Thigpen Hearing Center

"Exceeding the Expectations of Patients and Referring Sources"
315 Robert Rose Dr Ste E Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Patti Thigpen


Dr. Patti Thigpen, owner, has been involved in hearing healthcare since 1980 in the fields of speech and hearing sciences.  Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree locally from MTSU and then a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Patti then obtained her doctorate (Au.D.) from Salus University in Pennsylvania.  Her experience includes positions as director of audiology programs, consultant for school-based hearing impaired programs, newborn hearing screening director, and industrial consultant for noise management programs.  She has provided clinical supervision of audiology college students and was employed as a speech therapist for 7 years in the public school system.  She worked within medical ENT practices for 17 years developing their audiology departments for growth and services provided and continues to serve newborn through adult populations.  Dr. Thigpen began private practice in 2008 and has carefully added other audiologists to her staff to ensure quality patient care.  She currently is a member of the American Speech Hearing Language Association and the American Academy of Audiology.  

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Sue Vavrock


We are proud to have Dr. Sue Vavrock on staff at Thigpen Hearing Center. Originally from Alabama, Dr. Vavrock has been working in the field of Audiology since 1999. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Communication Disorders degree from Auburn University and her Doctorate (Au.D.) in 2008 from A.T. Still University. She joined our team having worked in medical ear, nose and throat practices for 15 years and has served as the director of an audiology program, a consultant for school-based hearing impaired programs and a newborn hearing screening program. A current member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology, Dr. Vavrock shares our vision of what quality patient care looks like. 

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Meaghan Hanson


Dr. Meaghan Hanson joined Thigpen Hearing Center in 2017. Dr. Hanson comes to us from Macon, GA, home of the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2013 and earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Auburn University in 2017. She recently completed an internship at an ENT practice in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Hanson is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She enjoys rooting for her Ole Miss Rebels, participating in the annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon, reading, and traveling with friends and family. Dr. Hanson emulates our mission, providing compassionate, quality patient care to all she meets, and we think you will agree when you meet her!

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Read 8 verified patient reviews for Thigpen Hearing Center! Their average review score is 5 () from 8 reviews.

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“They were nice and they let me know exactly what was going on with my hearing.”

of Nashville, TN   
11/24/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“She was so professional. She was so understanding & down to earth. She was super nice.”

of Murfreesboro, TN   
08/26/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“We liked her friendliness & her openness about letting us know what was being done.”

of Murfreesboro, TN   
08/26/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“I liked the whole experience. I can't say nothing bad about them at all. I've dealt with Patty already and her husband's a truck driver so she knows exactly what I deal with. They have been so accommodating to me, I just can't say enough good about them.”

of Austin, TX   
07/17/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“They took a lot of time to explain things and they were very courteous and friendly.”

of Raleigh, NC   
05/08/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

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About this hearing center

At Thigpen Hearing Center we are "Uplifting our community by improving communication one patient at a time. Our approach to services and relationships is to exceed your expectations while providing a remarkable standard of compassionate, caring, and expert hearing health care." 


Hearing care services

We provide full comprehensive hearing services including:

  • Diagnostic evaluations performed by highly experienced Doctors of Audiology
  • Diagnostic DPOAE evaluations and treatment recommendations
  • In-Depth counseling and rehabilitation for hearing loss
  • Expert hearing aid fitting and programming
  • Assistive listening devices (ALDs)
  • Tinnitus evaluation and treatment
  • Hearing aid repair
  • Fitting of custom musicians', sleep, swim, and other specialty ear plugs
  • Hunting and industrial hearing protection
  • Support agency referrals


Hours of operation

Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Accepted forms of payment

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  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • 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.