Palmer Hearing Laboratory

"Your Hearing is Vital To Living Your Life To The Fullest."
4501 Central Ave Ste 174 Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Photo of C.O. Palmer, MS, CCC-A from Palmer Hearing Laboratory

C.O. Palmer,


Audiologist C.O. Palmer has helping people hear better for almost four decades. He earned his Bachelors of Arts from Henderson State University and his Master's of Science from Phillips University in Enid, OK. 
Prior to working in private practice, Mr. Palmer worked for Hot Springs Otolaryngology in Hot Springs, AR fo many years and Cullman Otolaryngology in Cullman, AL for three years. After returning to Hot Springs from Alabama, he took over a private hearing aid practice called Statco Hearing Laboratories in 1993. He eventually purchased the practice and changed the name to Palmer Hearing Laboratory.
Mr. Palmer holds certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure through ABESPA. He is currently a member of ASHA, Arkansas Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the Arkansas Academy of Audiology.

Photo of Clare Beaty, AuD, CCC-A from Palmer Hearing Laboratory

Clare Beaty,


Doctor of Audiology Clare Beaty is the daughter of C.O. Palmer and grew up watching him help people hear better. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Dr. Beaty earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.

She completed four years of graduate-supervised clinical experience and completed her fourth year externship at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock, AR. 

Dr. Beaty currently holds certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and licensure through ABESPA. She is currently a member of ASHA, Arkansas Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and the Arkansas Academy of Audiology.

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About this hearing center

Palmer Hearing Laboratory is Hot Springs' first and only private audiology clinic, providing complete hearing care services including prevention, diagnostic care, hearing aids, counseling and personalized aftercare. Our services are customized to each patient’s individual needs and we treat patients of all ages. Our highly experienced clinical professionals and specialized department offers the most advanced technology in equipment and testing to give you the best hearing solution options that are available. We can help you make the best choices with all of your hearing needs.

Hearing care services

The father-daughter team of experienced audiologists at Palmer Hearing Laboratory is your source for trusted hearing care services, including:

Hearing Evaluations
• Comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations and hearing tests for adults and school-aged children
• Computerized hearing aid analysis (Real Ear Measurement)

Hearing Aids
• Full line of hearing aids, specializing in digital hearing aid technology
• Assistive listening devices
• Follow-up fine-tuning visit to ensure maximum benefits

Hearing Accessories
• Premium batteries and other hearing aid accessories
• Custom ear molds for hearing aids, iPods, and MP3s
• Water protection earplugs
• Noise protection for musicians and sportsmen

Additional Services
• Hearing aid repair services for all makes and models
• Hearing aid cleaning services
• Cerumen management (earwax removal)
• Routine maintenance and cleaning
• Counseling for hearing loss and Tinnitus

Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.