Meet Chris – Our Account and HR Manager

What’s your favorite season?

Spring – it always signifies a new beginning and longer days. It means I get to go outside when I get home during the week and feel the sunshine on my face. I love the smell of the earth as I turn the soil in my garden beds. I usually feel rejuvenated after having spent most of the winter inside hibernating.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!!!What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream. Any flavor. Any time of year.Dog or Cat?

Dogs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

Patagonia. It’s my dream vacation to hike to the tip of South America and then take a cutter ship into Antarctica.

Chris was born in Enterprise, Alabama and is now our account & HR manager. His role is to ensure that everybody has what they need to deliver the highest level of patient care, managing all administrative and logistical duties, as well as helping improve communication between staff and offices.

When asked what his highlight of his time at Alabama Hearing Associates has been, he shared how he’s proud of how he helped to assemble a fantastic team, with great overall chemistry, capabilities, and attention to the best possible level of patient care!

Outside of the clinic, Chris loves to play and write music on multiple instruments, hike the trails of Monte Sano park, grow organic vegetables, and read/write great literature.

Outside Of The Clinic

What’s your favorite season?

Summer – I love the long days and the heat (as long as it isn’t too humid) – it also presents the opportunity to travel!

Who is your favorite sports team?

Western Michigan Broncos, at any sport (my alma mater)

What is your favorite food?

Sushi.

Dog or Cat?

Dog.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

I would tour around the Caribbean, spending quality time at every island in the region!

chris - account hr manager

“Have been a patient of theirs for a number of years. Very professional and prompt. Any problem I have had with the hearing aids has been solved by them quickly. They go the extra mile!”

Gail Garrison Brown

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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.