Hearing Healthcare Close to Home

Welcome to Mountain Ear Hearing Associates- Rutherfordton

Who We Are

Providing Hearing Solutions to the Rutherfordton, NC Area

Welcome to Mountain Ear Hearing Associates, where you can look forward to individualized attention for your hearing needs because hearing healthcare is close to home. Rutherfordton, NC is rich in history with lovely antebellum homes and is also the home of Western North Carolina’s first U.S. Post Office, first public school, and first newspaper. Our office is located across from the State Employees Credit Union beside the ABC Liquor Store. We can be found 1 mile South of downtown, on Main Street/221.
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Meet The Team

Our Hearing Professionals

At Mountain Ear Hearing Associates, we offer a comprehensive set of services to suit everyone’s needs. Our hearing care professionals pride themselves in providing the best individualized care and attention to detail. Everyone’s hearing is different in its own way. Helping integrate speech comprehension back into your lifestyle is what we do best. Get to know the people behind the practice.
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Jeanne Schlumbohm

Patient Care Coordinator

Jeanne has extensive experience in customer care, having worked in the insurance industry for many years prior to hearing care. She has been involved in hearing care for over ten years, first as a business owner and later as a Patient Care Coordinator for Mountain Ear Hearing. Patient care is her top priority, making sure the patient’s hearing needs are taken care of in the best way possible. Jeanne finds that helping people with hearing loss is especially rewarding, because she has a hearing loss and has been wearing hearing aids for many years.

Also, her motivation to help those affected from hearing loss has a more personal dynamic: Her father had a profound hearing loss that went untreated and saw the debilitating and isolating effects it had on him and the family. Something that could so easily have been prevented with the proper hearing care. She wants to do her best to make sure this never happens to anyone else.

Jeanne enjoys spending time with her family and granddaughter. In her spare time, she is an artist involved in the local art community.

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Craig Schlumbohm, BC-HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Craig has been involved in healthcare for more than 40 years. First, during his eight years as an active duty Navy Corpsman, he learned the fundamentals of patient care, acquired his education, and served in various capacities at the naval hospitals in Portsmouth Virginia and Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. Craig studied at the Naval School of Health Sciences in Tidewater, VA, George Washington University and Southern Illinois University. Upon leaving the Navy, he continued his education and passion for patient care while working as a Radiology Technologist and Chief MRI Technologist in Jacksonville, FL. Craig’s passion for knowledge and his compassion for all people led him to serve in various capacities in medical and civic settings. Now, for the past 11 years, Craig has served Burke, Rutherford, and McDowell counties as a highly skilled Hearing Instrument Specialist. It is his greatest pleasure to apply his extensive skills and knowledge to the assessment, consultation, treatment and care of people with hearing loss. Craig serves his specialty as the current Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Hearing Care Professionals and previously served two years as the Secretary of that organization. Craig and his wife, Jeanne love spending time with friends at various local music venues and local vineyards where they enjoy the full experience of the excellent wines produced here in their beloved foothills of North Carolina. They live in the middle of twelve acres set between Valdese and Morganton where they enjoy entertaining friends, family, and the loving, exasperation of three springer spaniels.

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Guide to
Hearing Aids

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Risk Free
Trial Period

Take our hearing aids for a test drive and try before you buy. Call or email us today to learn more about our 30-day, risk-free trial.

Guide to
Hearing Aids

Discover real resolutions that will help you restore your hearing health. Download our Guide to Hearing Aids today.

Risk Free
Trial Period

Take our hearing aids for a test drive and try before you buy. Call or email us today to learn more about our 30-day, risk-free trial.

Our Services

Hearing Services to Meet Your Needs

There are many causes for hearing loss in adults and children, but what’s important is knowing that through advances in technology there are many options available to improve your hearing comfortably. We are here to educate you on a life of better hearing and help create an individualized plan for your specific hearing needs.
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New Technology, Better Hearing

Shop Top of the Line Hearing Aids at Affordable Prices

Improve your hearing clarity with new technology hearing aids. With an extensive selection of hearing technology, our board certified hearing instrument specialist will find the right devices to fit into your lifestyle, budget and needs.
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Video Library

How to Clean Your Hearing Aids – Mountain Ear Hearing Associates
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How to Change Your Hearing Aid Batteries – Mountain Ear Hearing Associates
Best Practices for Your Hearing Aid – Mountain Ear Hearing Associates
How to Clean Your Hearing Aids – Mountain Ear Hearing Associates

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Come in and see how our board certified hearing instrument specialist can help improve your quality of life through healthy hearing. Contact us today!
Address
431 South Main St.
Suite 6
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Office Hours
Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: Closed