Meet Our Team

  • David Shepard
    , BC-HIS
    Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
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    David Shepard joined our team in 2016, during the merge with Yon Hearing Instruments. David is a board-certified hearing instrument specialist with an AAS degree in hearing instrument science from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. Since 2014 he has been on staff as adjunct faculty with the hearing instrument science program at Ozarks Technical Community College – helping bring well-educated practitioners into the hearing health care field. David also has an S.S. degree in communication from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. He values compassion and is very passionate about helping people hear what they have been missing.

  • Karen Melton
    Au.D., CCC-A
    Doctor of Audiology
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    Dr. Karen Melton, Au.D., earned her master’s from the University of Georgia and her doctorate in audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. She’s co-owner of Hearing Care Partners and, guided by best practices, is leading the movement to medically treat hearing loss and the associated cognitive deprivation. Dr. Melton was trained by Dr. Keith Darrow, the only Harvard- and M.I.T.-trained neuroscientist and audiologist in the world. Dr. Melton was awarded the “Key Contributor Award” for excellence in serving the community and is currently serving on the Board for the Missouri Hearing Society. She and her husband have three children and enjoy camping and traveling.

  • Lee Supitilov
    HIS
    Hearing Instrument Specialist
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    Lee Supitilov earned his associate’s degree in hearing instrument science from Ozarks Technical Community College. He had experience working at another Missouri practice before joining Hearing Care Partners as a hearing instrument specialist. Connecting people to better hearing is what brings him happily to work every day. Making lives better through better hearing on a daily basis is very rewarding. He also appreciates the way everyone at the office works toward the same goal, and how the team is like family. Outside of work, Lee enjoys time with his grown son and daughter and most anything to do with the outdoors.

  • Lianna Stover
    Hearing Instrument Specialist
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    Lianna is a licensed hearing instrument specialist with a degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University. Due to congenital single-sided deafness, Lianna has lived with hearing loss in her left ear all of her life. After being fitted with a CROS device to partially restore her hearing, she was inspired to become a hearing instrument specialist and share the gift of better hearing with as many people as possible. Lianna is married to her best friend, Greg, and together they have a son named Jesse. You can find her out on the lake kayaking or on the hiking trails with her dog, Buster Beans, doing a bit of geocaching.

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      About Our Practice

      We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice, striving for strong patient-provider relationships. Our aim is to renew your world of hearing, and our services are fully guaranteed. We listen to your concerns and promise your technology will always be a perfect fit, ensuring you don’t miss any of life’s precious moments.

      Our Specializations

      • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
        Recommendations and fitting of ALDs such as personal amplifiers, FM systems, or loop systems to improve hearing in specific listening situations.
      • Auditory Rehabilitation
        Individualized programs to help individuals with hearing loss develop better communication strategies and improve listening skills.
      • Counseling and Education
        Information and support regarding hearing loss, hearing conservation, communication strategies, and coping mechanisms for individuals and their families.
      • Custom Earplugs and Earmolds
        Creation and fitting of custom-made earplugs for hearing protection, swimming, musicians, and other specific needs. Also includes earmolds for hearing aids or in-ear monitors.
      • Hearing Aid Fitting and Repair
        Selection, fitting, and programming of hearing aids to address hearing loss. This includes counseling on the proper use and maintenance of hearing aids.
      • Hearing Evaluations
        Comprehensive assessments to evaluate hearing abilities, including pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing.
      • Industrial Audiology
        Workplace hearing evaluations, noise exposure assessments, and recommendations for hearing conservation programs to prevent occupational hearing loss.
      • Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
        Assessment, counseling, and development of strategies to manage tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sound in the ears).

      Payments Accepted

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