Dr. Rikard earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Arizona, and she has been employed with ENTcare for the past 20 years. As director of Physicians Hearing Center, she has led her team to be awarded one of the largest practice in the US for the past ten years by the American Hearing Aid Association. Julie Ann believes in making a difference in people's lives through building relationships with each person and providing the highest level of care. She does this by focusing on each person's individual needs. Following a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Rikard personalizes a care plan to meet each individual's specific hearing healthcare requirements and lifestyle.
Dr. Ellis earned her degree from Auburn University in 2012. She is our newest addition to the Physicians Hearing Center team. She was born and raised in Troy, AL, and Physicians Hearing Center is excited to grow the practice with an audiologist who has a lot of experience and is thoroughly educated. Dr. Ellis has eight years of clinical experience, including a background in an ENT setting and specialty work with Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL. As a new resident of the wiregrass area, she looks forward to serving the community by providing patients with the best hearing healthcare available.
Dr. Gracie Herndon holds a doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She graduated with her bachelor of science from Columbus State University then earned her master's from Louisiana Tech. Dr. Herndon has been serving patients at ENTCare for over 30 years. Gracie is board certified in Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech & Hearing Association, American Hearing Aid Association, and the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, farming, and fishing with her husband.
Read 57 verified patient reviews for Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 57 reviews.
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“Hearing aids have changed my life. I can hear my grandkids, the preacher, my friends, and family. They are so comfortable and natural I forget they are in, BUT I can HEAR! The entire staff at Physicians Hearing Center has been wonderful to me. You owe it to yourself and family to try better hearing. It’s truly life-changing!”
“I have been wearing Hearing Aids for several years now and recently had to purchase a new set, I was very impressed by the professional and courteous manner in which I was greeted and assisted by everyone at Physicians Hearing Center. There was no pressure to purchase a certain Hearing device as they have a wide variety to choose from. They explained in detail the difference between each Hearing Aid and I made the right decision for my needs. Technology in Hearing Aids has improved tremendously since my first set. I love the Bluetooth technology which allows the Hearing Aids to connect to my phone, " say goodbye to airpods ". I can hear anything that has audio and is Bluetooth capatible. The Hearing Aids I chose also has different settings which I can change easily through an app on my cellphone and I'm not very tech savvy. I'm not the only one who is enjoying my new Hearing Aids, my family and friends are reaping the benefits as well ( not having to repeat themselves and the volume on the TV isn't Earth Shattering). I will be a lifetime patient and customer of Physicians Hearing Center. ”
“I recently saw Dr Joe Frank at ENTcare and he referred me to Physicians Hearing for the ringing in my ears. I was diagnosed with a hearing loss and fit with hearing aids that same day. The ringing is gone and I can hear. I can not believe what I have been missing. It’s amazing!”
“Physicians Hearing Center recently helped me with my mothers broken hearing aid. The dog had chewed the end of the device and Dr Rikard’s was able to fix it at no charge. She is 99, and we were hoping not to have buy new today. Their service and care is amazing. When she does need new, at any age, we will be back. Thank you so much!”
“I do not recommend. I have been back 3 times (long drives) for corrections but still no improvement. The office has offered me another appointment but will charge for the fourth one. The fit is very, very poor. Right one falls out all the time. Battery dies rapidly in right. They squeal constantly, in and out of ears. Not as effective as others I have had. Very expensive mistake to use this office. ”
A message from Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare:
We are open and are operating under normal hours.
Physicians Hearing Center, a division of ENTcare, is your healthy hearing resource. For over 35 years, our team of ENT physicians and doctors of audiology have been providing patients the best hearing health care possible. Our talented staff consists of three otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctors), three audiologists, a certified nurse practitioner, and a caring support team. Whenever we see that medical treatment is necessary, we immediately notify one of our physicians. This allows for the most comprehensive hearing healthcare care in the tri-state area. Physicians Hearing Center has been locally awarded the Best Hearing Aid Provider for the past 20 years!
Physicians Hearing Center provides the following services:
- comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults
- newborn hearing screenings
- tinnitus evaluations
- earwax removal
- hearing loss counseling
- hearing aid evaluations
- real-ear verification testing (REM)
- hearing aid sales
- assistive listening devices
- custom hearing protection
- ear molds and swim molds
- custom musicians plugs
|Monday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 12 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details