HearCare’s story began in our hometown of Toledo, Ohio. My wife, Nora, and I held good jobs as beginning audiologists.
One day, I saw a boy who had “fallen through the cracks.” He had both considerable hearing loss and financial need, yet his family didn’t qualify for Medicaid assistance. As an employee with limited influence, our clinic became another rejection. I left work disappointed—even angry.
We immediately looked into operating our own hearing clinic where we could “call the shots” with a specific mission in mind: to treat people as we would want to be treated, to offer best practice service to everyone, and to always possess the authority to do the right thing.
Fort Wayne has been our home for over 20 years. Since starting HearCare, we founded two non-profits: GiveHear, an income-based hearing clinic serving Fort Wayne, and Hearing the Call, which provides hearing services to children and adults in financial need nationally and internationally.
Welcome to our private practice. We promise to treat you as we would like to be treated, offering world-class hearing assessments, counseling, and treatment.
I look forward to our journey together.
We believe that all people are valuable, and that everyone deserves our kindness and respect.
We believe in helping our patients maximize their hearing potential so they can give back and maximize their personal potential.
Technology that Works
We believe in the products we carry, and the integrity of the manufacturers whom we choose to be providers
Service & Expertise
We believe that because we use only high quality products, that we must provide an even higher level of service and expertise for our patients.
Competence & Compassion
We believe that competence and compassion are the essential means of sustaining our values in a competitive marketplace.
We believe our work is stimulated by relationships: between coworkers, our patients, physicians, suppliers, owners, and the community; and that it is the cultivation of these relationships which sustains us.
We believe different people bring different gifts and perspectives to our team, and in creating a strong team that is founded by a variety of gifts. We believe that our company can be financially successful while behaving in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive manner.
We believe in the principles of “The Go-Giver” which means that we focus on giving rather than getting by putting others’ interests first and in continually adding value to their lives, which ultimately leads to unexpected returns.