Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton

431 S Main St Suite 6 Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Clinic staff


Craig Schlumbohm

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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.

This provider has NPI #1437462439 and is licensed in North Carolina (#1365).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: HealthPass, Union Reporter, Senior Provider Network, Davis Vision, TruHearing, MCAS, Perkspot, Jordan Furniture, Pruitt Medicare, Highmark Employee Discount , Summit Township, AMAC, PEHP, OCCM, Lake Medical Imaging, Provider Network of America, Sheetmetal 33 Classic Deluxe Benefit, Paragon Home Resources, Harmony Hearing, Heavy and Highway, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Care and Save Discount Prg, Hearing Care Solutions, Federal Employee Program, LECOM, Northwood, Steamfitters Local 449, Unified Hearing, CAP, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Metra, AAA, Advanced Hearing Providers, Superior Vision, Sheetmetal 33 Basic Discount, Homelink, AARP-HearUSA and HUSA.

Clinic reviews

Read 4 verified patient reviews for Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton! Their average review score is 5 () from 4 reviews.

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“Very nice office visit, great at helping me. ”

06/03/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

Official Response from Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton:
“ Thank you very much for your kind words Edna. We are so happy that your visit went well with us here at the practice. We are happy to see you live your life in better hearing.”
Received 06/17/2019

“Very professional and thorough exam. The facts were presented and I was left to make my own decision about whether to get a hearing aid at this time. I decided to defer to a later time but I will definitely return to this office in the future if/when I feel that I need further help. Thanks for cleaning out my ears!”

of Lake Lure, NC   
05/28/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

Official Response from Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton:
“ Thank you for your positive feedback Jayne. We strive to give every patient referral worthy care, and we are happy we hit the mark for you! We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!”
Received 06/17/2019

“Very knowledgeable. ”

of Rutherfordton, NC   
02/21/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“I have found Mountain Hearing Associates to be very knowledgeable and helpful. He is very patient and thorough when evaluating hearing needs. I would highly recommend them. ”

of Forest City, NC   
10/20/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

More information

About this clinic

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

Clinic 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


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Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • 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.