Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton

Open now by appointment! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
431 S Main St Suite 6 Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 395-1872

A message from Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton about COVID-19:

We are NOW OPEN by appointment only. We are not accepting walk-ins at this time. We are taking every step possible to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff throughout the current COVID-19 outbreak. We are continuously monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and following the guidelines form this agency and our local health departments.


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Craig Schlumbohm,

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Craig has been involved in healthcare for more than 40 years. First, during his eight years as an active duty Navy Corpsman, he learned the fundamentals of patient care, acquired his education, and served in various capacities at the naval hospitals in Portsmouth Virginia and Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. Craig studied at the Naval School of Health Sciences in Tidewater, VA, George Washington University and Southern Illinois University. Upon leaving the Navy, he continued his education and passion for patient care while working as a Radiology Technologist and Chief MRI Technologist in Jacksonville, FL. Craig's passion for knowledge and his compassion for all people led him to serve in various capacities in medical and civic settings.

Now, for the past 11 years, Craig has served Burke, Rutherford, and McDowell counties as a highly skilled Hearing Instrument Specialist.  It is his greatest pleasure to apply his extensive skills and knowledge to the assessment, consultation, treatment and care of people with hearing loss. Craig serves his specialty as the current Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Hearing Care Professionals and previously served two years as the Secretary of that organization.

Craig and his wife, Jeanne love spending time with friends at various local music venues and local vineyards where they enjoy the full experience of the excellent wines produced here in their beloved foothills of North Carolina. They live in the middle of twelve acres set between Valdese and Morganton where they enjoy entertaining friends, family, and the loving, exasperation of three springer spaniels.

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Read 21 verified patient reviews for Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton! Their average review score is 5 () from 21 reviews.

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“I have been enjoying the service at Mountain Ear for a few years. Very friendly and helpful. I just received a new set of hearing aids. Very helpful helping me to adjust to them. I would strongly recommend them in your needs. ”

Dewey W. of Forest City, NC   
02/24/2022    Review submitted online

“When you are very, very, very old, time goes by very fast, so my memory may not be too accurate. But with a borrowed hearing aid in hand, I met our Mr. Craig. From that moment, he gently brought me to the stage I am at now, there is no, "what did you say" to the fact that I can hear the cat meow, I thought it was mute. His practice is everything all of you have said it is, and much more. He is caring, professional, trusting, and all of the adjectives praising this man for his regard for his patients and practice is true. Bless you M'dear. ”

Liz N. of Columbus, NC   
02/05/2022    Review submitted online

“They made my visit very easy, they were very professional ,I didn't realize I needed hearing aids till I was tested I didn't realize what I had been missing, the Dr. made me feel at ease during the whole process, I would refer this office to everyone, thank you Mountain Ear”

Katherine S. of Rutherfordton, NC   
02/03/2022    Review submitted online

“The whole experience was great. The hearing aides are doing well, the staff were professional, the information I received was complete. I had no questions for Craig, it was all laid out in straight forward language I could understand. He covered everything. In short I can hear again, and I have Mountain Ear to thank for that.”

Edward J. of Rutherfordton, NC   
02/02/2022    Review submitted online

“Very professional and helpful. Thank you for helping me with my hearing problems!”

David B. of Bostic, NC   
11/04/2021    Review submitted online

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Clinic details

Our dedicated, caring and professional team at Mountain-ear Hearing Associates wants to enhance each patient's quality of life through better hearing. We offer complete audiology and hearing aid services and we'll give you individualized attention to determine the solutions that best meet your needs with consideration to your expectations, lifestyle and budget. Our Rutherfordton office location offers open hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 5pm and appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

We offer several locations in North Carolina, find one nearest you!

15 Jane Jacobs Road  Suite #202 Black Mountain, NC  28711

2730 Georgia Road Franklin, NC  28734

406 W Fleming Drive  Suite B Morganton, NC  20655

33 W Marshall Street Waynesville, NC  28786

1217-F NC Highway 16 Conover, NC  28613

190 Hospital Drive  Highlands, NC  28741

431 S Main Street  Suite #6 Rutherfordton, NC  28139

Hearing care services

Our services and products include:

  • comprehensive hearing assesments
  • explanation of your results and recommendations
  • hearing aid access to all the major manufacturers
  • 30 day trial period to ensure satisfaction
  • hearing aid services, cleanings, repairs and maintenance
  • custom products, earmolds and assistive listening devices
  • batteries
  • earwax management


(828) 395-1872

Hours of operation

Monday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Tuesday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Wednesday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Thursday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment

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Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Black Mountain
15 Jane Jacobs Rd Ste 202
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Conover
1217F NC Highway 16
Conover, NC 28613

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Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Waynesville
33 W Marshall St
Waynesville, NC 28786

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Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Highlands
209 Hospital Dr Ste 304
Highlands, NC 28741

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  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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