Our Hearing Professionals
Gene K. Erickson
Board Certified - Hearing Instrument Sciences
A.C.A. - Audioprosthologist
Owner & Practice Director
A Tradition of Helping People Hear Clearly
“Hearing Care is advancing faster than the speed of sound. Breakthroughs like digital and wireless technology are assuring people a richer, more pure sound quality than ever before. That’s why I never stop training. I know how much depends on your hearing. I want you to know your hearing can depend on me.”
Education: Graduate degree from University of Colorado; Undergraduate from Concordia College; Board Certified - Hearing Instrument Sciences; Audioprosthologist
A family tradition of hearing care: Second Generation Hearing Care Practice since 1968
Extensive postgraduate education: Annual continuing education and training in hearing care practices and revolutionary digital and wireless hearing instrument technology
A Heart You Can Trust
“People with hearing difficulties retreat into isolation, enduring sounds of silence instead of enjoying their grandchildren’s giggles. That’s why I regularly speak at seminars and senior communities. Some patients won’t reach out for the help they need. I make sure it reaches out to them.”
Lecturer: Seminars and area senior communities
Author: Consumer education series, The Arizona Republic; Patient blog, www.DesertHearingCare.com
Member: International Hearing Society, Arizona Hearing Health Care Providers
“I’ll never cut you off in the middle of a sentence, talk to your spouse instead of you, or make an adjustment in the programming of your instrument without explaining it to you first.
What I will do is listen to you, learn from you, and involve you in the process. It’s the only way to know which technology is really right for you.
I’m proud of the credentials on this page. They reflect my commitment to keeping abreast of the latest breakthroughs in hearing care. I never forget that a professional’s personal qualifications; thoughtfulness, compassion, and dedication make the biggest difference in your world full of sound.”
Elizabeth Seidl, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
A Career Developed From the Love of Sound
“One of the biggest influences in my life has been music. I played trumpet and piano at a young age, and continued that interest with classes in music theory and acoustics. When I was introduced to the field of audiology in college, I found it interesting that sound could be so specifically manipulated in order to help people hear better. It was wonderful to be able to combine my love of music and sound with my desire to help others, especially in an area so special to me.”
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Speech & Hearing Science, and Linguistics, University of Iowa; Doctorate in Audiology, Salus University
Contributions: Developed an auditory rehabilitation program for patients to more effectively use their hearing devices; Participated in research to measure attention, using auditory evoked potentials. Also measured hearing pathways beyond the brainstem using the same technique, finding norms for children’s populations
Personal Interests: Music, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking
Working Together Towards Success
“As a hearing care professional, I feel my most important role is as an advocate, working together with my patients toward the common goal of better hearing. Every hearing impaired person experiences sound differently, so the best option for one person may not be suitable for another. By working together, we can find the most appropriate hearing solution for each individual's needs, and learn how the hearing instruments can help the patient hear to the best of their ability in various environments.”
The Rewards Are Limitless
“While I was a student, we had a young woman in the clinic who was roughly our age. She had a severe hearing loss since she was a child, and had never found much success with hearing instruments. We tested her hearing and programmed a pair of brand new digital devices for her. Our instructor had her face the wall, then walked out into the hallway and began whispering to her. The young woman began to tear up, and said, “I can hear every word you’re saying!” This experience is when I knew this was the right field for me, and has stuck with me ever since.”
Director of First Impressions
Richelle is the first person you are going to meet or talk to at our Mesa location. She will greet you with a smile and make you feel comfortable and welcome when you arrive. Richelle will help you with the registration process, check your insurance coverage and even help you with obtaining financing. If you have any questions about the process she will be there to answer your questions. Richelle is our Office Manager at this location and is responsible for your overall needs and smooth operation.
“I really enjoy seeing all of our winter visitors coming back to Arizona and breathing new life into our town after a long, hot summer. Helping our patients hear better is a priceless experience and I am so blessed to be a part of something that can make such a dramatic, positive difference in their lives. Outside of the office, my two boys ages 10 and 12 keep me very busy with school activities, bike riding, swimming, and I get a front row seat at the skateboard park to watch them perform their latest tricks! I enjoy trying out new recipes and home projects I find on Pinterest. If you like homemade potato soup, ask me for a copy of the easiest, yummiest crock pot recipe ever!!”