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From the Desk of Dr. Ashby

October 15, 2019

To My Friends and Patients,

Over the last few months there have been many changes in my life.  One of those life changes is the sale of Abilene Speech and Hearing Center to Bryant Better Hearing.  After 25 years it is time for me to slow down a bit, and I’m confident you’re in great hands.  As for me, I am not going anywhere.  Gary Haun, the owner of Bryant Better Hearing, has asked me to stay on and work as long as I am physically able.  I am so excited to have a team to work with as well as the ability to work with state of the art equipment and top notch hearing aids. I will be continuing  my passion of teaching at Hardin Simmons University as well.

Let me tell you about my friends and Bryant Better Hearing owners Gary and Rachel Haun. Rachel is an Abilene native, attending Abilene Public Schools and graduating from Abilene High. She continued her education at McMurry University and later graduated with a Bachelors of Nursing degree from Angelo State University.  She and Gary met in Abilene and married in 1984.  In 1988 Gary formed Bryant Better Hearing and has been serving the hearing healthcare needs of West Texans ever since.

In the Big Country Gary has put together a great team to continue serving your need.

Dr. Wendy Artho, Doctor of Audiology will be joining me. Dr. Artho has been working with the West Texas Rehabilitation Center for the past 12 years. She has been working with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids during that time.  With her mapping and testing skills,  Bryant Better Hearing is lucky to have Dr. Artho.

Tammy Colmery, HIS and Alexis Villarreal, HIS, are our hearing instruments specialist.  These two are very knowledgeable in fitting and programming all the latest hearing instruments.  They are also able to work with your current hearing aids and will keep them programmed and up to date.

Cole Nance rounds out our team.  Cole, like Dr. Artho, comes to us from West Texas Rehab and has been a hearing aid technician for the past 12 years. Cole along with Lexi and Tammy, are our Hearing Aid GEEK squad.  They can make these hearing aids do everything they are designed to do.

As we move forward, I am putting you in the hands of a West Texas family of professionals who will care for all of your hearing aid and audiology needs.  Give us a call today to schedule a free screening and have our team diagnose your hearing aids.


Jon K. Ashby, Ph.D., CCC/SLP-A

Dr. Jon Ashby

Dr. Jon Ashby is a University professor & who frequently presents clinical instruction and research at numerous professional conferences and conventions.

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