DeFatta Hearing Aid Experts

1490 Rivers Edge Trail Altoona, WI 54720
(715) 318-9817

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Emily Barquest,


Dr. Emily Barquest, originally from Eau Claire, WI, is a board certified Audiologist. She specializes in the comprehensive evaluation of the hearing & balance systems. Dr. Emily works with pediatrics & adults to help patients of all ages with their hearing needs. She has a passion for educating her patients on hearing loss, hearing prevention, & improving her patients hearing & communication through the latest hearing technology.

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Melinda O'Meara,

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Melinda O'Meara is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist who has been helping people in the Chippewa Valley hear better for years. She specializes in diagnosis & treatment of hearing loss with hearing instruments. She also holds a certification from the International Hearing Society to specialize in the treatment of tinnitus. She is passionate about improving her patients quality of life.


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Clinic details

The DeFatta Hearing Aid Experts team is comprised of an Audiologist, Dr. Emily Barquest, & Hearing Instrument Specialist, Melinda O’Meara. This unique combination of providers allows for the highest level of technical knowledge to diagnose & treat both common & complex hearing & balance conditions. Personalized patient care, that consists of counseling, answering questions & addressing individual needs, is always their top priority. The DeFatta Hearing Aid Experts are dedicated to educating the Chippewa Valley community on hearing loss & prevention.


DeFatta Hearing Aid Experts

1490 Rivers Edge Trail

Altoona, WI 54720


Hearing care services

We offer a variety of hearing services and products including:

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations
  • Tinnitus evaluations and management
  • Balance and dizziness testing (select locations)
  • Sales, dispensing and fitting of hearing aids
  • Bone anchored hearing aid services (including trial, surgery & programming)
  • Cochlear implant programming
  • Assistive listening devices and hearing aid accessories
  • Custom hearing protection, hunter's earplugs and swimmer's earplugs


(715) 318-9817

Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8 am - 4:30 pm

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only.
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