Stuart is the owner of Hearing Associates and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Northwestern University. He has previously served as President of the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Association, President of the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Foundation and President of Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Board. He enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He leads a team of highly qualified and trained Audiologists at his practice.
Tanya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Iowa, Master’s degree in Audiology from Northwestern University and Doctorate from A.T. Still University. She wanted to work in the healthcare field and took classes in Audiology, Pharmacy and pre-med. She spent a summer job shadowing with a local pharmacist as well as at Hearing Associates, P.C.. She was impressed with Stu’s business and how passionate he was about helping patients with hearing problems. As an audiologist, she is able to work in the healthcare field, diagnosing ear and hearing problems and improving patient hearing and communication abilities. Tanya enjoys time with family, traveling, gardening, scrapbooking and watching her sons play in a variety of sports, including golf, hockey, track, basketball and baseball.
Christine earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University and proceeded to also earn her Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University. Christine enjoys spending time with friends, family and pets, hiking and camping, sewing. Christine discovered audiology through studying speech language pathology. However, after job shadowing an audiologist during a clinical placement, she realized that she had true passion for audiology. She had then decided that she would continue her education in audiology instead of speech language pathology.
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“Tanya is great. Spent the time needed to help me understand my hearing loss that I was not even aware of and spent the time to instruct me on using my phone to adjust the hearing aids.”
“I have been going here for a short time, have never had a problem. He answered all my questions, easy to talk to”
“I found the help I received very informative and beneficial in helping me understand about hearing and hearing loss.”
“Outstanding!!! My Doctor was outstanding with identifying the problem and treating me. I will be recommending everyone take treatment with you.”
“Was not impressed as audiologist came into work late. I had an 8:00 appointment and he came in at 8:20”
Hearing Associates has been serving the needs of individuals in northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota since 1987. We provide comprehensive hearing testing and hearing aid services to patients living in Mason City, Iowa and the surrounding areas. We’re committed to helping you overcome your hearing and balance conditions. We service patients of all ages and we are prepared to give you all you need to get the most out of life.
We have several locations throughout northern Iowa and southern Minnesota area to serve you.
For Balance testing please contact our Mason City location.
Hearing Aid Services - At Hearing Associates, we accompany you on your journey to better hearing by providing:
- Extensive hearing testing/evaluations
- Treatment options for every budget
- The latest hearing aid technology
- Hearing aid battery recycling
- Comprehensive follow-up care, including maintenance, cleaning and minor repairs
- Hearing aid education
- Redux moisture removal systems for hearing aids (available at our Mason City and Albert Lea offices)
Hearing Device Demonstration - Typically done after a hearing test, this allows the user to experience new technology for themselves in a live listening environment with devices set for their own unique hearing needs.
Selecting Hearing Aids - Once we have assisted you in determining the most suitable hearing aid for your needs, we will proceed to measure you ears and place an order for your customized devices. Once your devices arrive, we’ll fit them to your ears utilizing Real Ear Measurement (REM). This process ensures precise programming of your test results and preferences, delivering a tailored and ideal listening experience. We carry hearing devices and products from some of the leading manufacturers in the industry:
We carry hearing aid devices that differ in size, placement, feature, amplification including rechargeable hearing aid options.
Tinnitus Treatment - Experiencing roaring, buzzing or ringing in your ears? Schedule a tinnitus treatment appointment and our audiologists will help provide a solution that best for your needs.
Custom Hearing Protection - Products from Westone and Sound Gear in standard or digital protection options for:
- Musician Ear Plugs
- Custom Earbuds
- Swim Molds
Financing - Hearing Associates has information to help patients relieve the financial pressure of paying for their hearing aids.
- We are contracted with many insurance companies that offer audiological service coverage.
- There are several financing options, subject to credit approval, that can help you get your hearing aids sooner and pay them off over time.
Our Classes - “Your Hearing Journey” is a series of classes that provide support, education and information to help you:
- Network with people who share similar hearing experiences.
- Find answers to your questions.
- Understand appropriate expectations of sound amplification.
- Learn to care for and maintain your hearing aids.
- Implement effective communication strategies.
- Learn about environmental obstacles and how to overcome them.
- Develop strategies to protect your hearing.
Service pets welcome
Assistive listening devices
|Tuesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 5 pm|
Service pets welcome
Assistive listening devices
Accepted forms of payment
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details