audiology department from Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. Jeff Akers, M.S., returned to Virginia to act as director of the Salem Clinic. Regina Talbert, M.A., brought her many years of experience to our offices. Along with Dr. Seth Palmer, ENT, we provide comprehensive hearing services. In 2013, Dr. Ashley Mason, Au.D., joined the practice with expertise in tinnitus and balance disorders. She has established the new tinnitus treatment program with state-of-the-art technology, treatment, and counseling options. 

Clinic services

The Hearing Clinic is your Audigy-Certified source for quality hearing care services including:

  • Hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
  • Hearing aid maintenance, checks, cleaning, service and repairs
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Custom earplugs
  • Infant hearing screenings

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Hours of operation

Monday Open by appt.
Tuesday Open by appt.
Wednesday Open by appt.
Thursday Open by appt.
Friday Open by appt.

Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details