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428 W Battle St, Talladega, AL 35160

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Dr. Summer Karns Heard, Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Summer Karns Heard, Au.D, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Summer Karns Heard is a Doctor of Audiology. Summer is originally from Oxford, Alabama and attended both The University of Alabama and Auburn University. She received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) in 2007 from Auburn university and started working at Patillo Balance and Hearing Center in April in 2019. Summer began working in the hearing industry in 2007. Not only does she strive to help patients hear better, she also has a personal tie to hearing loss. One of her children, Hayden, suffers from unilateral hearing loss.

What Summer loves most about saving hearing lives is being able to enjoy helping individuals reconnect to the world around them. Summer focuses on treating all her patients with the same loving care as her son.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Summer enjoys watching football and spending time with her family and friends.

Mitch Underwood, HIS

Mitch Underwood, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Hello, my name is Mitch Underwood and I have the honor of working for the best company in the hearing industry, Starkey Hear Care and helping people get better hearing so they can be connected to life. I have been practicing for over 5 years and love every minute of it. I am truly honored to help those with hearing difficulties as I am impacted by hearing loss as well. Having this loss gives me a better understanding of how to help and I look forward to helping you and your family as we travel down the road to “Better Hearing.” We will do whatever is necessary to help and are honored you have taken time to find out more about us.

Angie Murphree

Angie Murphree

Patient Services Coordinator

Angie Murphree is a PSC. She is originally from Childersburg, Al. and moved to Columbiana, Al. in 2005. Angie has 18 years of experience in Assisting in the field of Orthodontics and Patient Care. Angie began working in the hearing industry in 2019 and was drawn to the profession because of her passion for helping others to achieve the best experience in patient care that they deserve.

What Angie loves most about saving hearing lives is the communication relationships it restores with the patient and their family and friends. Angie strives to make every patient feel cared for, welcomed and appreciated in her everyday work.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Angie loves spending time with her family watching Alabama Football and her hobby with furniture restorations and woodwork.

Customer Reviews

I bought my hearing aids while residing in Nebraska. When I moved back to Alabama, I needed locate a new hearing specialist. That's when I found Pattillo. I live in Talladega, Alabama and there is an office here, Childersburg, and Birmingham's main office. It doesn't matter which office I visit,...

Charles Thomerson, on Google

Very good service, polite and very professional. Staff was very informative and detailed regarding the hearing aid. Very well please with the service from Pattillo Balance & hearing in Talladega

Susan Coker, on Google

Good staff, great audiologist, nothing bad

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