Physicians Hearing Center at ENTcare
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Julie Ann Rikard,
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.
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“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. ”
“My mom got hearing aids from Physicians Hearing Center last week. She has tried several different kinds over the years and refused to wear them. Dr Rikard had so much patients with her. It was amazing and now she is doing great! She loves her new ears.”
“I have been wearing hearing aids for 20 years and my most recent set is far superior than any I have ever had. The entire staff at Physicians Hearing Center was so helpful. Love going there. ”
“Fantastic group of ladies!”
“I love my new hearing aids!”
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!
Hearing care services
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
Hours of operation
|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