About our Hearing Center
Our Mission and Goal:
Value Oriented - Results Driven
This is not just a empty slogan. These words define the principles upon which my practice is founded.
"Value Oriented" means that every person who walks through our door should feel that he or she got every dollar of their money's worth. No less and hopefully more.
"Results Driven" means the hearing solutions we provide must work. It’s not enough that you feel you were treated well or that we were pleasant to work with (although that’s important too!). To deliver value for your money we must provide solutions that are truly effective in the situations where you need it most. We must deliver results. We will deliver what we promise and won't promise anything we can't deliver. It's as simple as that.
Our Hearing Professionals
David A. Bowles, MA, CCC-A | Audiologist
David Bowles has over 26 years experience in the hearing healthcare field. He has spent most of his career working in private practice with additional experience working for a hearing aid manufacturer as well. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville after completing an enlistment in the United States Army, Field Artillery. His undergraduate and graduate degrees in Audiology were completed in August 1988.
David Bowles received his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association in 1989. He is licensed as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in North Carolina. He particularly enjoys the challenge of working with those who have difficult-to-fit hearing losses and who’s previous attempts to wear hearing aids have been unsuccessful. In his spare time David Bowles is an avid fisherman and amateur chef. He's a private pilot and enjoys taking short trips with his family in their 1973 Beechcraft Bonanza.
Deanna Howard | BC-HIS
Deanna has 20 years of experience as a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. She is well known in the North Carolina Piedmont and is highly regarded by her colleagues and other hearing care professionals in the area. Deanna is expert at fitting and programming Widex and Starkey hearing aids. She particularly likes the challenge of working with those who have difficult-to-fit hearing losses and is adept at thinking “outside the box” to find ways to help these patients. Her patients consistently find her to be a determined advocate for their hearing needs.
In addition to her technical skills, patients enjoy her approachable attitude and warm, down-to-earth demeanor. Deanna is a native North Carolinian and lives in the Statesville area with her husband and two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth. In addition to fitting hearing aids, Deanna enjoys entertaining, is a renowned BBQ pit-master and self- proclaimed “goofball”.
Tracey Krumel | Au.D.
A Charlotte native, Tracey has been a part of this community all her life. She became interested in Audiology while visiting her sister in college. At the time, Tracey's sister was working towards her Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. Tracey picked up one of the audiology books and knew then and there she had found her future profession.
Graduating from NC State University in 1986, Tracey earned her B.A. in Business Management and Economics. In 1995, she graduated from East Carolina University with a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2007.
Dr. Krumel and her husband live in Charlotte with their two dogs, Comiskey and Dodger. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, running and cycling.