PhD, FAAA, Founder
Licensed doctor of audiology Richard Harrell earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Radford University and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He was a professor of audiology at Radford University from 1994 to 2000 and founded The Hearing Clinic, Inc. in 1995.
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. He has been a presenter for various national conferences and organizations and is a contributing author to The Handbook of Clinical Audiology’s fifth edition. Outside of the office, he enjoys skiing and cycling.
Licensed audiologist Jeff Akers earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Radford University. He has been a part of the team at The Hearing Clinic since 2000. He specializes in vestibular evaluation for patients with dizziness and vertigo as well as providing advanced hearing aid technology to patients with hearing loss. Jeff is a native of Floyd County and has enjoyed his return to the area, where he likes to spend time with outdoor hobbies such as golf and horseback riding.
Experienced audiologist Regina Talbert earned her master's degree from Radford University and was bestowed the university’s Best Research Thesis Award. Her specialties include diagnostics and hearing aid dispensing. When she's not working, she likes to spend time doing sports, bicycling and reading.
Licensed doctor of audiology Megan Avey earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and her doctorate from Purdue University. She has experience in private ENT and otology clinics and specializes in vestibular evaluation, pediatric diagnostics and hearing aid dispensing. A native of Iowa, Dr. Avey and her husband enjoy rooting on the Hawkeyes.
Experienced audiologist Carrie Miller earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Radford University. She has extensive experience testing and fitting aids for children. Outside of the office she enjoys hiking and camping with her children, trail running and reading.
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“Dr. Harrell was excellent in his evaluation, information, and personalizing the results very specific to my case. I requested an appointment with him two weeks after Ms. Talbert did my hearing tests, provided little information, did not explain contradictory results, told me I should buy the most expensive aids I could afford, told me getting one aid would not be reasonable even though one ear was normal, and said I would have brain degeneration if the loss in one ear was not treated. Dr. Harrell on the other hand explained that aids at this time would not appreciably improve mild high frequency hearing loss in one ear. He was comprehensive, thoughtful, interested in my perceptions of my hearing and professional. ”
“I liked that she was careful and she answered my questions. ”
“I liked that he was very friendly to me. ”
“I’ve been suffering with tinnitus for over two years. With the help of my PCP I went thru numerous diagnostic studies along with office visits to several specialists. Thru the months since the onset I’ve tried everything from hypnosis to acupuncture with no relief from the excruciating noise inside my head. Several months ago I received a flyer from The Hearing Clinic announcing an addition to their staff (Dr. Mason) specializing in treating tinnitus. This was exciting news for me and I couldn’t wait to make an appointment to discuss possible treatments for this horrific condition. I met with her twice and although she didn’t have a miracle cure or would offer false hope, she did listen and offer some very astute advice. She was able to present a better understanding of how to cope with tinnitus. Dr. Mason helped me tremendously by listening and caring. It was exciting and refreshing to meet with someone that’s dedicating their professional life to treating and working toward a solution to tinnitus. She freely shared her knowledge and information and helped me to explore several avenues to begin managing my tinnitus. There’s not a cure for this condition and I still have many very bad days, but there are good days too. Thanks to Dr. Mason I treasure these days and have learned “not to go looking for the noise” when the level has somewhat abated. It was comforting to meet and to discuss my condition with a professional that understood how debilitating and life altering acute and chronic tinnitus can be. I would encourage anyone with tinnitus to meet with Dr. Mason as soon as possible. I also feel confident that if any additional treatment or other viable relief options become available, that Dr. Mason will again champion and share any information with me immediately. ”
“I liked how they were very thorough. ”
The Hearing Clinic, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Dr. Richard Harrell and in 2010 we joined Audigy Group. As an AudigyCertified™ practice, we continue to work to provide comprehensive hearing and tinnitus services that enhance our core values of exceptional service, excellent technology and expert advice. Our mission is to offer the highest level of audiological care to Central and Southwestern Virginia and we specialize in experienced staff and state-of-the-art technology, treatment, and counseling options.
We have 3 locations that are accepting new patients.
The Hearing Clinic – Blacksburg, VA
Audiology services and hearing aids
920 Plantation Road Suite 104
Blacksburg VA 24060
The Hearing Clinic – Salem, VA
Hearing aids and audiology services
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA 24153
The Hearing Clinic --Blacksburg, VA
Audiology services and hearing aids for current, new and ENT patients
830 Davis Street Suite 2
Blacksburg VA 24060
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment so we can help you.
Hearing care services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide expert hearing care services to people of all ages, including the following:
- Comprehensive hearing testing
- ENG test (electronystagmogram)
- Tinnitus evaluation and treatment
- Dispensing of digital hearing aids
- Hearing aid cleaning, checks and maintenance service
- Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
- Hearing screening for infants
Hours of operation
|Monday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details