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.

Start by calling 800-257-9625 for a state-of-the-art hearing evaluation. Our screenings are always free. Or, simply click here to make an appointment. All of us here at BELTONE AUDIOLOGY & HEARING CARE CENTER look forward to showing you how easy it can be to love your hearing!

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

Kathy McGowan, AuD, CCC-A
Patient Care & 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 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.

Rusty Kunze, HCP

Rusty, a licensed Hearing Care Practitioner, joined the Beltone family in 2010. As a longtime resident and a graduate of Tallmadge High School, Rusty truly enjoys helping the people in his community hear better. Rusty's dedication to helping people hear better has also earned him national accolades from Beltone as a Master Practitioner.
In his spare time, Rusty mostly spends time with his precious son, Jackson, who was born in 2012; those two are together quite a lot! If it's a Sunday during football season, you will likely find Rusty and Jackson watching the Miami Dolphins. Rusty is a huge Miami Dolphins fan, one might even say a fanatic, but he'll be happy to talk about the Cleveland Browns next time you're in to see him for your hearing care.

Lindsay Perkins, HCP


Lindsay Perkins

Ben Widenmeyer

Hearing Care Practitioner

Ben is a licensed hearing care practitioner who knows and understands the problems of hearing loss. His thorough understanding of technology and programming is invaluable to his patient's ability to hear as well as possible with their hearing instruments.

Angela Schneider

Hearing Care Practitioner

Angela is a Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner who understands and cares about the concerns of hearing impairment. Her dedication to community service and hearing health awareness has gained her a respected reputation in and around the communities she serves.

Brian Barress, BC-HIS

Hearing Care Practitioner

Brian Barress, BC-HIS - Hearing Care Practitioner Brian is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. He has more than 18 years of experience in the hearing health care industry with Beltone. Brian became a Beltone Master Hearing Aid Practitioner in 2003. His dedication and professionalism in hearing health earned him the Beltone Pacesetter Award in 2003,2006,2008 and 2010. Brian attended Kent State University.

Joesph Guzzi

Hearing Care Practitioner

Joe attended college at Indian River University in Florida. His caring and compassionate professionalism has earned him a top-notch reputation with his patients. Joe is a long-time resident in the Akron area with his wife and three children.

Dawn M. Tucker

Hearing Care Practitioner

Dawn is practicing in our Garfield Heights office. She is a dedicated patient advocate with an affinity for community outreach programs. Passionate about education, her public speaking experience in combination with her compassion and understanding affords her the opportunity to inform people about the importance of hearing health care and was recognized for the difference she makes with a 2013 Beltone Pacesetter Award

Julie Henke,B.S.

Hearing Care Practitioner

Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University. She has been a Hearing Care Practitioner with Beltone for more than 13 years and earned a Beltone Pacesetter award for her work and dedication in 2009 and 2013.

Ed McGlumphy

Hearing Care Practitioner

Ed is a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist, is a caring and conscientious practitioner and leader in our organization. His professionalism and expertise in patient care as well as better hearing options has earned him multiple forms of recognition at a national level by Beltone North America. He and his family reside in Summit County.

Mike Wallett

Hearing Care Practitioner

Mike Wallett is a very experienced Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist
with more than years of helping his patients hear better and enjoy the sounds
of life.

Jerry Teeple, BC-HIS

Hearing Care Practitioner

Jerry is a graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, IN. He is Board Cetrified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences and has been helping people hear better in the state of Ohio since 1993. Jerry works in our Wooster office provides excellent service for people in Wayne and Holmes counties.

Patricia Kentus

Heath Care Practitioner

Patricia is a graduate of Buffalo State College and is practicing in our Sandusky office. Originally from the Sandusky area, Patti has recently returned “home” after spending many years in Baltimore. She is a dedicated patient advocate and is passionate about patient education and speaking to the public on hearing awareness.

Ross Burke

Hearing Care Practitioner

Ross is a 2004 graduate of Cleveland State University. He is a dedicated and experienced professional with more than seven years in hearing health care. Ross is a life-long Ohio resident, originally from Lorain. He serves the hearing care needs of our patients in the Twinsburg area.

JoBeth Finnegan

Hearing Care Practitioner

JoBeth is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Speech and Hearing. Her extreme dedication to the needs of her patients is evident in every thing she does making JoBeth a well-respected professional in the communities she serves as well as within her professional affiliations.

Kathy Liston, M.A. CCC-A

Clinical Audiologist

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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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