About Us

If you're looking for the best in hearing care, we invite you to discover the Beltone Difference. It starts by making sure hearing trouble is actually hearing loss – many times it's not. If it is, you can try the tiniest and most advanced hearing aids you'll find anywhere – right here in the office. Add to that our compassionate hearing care and comprehensive aftercare, and you'll understand why Beltone patients are so satisfied. By choosing Beltone, you're assured a lifetime of individualized attention – for you and your hearing instruments.

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Location Information



Monday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed-Closed
Sunday: Closed-Closed

Beltone Testimonials

For 75 years, Beltone has been dedicated to setting the highest standards when it comes to helping people regain their hearing. We've changed the lives of millions of people experiencing hearing loss by providing the most comprehensive, personalized care available - featuring products that have constantly set the tone for innovation.

Our Philosophy

Here at Beltone, we know how important good hearing is to the health and happiness of our patients. Hearing clearly keeps us connected with friends and loved ones, aware of our surroundings, and independent. Also, by keeping the brain properly stimulated, good hearing may lower our risk for Alzheimer's disease, depression and balance issues.

Our mission doesn't stop with finding just the right hearing instrument for each patient we serve. It continues with making sure you're totally comfortable with your hearing instruments in every way. Visit Beltone soon! And join the ranks of the “happily hearing”.

Meet Our Staff

Robert Milo

Hearing Care Practitioner

Bob Milo is a highly experienced audiologist who has provided excellent patient care to numerous communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Bob received his undergraduate degree in Biology, his post baccalaureate degree in Communicative Disorders, and his Masters degree in Audiology from the University of Akron. He is licensed in the state of Ohio to practice audiology. Since 2000, Bob has worked in research and development of hearing instruments, training for the eastern half of the United States, and manufacturing of hearing devices. Bob currently holds the title of Advanced Master Hearing Aid Practitioner with Beltone. He has also helped to train new specialists with Beltone. Outside of his dedication to his patients and his office, Bob is closely involved with the care of his parents. He enjoys his time with his two dogs who are his "children". Bob also dedicates much of his time outside of the office helping those in need with home renovations.

Kathy McGowan, AuD, CCC-A

Patient Care and Audiology Director

Kathy McGowan received her Doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, and her Master's in Audiology from Ohio University. Dr. McGowan's 25-year career has been spent doing private practice audiology, working in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians offices, and in the military. Kathy has over 25 years of experience providing diagnostic audiological evaluations and helping people enjoy life through better hearing. She is very passionate about helping people who are hard of hearing and enjoys doing public speaking on the topic. As the Director of Audiology, she oversees patient care and training for all of the licensed professionals at Tessmer & Associates.
Kathy is happily married to her husband Tony; has 3 daughters, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish and a lizard. In her spare time, she is a Girl Scout leader and is active in her church.

Michael Tessmer, BC-HIS


Michael Tessmer began his career with Beltone in 1979 in Florida. He transferred to an Akron, Ohio Beltone practice in 1980 and purchased that same practice in 1993 with three office locations and nurtured the practice to over 25+ Beltone hearing care centers. He was recognized by Beltone Electronics for 35+ years with Beltone. Mr. Tessmer serves on a variety of industry councils, test markets products, advises, trains hearing care practitioners and advises other practice owners within the Beltone network. He is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences and is a member of the International Hearing Society, as well as the Hearing Healthcare Alliance of Ohio. Mr. Tessmer's involvement with Beltone Electronics Corporation has earned him distinguished recognition nationwide with esteemed highest awards including the President's Cup Award for leadership and multiple awards for regional excellence. In addition, he is also the longest standing member Beltone's National Advisory Council.

Zachary Schaefer, BC-HIS

Sales Manager

Zach Schaefer has been with Tessmer & Associates for over 12 years. He is a proud alumni of The Ohio State University and spent 11 years as an active Hearing Care Practitioner in our Elyria Beltone office. During his tenure there, he obtained numerous Pacesetter and hearing care excellence awards, and obtained Master, Advanced Master, and Senior Master awards. He is a member of the Hearing Healthcare Alliance of Ohio, Nationally Board Certified and State certified for hearing instrument dispensing. Recently, Zach was promoted to Sales Manager of Tessmer & Associates and now oversees 24 locations throughout Ohio. In his spare time, Zach enjoys powersports including performance boating and snowmobiling and spends his summers on the Lake Erie islands with his family. Zach has been married for 12 years and has 3 children.

Special Introductory Offer

$600 OFF

A pair of Beltone's latest digital hearing instruments*

*$300 off a single instrument. Beltone Legend 17 and Beltone Legend 9 instruments only.
Discount off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or insurance plans. Previous purchases excluded. Participation may vary. See office for details. Benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Participation may vary. © 2016 Beltone.

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Beltone Patient Testimonials

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