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Cleartone Hearing Aid Services in Wooster, Ohio
Medina Hearing Aid Services in Medina, Ohio
We offer friendly, professional service and have been helping people with their hearing needs for more than two decades. We specialize in hearing evaluations and hearing instrument fitting. We provide follow-up support for a wide range of hearing instrument styles and the latest, most up-to-date technology.
We also offer numerous ancillary products, including assistive listening devices (ALDs), which cover a wide range of products. For example, we have tactile (vibrating) watches, TV Ears which allow you to adjust the TV volume and tone for personal listening without disturbing others, and telephones which display a conversation on the telephone's screen so you may follow along as you listen to friends or family.
We look forward to serving you in the near future!
Steven Strnad is a Navy veteran with a BA from The University of Akron. Beginning in the hearing healthcare field in 1986 as a Hearing Instrument Specialist, Steve studied with the American Conference on Audioprosthology and in 1996 became an Audioprosthologist, with honors. He and wife, Pat, own and operate two audiologic and hearing aid services, one in Wooster and the other in Medina, Ohio. Among his many achievements, Steve along with his wife, put in place a hearing healthcare system servicing all of Honduras, training native professionals and donating equipment to keep the services offered year-round. Always at the cutting edge, Steve was the first in Wayne county to introduce digital technology. His offices are a referral source to University Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and Warren Otologic Group for cochlear implants. Steve has been a contributing member of the Hearing Healthcare Alliance of Ohio for more than 25 years.
Pat Strnad is an Audiologist and co-owner of Cleartone Hearing Aid Services in Wooster, Ohio and Medina Hearing Aid Services in Medina, Ohio. In the hearing healthcare field since 1983, she has helped people from Wayne, Holmes, Medina and surrounding counties to maximize their hearing and assisted their families and friends with their communication needs. Pat earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Malone College and her Master of Arts in Audiology at Kent State University. She externed at University Hospital in Cleveland and in an ENT office in Massillon, Ohio. While her practice focuses on the adult population, she also enjoys working with children four years of age and older. Continuing education in the field of audiology is very important to Pat. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as a scholar for well exceeding the required continuing education hours. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Hearing Healthcare Alliance of Ohio, and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She and her husband, Steve, an Audioprosthologist and co-owner of the business, have participated in medical missions. They have established an ongoing hearing clinic in northwestern Honduras which services a large portion of Honduras and Guatemala.
Karen Wilkinson is our Hearing Instrument Specialist serving the greater Medina community. Her interest in the hearing healthcare field began in 1984 when she discovered that helping people improve their ability to communicate with family and friends greatly enhanced their quality of life. She enjoys working with people and offering personalized service to meet their individual listening needs. She performs otoscopy, complete hearing evaluations, hearing instrument dispensing, programming and repair, and ear impressions for a variety of uses. In addition, she is available to counsel family members on how to communicate with those with hearing challenges. Although she practices primarily in our Medina office, on occasion you may see Karen helping out in our Wooster location.
Dolores Rutter, the front office coordinator in the Medina office, is a life long resident of Medina who was educated in the Buckeye School system. Her professional background includes performing as an administrative assistant and legal secretary for nearly 30 years. She has completed numerous educational classes and seminars in order to remain refreshed and educated on subjects, including computer programs. She prides herself in her work and being able to reach out and help others. Her communication and organizational skills help to make the transition process to better hearing seamless and stress free for the patients.
Doreen Smyth is our Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) in the Wooster office. She has first-hand experience growing up with hearing loss in the family. Her sister was diagnosed with a hearing loss at an early age that progressed to profound. Doreen understands the impact it can have on relationships. She went on to college and received her certificate in Deaf Studies and America Sign Language. Doreen’s warm personality and eagerness to help makes our patients feel very comfortable. She handles all front desk responsibilities as well as helping with minor repairs and assisting patients.