Chears Audiology

2639 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Kim Fishman


Dr. Kim Fishman is a licensed audiologist who has over two decades experience helping people achieve healthy hearing.  She earned a master’s degree in audiology from San Diego State University as well as completing two and half years in a doctoral program at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Fishman’s experience in audiology stems from working in several clinical settings including the House Ear Clinic and Institute in Los Angeles.  Her specialties are fitting, programming and troubleshooting hearing aids of all kinds. 

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“When my niece was 13, about 18 years ago, she came to visit me. She was very soft spoken, and too young to fully understand that I had hearing loss. She tired of repeating herself, and seemed to believe that I was yet another adult who did not care to understand a young person's thinking. I feel that, even to this day, I do not have as strong a bond as I could have with my only niece due to that communication problem all those years ago. That experience sent me to audiology, because I actually did want to know what she said. As I had no referral, I simply picked an audiologist out of my insurance provider book. After 2 hearing aids, each reprogrammed more than once, I gave up. I could eavesdrop on other people's conversations with greater ease, but was no better at catching the words of my companions in a noisy environment. I met Kim unexpectedly at a street fair last summer, and was drawn to the empty chair she had in the shade on a hot day. As we talked, I realized that I liked her as a person. Then I told her about my increasing hearing loss. She confirmed that not all audiologists are equally skilled. It is too long ago now to know what caused the failure of my first attempt to correct my hearing, but I judged her to be honest, so I asked directly "Well, are you a good audiologist?" She laughed "Actually I am." One very nice service they offered me was a pair of trial aids for $50/week, simply to see if I would actually like and use hearing aids. I could have returned then with a "no" and not have spent thousands on aids that would sit in a drawer. But, as I decided that I did want aids, I gave back the test pair, and the money I had paid was credited towards the aids I purchased. Now, 3 weeks with my new aids, I am very happy with my rediscovered ability to hear, and with the kindness with which the entire staff at Chears treats me. I would recommend this clinic to anyone.”

of Minneapolis, MN   
01/11/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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About this hearing center

Chears Audiology is a privately owned and operated hearing care center. They provide complete hearing care services that include not only a medical component in diagnosing and monitoring hearing loss but also rehabilitative components of living with a hearing loss.  Our highly trained and experienced Audiologists offer the most advanced hearing aids and assistive devices, social and aural therapy as well as auditory processing therapy.

Hearing care services

Our services include the following:

  • comprehensive hearing testing and evaluations
  • hearing aids
  • hearing aid fittings to ensure proper amplification
  • hearing aid accessories
  • hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs
  • hearing aid batteries
  • assistive listening devices
  • tinnitus
  • service packages available - see our website 


Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.