Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton

431 S Main St Suite 6 Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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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 16 verified patient reviews for Mountain Ear Hearing Associates - Rutherfordton! Their average review score is 5 () from 16 reviews.

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“Pleasant, helpful, thorough and never rushed. I hear better and know that I can always get follow up help. Very satisfied.”

of Rutherfordton, NC   
07/02/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Great experience. 5 out of 5 stars!”

of Rutherfordton, NC   
06/08/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I took my mother in, and now she’s smiling and doesn’t need people shouting to be heard anymore. Craig is very thorough and patient. A great experience all around.”

of Rutherfordton, NC   
05/05/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Just had my first annual tune up and was extremely happy. Craig was very thorough and accommodating in making sure my device was doing the job. I left very satisfied and also happy to confirm that the initial 3 year warranty went as expected and look forward to semi annual visits to ensure my hearing is excellent. ”

of Lake Lure, NC   
02/12/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I've had hearing aids about 4 years but never received the kind of caring and service I received at MT Ear. They are sincerely concerned about making me hear the best I can. I've had these 2 weeks and already hear so much better than I did. They are excellent providers! ”

of Flat Rock, NC   
11/22/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

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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


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

Visit our other locations

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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Accepted forms of payment

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
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  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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