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Dr. Jan Liles and Dr. Susan Sheehy fondly refer to themselves as, The AuDCouple. They are best friends and business partners who founded one of Alabama’s most trusted audiology clinics, Alabama Hearing Associates.

Through the AuDCouple’s podcast and other resources, many people turn to them for advice, support, and expertise on all aspects of hearing health.

If you have a question, they’d be delighted to answer. 


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Dr. Jan

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Dr. Susan

Doctor of Audiology

Six Reasons Why Patients Choose Alabama Hearing

#1 - Hearing Professionals You Can Trust

At Alabama Hearing Associates, you will receive the highest level of hearing care and advice by respected local audiology professionals, including “The AuDCouple”.

The AuDCouple, Dr. Susan Sheehy and Dr. Jan Liles, founded Alabama Hearing Associates in 2002. They are two of Alabama’s most trusted Doctors of Audiology with their audiology-focused podcast and growing social media following. 


#2 - Preferred Choice by Professionals

For working professionals who are busy changing the world, taking time off for hearing care can be inconvenient. 

As we care for the hearing of some of our community’s greatest minds, we’ve become the preferred choice for professionals with flexible scheduling, telehealth appointments and remote programming for many hearing aids. 

#3 - 28 Years of Experience

When it comes to our health, we all want to work with experienced medical professionals. 

With Alabama Hearing Associates, you can rest assured that you’re being cared for by a highly experienced team, who provide audiological best practices for every patient. 

#4 - Unique Journey to Better Hearing

We have developed a “Patient Journey” which outlines our methodical, evidence-based approach to healthy hearing. Our treatment plans allow our patients to hear better and continue bringing their unique contributions to the world, their communities and their families.  

Our unique “Patient Journey” is your roadmap to better hearing. 


#5 - Trusted by Physicians

Many local physicians refer their patients to the Doctors of Audiology at Alabama Hearing Associates. 

Sensorineural hearing loss is commonly associated with other health challenges, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We are proud to be the trusted audiologists that local physicians turn to, and we appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the overall health of their patients. 

#6 - Convenient In-Home Hearing Care with TeleAudiology

You asked, we answered. We are proud to be the first audiologists in North Alabama to introduce ‘Teleaudiology’ – audiology and hearing care from the comfort of your home using video calling technology.

  • I am always happy when I walk away from Alabama Hearing Associates!!! I know I would not be where I am today without Dr. Sheehy and her amazing staff!!!! They have made my hearing challenges manageable and even tolerable!!! They are knowledgeable and professional, but most of all they are personable and compassionate, and I always feel like they sincerely care!!!!!

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    Karen Young
  • Dr. Jan Liles and her staff are some of the most caring and competent medical professionals we have encountered. We are so grateful for the way this practice serves our community and beyond with their dedication to patients and families. I whole heartedly recommend this practice for heating needs.

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  • I have tinnitus and mild hearing loss. Dr. Susan Sheehy is fabulous. I recently got hearing aids that have the option of having a masking sound that really helps reduce the annoyance of the tinnitus sound. The app on my smart phone is amazing with all the options. This is also a well-run office where you actually get a real person who is professional and pleasant to talk to every time you call. Outstanding audiologist practice.

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  • Great folks at Alabama Hearing Associates! Dr. Susan has been wonderful to work with. Professional all the way. The follow ups and expertise is genuine. If you suffer with hearing loss, this is the place to go.

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    Russ West
  • I’ve been very pleased with Alabama Hearing Associates. Whether you call or are there in person, they are the kindest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve seen both doctors and have been very pleased with their concern and care. My appointments have been at the Huntsville office and Deann, the receptionist, is always smiling, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Alabama Hearing Associates.

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Madison’s Most Trusted Hearing Care Experts

Hearing loss does not mean that you are broken. 

Hearing loss is a sign that you’ve lived a rich and abundant life! Your experiences and opportunities have gradually taken a toll on your hearing, making communication a little harder than it used to be.

At Alabama Hearing Associates, we promise to reconnect you to the people you need to hear, so that you can continue to meet your personal goals and live your best life.

Premium hearing aid technology and audiological best practices established by industry leaders are at the core of our treatment recommendations. This methodical, evidence-based approach to hearing healthcare reunites you with friends, family, and colleagues so that you feel confident tackling each and every day.

With offices in Madison and Huntsville, you have access to Alabama’s most trusted Doctors of Audiology, experts that many local professionals and scientists turn to for hearing help.

If you are ready to take the first step, call us today at 256-319-4327.


8075 Madison Blvd. Suite 108 Madison, Alabama, 35758


8075 Madison Blvd.
Suite 108

Madison, Alabama,


Phone: (256) 319-4327
Fax: (256) 461-1228

Opening Hours

Monday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday – 8:30am – 12:00pm

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It’s often the small things that hold us back from making a decision, whether it’s an unknown, a query or a question..

That’s why our AudCouple, Dr. Jan and Dr. Susan, are on hand to help.

Simply complete this form to request a callback and when either of our leading doctors have time between appointments, they’ll call you for a friendly no-obligation conversation to answer your questions.

Basic Hearing Test

A basic hearing test begins with an air conduction test. You will be seated in a soundproof booth and single-use, foam earphones will be inserted into your ear canals. The Audiologist will ask you to push a button or raise your hand when you barely hear a series of beeps (tones) presented at various frequencies (pitches) to obtain your air conduction thresholds.

To determine whether your hearing loss is a conductive (mechanical) loss, sensorineural (permanent) loss or combination of the two, we perform a bone conduction test.  

For this test, a head band is place on the bone behind one of the ears to obtain your bone conduction thresholds. This process provides a different form of sound transmission using vibration, which bypasses the eardrum and the middle ear bones and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. When you hear the beeps/tones, you will push a button or raise your hand.

If bone conduction thresholds are better than air conduction thresholds (through the foam inserts), you have a conductive hearing loss. This suggests a problem with the mechanical structures (moving parts) of the ears.

Conductive hearing loss is often a medically treatable condition for which we will provide you with a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. However, if bone and air conduction thresholds match, it indicates a sensorineural hearing loss (permanent), and the treatment will likely involve hearing aids.