Meet Our Team

  • Michelle Woodward
    Owner – Doctor of Audiology
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    Dr. Michelle Woodward is a native of Clarksville, MO. She received her M.S. in audiology from Western Illinois University in 2000 and her Clinical Doctorate from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is currently certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and maintains a fellowship with the American Academy of Audiology. She is also an active member of Rotary International Kirksville Noon Club and Quota International of Kirksville. When not in the office, Dr. Woodward can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters, running, and following Mizzou football.

  • Nicole Poppa
    Hearing Instrument Specialist
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    Nicole joined the Hearing Care Partners team in 2021, starting out as a patient care coordinator, moving up to audiology assistant, and finally becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist in 2022. Before joining the team, Nicole spent nine years working with nursing home residents, where she served as lead cook for four years before being promoted to business office manager. Nicole loves working directly with patients, building relationships, and sharing the gift of better hearing. She has been married to her best friend, Matt, for 17 years. Together they have five children and one grandchild, with another on the way! They live a very simple life and enjoy spending time at home and outdoors.

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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

      • American Express
      • Care Credit
      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit Card
      • Discover
      • Insurance (call to verify)
      • Mastercard
      • Medicare
      • Visa

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