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Renee Vermillion graduated in 2005 from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in audiology. She became interested in audiology after seeing how her mother’s hearing difficulties affected her family relationships. She began her career in northeast Oklahoma working in an ENT practice with a group of four otolaryngologists. After 7 years she pursued an opportunity in the Kansas City area as the audiologist in charge of three hearing aid dispensing offices.
She specializes in the evaluation and non-medical treatment of hearing loss and has extensive training in hearing evaluation and rehabilitative audiology including hearing instrument dispensing and patient-centered counseling.
Read 5 verified patient reviews for HearingLife - Wichita Central! Their average review score is 4.4 () from 5 reviews.
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“My hearing aides are on order. I am very comfortable with my initial visit. The Receptionist and Doctor were accommodating and knowledgeable. I have confidence that my hearing needs have been taken care of well. I can't wait to get my hearing aides.”
“They provided me a loaner hearing aid, got me a new one within 1 day, and other new products. They were helpful and knowledgeable and fantastic customer service. I will be their repeat customer. Dana practices in a fair, honest, and ethical manner which is very much appreciated. She also is up to date on new products for hearing aids. Try her, you won't regret it. I know I'm glad I did!”
“She made my daughter feel comfortable.”
“Earcare appointment 26 March 2015 Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to visit with the doctor. We did meet her in passing and she seemed very nice. However, we cannot say the same for the office receptionist. We arrived very early for our appointment approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled time. A bit earlier than we intended, but the idea was to get there and take care of any initial paperwork that always needs done when you first visit a care provider. This is where it started to go poorly. When we arrived we were not checked in as was expected. We were instead escorted to the waiting room were we sat for the next 30 minutes. There was coffee and water available and the room was comfortable with the exception to the temperature which was at 66 degrees per the thermostat. The doctor was with a patient and left the examining room to go to the front office. This was our brief encounter with her. She greeted us and informed us she would be with us soon. She seemed very pleasant. She entered the office and we could over hear when she inquired about us and the receptionist responded that she had not yet checked us in. A few minutes pass and the receptionist enters the waiting room with a clipboard with paperwork. We are now more than 30 minutes into our experience and a few minutes past our scheduled appointment time. The receptionist sits in a chair next to us and begins to ask questions. I at this time inquired as to why we could not have completed this portion of the check in process when we first arrived. Her response was that the paperwork would not take very long and that your appointment time wasn’t until 10:30. I responded that it is normal to arrive a bit early to complete any needed paperwork prior to the appointment time. She then returned with “I didn’t ask you to come early”. My response at this time was to the effect of we won’t deal with people that don’t value our time or appear to want our business. There are other providers. We then left the office. How this should have gone is really simple and it is how it is done 99% of the time. We arrive early to our appointment. The front desk person checks us in and provides us with any necessary paperwork that you usually have on first time visits. We complete the documents, return them to the receptionist and sit in the waiting room until we are called. At this point the time between completing the check in process and the appointment time is on us. Waiting until after our scheduled appointment time to come and start the check in process is unacceptable. I did leave out one very important part. With exception to the patient in the examining room, the doctor and office personnel, we were the only other patient there. We could have been considerably more understanding if they were busy doing anything…at all. A 3 rating? We unfortunately didn’t get to experience everything Earcare had to offer and we didn’t feel it was fair to rate them poorly based on our experience with one person. We won’t say we would never do business with Earcare, but we will not be going to that office to be sure. ”
Received 03/02/2018Official Response from HearingLife - Wichita Central:“Dear James, this is Dana Brinkmeyer, licensed hearing instrument specialist and office manager, at EarCare, in central Wichita. We appreciate you giving us this feedback. Here at EarCare we take patient satisfaction and customer service very seriously and we are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have resolved the issue you encountered with training and discussion. Sometimes how we say something, can come across the wrong way, and we by no means meant to offend you or your wife. As we discussed in our subsequent conversation, we apologize that you and your wife were inconvenienced and we do hope that you'll let us make it up to you both, in the future.”
“They really care that you have a good experience getting use to the hearing aids. I had a problem with one of them, they kept working until the problem was resolved. I enjoy hearing better and knowing when there is a problem they will take care of it. Would recommend them to anyone having hearing issues. ”
About this hearing center
HearingLife is united behind one simple vision: Helping more people hear better. We are one of the largest groups of hearing care centers in the U.S. with more than 600 offices nationwide. With a results-oriented approach to hearing healthcare and experienced professionals to guide you, HearingLife tailors’ solutions to meet your individual needs. We use the latest hearing aid technology to ensure you get the best quality products that fit your lifestyle and budget. Client satisfaction and hearing care is our number one priority. Your hearing is our expertise.
Hearing care services
We offer complete services including:
- Hearing testing and evaluations
- Hearing aid sales and repairs
- Hearing aid fittings
- Hearing aid accessories
- Product demonstrations
- Batteries and supplies
Contact us for a complete list of all services provided at this location.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm |
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm |
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm |
|Thursday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm |
|Friday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm |
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details