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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Advanced Audiology Hearing Aid Centers, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
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Dr. Kimberly King
Dr. King is nationally recognized in Audiology and is an expert in the science and treatment of human hearing. Her patients range in age from pediatric to geriatric. Advanced Audiology & Hearing Aid Center’s main offices in North Myrtle Beach include the only facility anywhere on the Grand Strand which was designed and built exclusively for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Our Nationally Board Certified, Chief Audiologist Dr. Kimberly R. King has received many years of advanced training in the area of hearing disorder assessment and diagnosis.
Education: » Doctorate of Audiology » Master of Science Degree, Audiology » Master of Science Degree, Education/Hearing Impaired » Bachelor of Science Degree
Clinical Experience: » Staff Audiologist, Coastal Carolina Otolaryngology, Myrtle Beach, SC » Staff Audiologist, St. Charles Clinic, St. Charles, Missouri » Staff Audiologist, Cardinal Glennon Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri » Staff Audiologist, St. Joseph Health Center and SSM Rehabilitation Institute » Staff Audiologist, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
South Carolina Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist, License HAS-0454
Ron Hansis is our Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and he works all of our office locations. He is from Brownsville, Texas and relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2002. Ron’s background includes a BA of Commerce/Major in Business Admin. & Economics and he also has completed several courses towards a Masters in Sports Management. Ron has been with Advanced Audiology since 2005 and he enjoys working with our patients, testing and evaluating a person’s ability to hear and communicate and offering solutions for a better quality of life. Ron is married with 4 children and in his spare time he is involved in coaching recreational and travel sports teams.
Apprentice Hearing Instrument Specialist Permit HTP-0951
Beth Orlando is our Apprentice Hearing Instrument Specialist Permit HTP-0951 and works all of our office locations. She is from Connecticut and has been in the local area for 10 years. Beth is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and has worked for 35 years in sales and corporate and retail recruiting. She has been with Advanced Audiology since January 2014. Beth is very happy to have settled in Myrtle Beach and she enjoys all the area has to offer. Beth also provides behind the wheel driver training as a SC State Certified Driving Instructor.
Cathy Phillips is our Patient Care Coordinator for our Surfside office location. She is from Waldorf, Maryland and has been in the local area for 8 years. Cathy has an extensive background in sales and retail management. She has been with Advanced Audiology since 2011 and she keeps the Surfside office running smoothly. Cathy and her husband have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Debbie Koontz is our Patient Care Coordinator for our North Myrtle Beach office location. She is from the Washington, DC and Maryland area and relocated here in 2004. Debbie has worked in the medical field for 39 years and she efficiently handles the front office duties along with handling all insurance filing. She has been with Advanced Audiology since 2004. Debbie has one adult son and 2 dogs, Casey and Reba who she rescued and continues to spoil. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping for unique items at specialty stores and dabbles at cooking. Debbie is a Breast Cancer Survivor for which we are very thankful for.
Jerri Atwood is our office manager for all three locations. She is from the Maryland area and has lived in this area since 1976. Jerri’s background includes working in the banking industry and has worked in finance and bookkeeping for 25 years. She has been with Advanced Audiology since 2001 and enjoys the many different duties her job entails. Jerri has been married for 35 years and has one daughter and three grandchildren. She likes to travel, read, spend time with friends and family and enjoys activities with her grandchildren.
Linda Hewitt is the Audiology Assistant to Dr. King and she works closely with our patients. She is from the Virginia and Maryland area and has been in South Carolina for 4 years. Linda has a background as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and has been with Advanced Audiology since 2010. She is the mother of 2 children and a grandmother. Linda enjoys reading, walking on the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys following the NFL.
Mary Beth Henkel
Patient Care Coordinator
Mary Beth Henkel is our Patient Care Coordinator for our Conway office. She recently relocated to the Aynor area from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mary Beth has been with Advanced Audiology since September 2016 and previously worked in a pediatric ophthalmology office. She has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren that she loves spending time with.