At The Hearing Clinic, we truly believe that better hearing leads to a better life.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care need, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus , and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology . Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to The Hearing Clinic means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing and balance needs are being met.
The Hearing Clinic wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
There's a hearing solution that's right for you.
Hearing aids that function in sync with your smartphone are among the most convenient technology available — but no hearing system operates as an extension of your devices the way the Made for iPhone® Hearing Aids do.
Our discreet invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid offers a secure fit and advanced noise-processing technology, making it ideal for life on the go.
Sleek and subtle, this completely-in-the-canal technology is molded to the contours of your ear for a superior fit that offers a natural look and hearing experience.
Our behind-the-ear technology puts you in control with customizable fit options, wireless connectivity, and easy volume control.
Reliable and convenient, the receiver-in-the-canal device has a lightweight feel and a flexible fit, and it is among our most popular systems.
With a discreet, glasses-friendly fit and external controls, our in-the-canal technology is the perfect piece to complement to your lifestyle.
Our in-the-ear hearing aids are custom molded for you and are powerful and comfortable, allowing for all-day use.
See What People are saying about The Hearing Clinic
On August 26, 2015, I left Dr. Richard Harrell's Hearing Clinic with my 91 year old husband, who had just been fitted with high-tech, high-tier hearing aids. I suggested that to test his new equipment, we drive to Eggleston to eat at our favorite restaurant, the Palisades; a busy, noisy upscale eatery. On previous visits Harold had difficulty hearing the waiter describe the entrees and more importantly he was unable to hear my weak voice. But on this visit we were in for a pleasant surprise. Harold heard the waiter's description of the "chef's whims" easily. The sound of the restaurant were not distorted and unnaturally loud as Harold thought they would be, but he heard distinctive sounds, such as dishes banging, people talking, and our table conversation was perfectly normal. In short he heard "naturally." I think these hearing aids are "totally awesome."
Since I have only 30-50% of my natural hearing, being able to hear means I wear hearing aids 24/7. I wear my newer hearing aids during the day and one of the older ones at night. When I lived in Stuart, Audiology Hearing Aid Associates in Danville took care of my hearing needs. After I moved to Christiansburg, I wanted a hearing specialist closer to my home, so the Danville office suggested I see Dr. Harrell at The Hearing Clinic in Blacksburg. When I met with Dr. Harrell, he had become familiar with my records sent from Danville and he even knew my mother who was a volunteer at the hospital when he worked at Galax. With improved technology and Dr. Harrell’s expertise, he fitted me with a pair of new Phonak hearing aids. He even introduced me to a device that helps me hear better when riding in a car, or listening to a speaker, or watching television. I have been able to hear really well with my new hearing aids without any feedback (whistling), they adjust to the noise level automatically. I do not have to push any buttons to adjust them. I couldn’t be happier!
If you are having problems hearing, I would suggest you make an appointment with The Hearing Clinic in Blacksburg, Virginia and see Dr. Richard Harrell or one of his associates.
After going to Dr. Harrell and having a hearing test, I knew that I needed hearing aids. Dr. Harrell demonstrated the various hearing aids to me. Then, Dr. Harrell took my hearing test results and programmed it to fit my hearing needs. My hearing aids have opened up an entire new world to me. I can hear many things that I had not heard in a long time. My experience with The Hearing Clinic has been very rewarding in my life.
Thank you Dr. Harrell,
Back in the early 1970’s I spent 3 years on a Navy flight line working on jets with what I now realize was insufficient hearing protection. In the late 1970’s I got a job running chainsaws for an organization that in the beginning did not offer hearing protection. After a couple of hearing evaluations I realized I had a “little” hearing loss. My last hearing test was this fall with Regina, when she told me I could use hearing aids. I asked when and she said now. I said one ear and she said two. Not things that I wanted to hear. But she worked with me, got me the type of aids I needed, and helped me to hear again. I knew I had a small hearing problem but I didn’t know how bad it was until she fitted me with my hearing instruments. I’m hearing things I haven’t heard in a long time and they sound strange. I don’t say “what” to my wife anymore when she’s talking to me and the TV volume is a few octaves lower. I now hear my cell phone in stereo through the Bluetooth and that is just an added bonus. Thanks Regina.
Showing empathy for the client and teaching me about my needs, Dr. Harrell has made the process of accepting hearing assistance as smooth and worry free as possible. Appointments are scheduled with buffer time and occur as scheduled. He explained that the most expensive aid is not always best for the individual situation. My intervention was tailored around my specific needs and follow up allowed for tweaking the effectiveness of my device.
She actually listened to me and helped me choose the right hearing aid for my hearing loss, lifestyle and budget and she was so patient with my questions. As a result, I can hear better than I have in years.
Dear Dr. Harrell, No more…. ”Turn the TV up!” “You’re mumbling again.” “What did they say..?” “Why is the audience laughing??” “No, I don’t hear the birds singing” “Why does my grandchild speak so faintly?” When I finally realized how much I was missing, I saw you, Dr. Harrell. From the first moment I had my hearings aids, I have not removed them except to shower and sleep. I love them and am so grateful not to be missing all the sounds and conversations that I had been missing before. I find myself urging friends and family members to be tested if they have any hearing problems. Life I so much more enjoyable when I am not constantly straining to hear what is being said. Many thanks to Dr. Harrell. Sincerely,
Dear Dr. Harrell
I have some observations about my new Oticon hearing aids that I would like to share with you and your patients. Not only has the sound and quality of my hearing improved drastically, but I have also experienced an exciting change in my social life and state of mind. Before being fitted with the new aids I was hearing less and less in settings such as meetings, restaurants, the car, movies, plays, musical concerts and lectures. I was giving inappropriate responses to others during conversations and I could tell that it was irritating to others to have to repeat for me frequently. As a result, I was beginning to withdraw from these situations. I would sit through meals with friends saying almost nothing. I stopped going to certain events and social gatherings because of the frustration of not being able to hear and to interact. As I try out my new hearing aids in various venues, I am amazed at how much I was missing. Now I am able to take part in all of the activities from which I was withdrawing. I am so much happier and actually feel as though I have reconnected with the human race. Not only can I hear better..I can live better.
Thank you so much for helping to make this enormous change in my quality of life.
Dr. Harrell, My new aids are more comfortable to wear. I love the Bluetooth feature of the streamer when using my cell phone. New aids give me a more natural sound so that I can sing with my chorus again. Aids are smaller so wearing glasses is more comfortable.
From 2005 to 2009 Dr. Harrell took care of my 95 year old father while he lived with me in Blacksburg. You can not explain the level of service he and his staff delivered to my Dad. I now live in the Netherlands, and am in need of hearing aids. Rather than work with the relatively inexpensive services provided here, I prefer to make a trip to Blacksburg to consult with Richard. I believe he will tell me honestly everything I need to know, and what solution he believes would be best for me (not try to just sell me the most profitable hearing aids, which seems to be a more common practice, especially in Florida, my home state) If you need help with your hearing, he is absolutely the ‘GO TO’ guy!
I’ve been suffering with tinnitus for over two years. With the help of my PCP, I went through numerous diagnostic studies along with office visits to several specialists. Through the months since the onset I’ve tried everything from hypnosis to acupuncture with no relief from the excruciating noise inside my head. Several months ago I received a flyer from The Hearing Clinic announcing an addition to their staff (Dr. Merrifield, formerly Dr. Mason) specializing in treating tinnitus. This was exciting news for me and I couldn’t wait to make an appointment to discuss possible treatments for this horrific condition. I met with her twice, and although she didn’t have a miracle cure and wouldn’t offer false hope, she did listen and offer some very astute advice. She was able to present a better understanding of how to cope with tinnitus.
Dr. Merrifield helped me tremendously by listening and caring. It was exciting and refreshing to meet with someone that’s dedicating their professional life to treating and working toward a solution to tinnitus. She freely shared her knowledge and information, and helped me to explore several avenues to begin managing my tinnitus. There’s not a cure for this condition and I still have many very bad days, but there are good days too. Thanks to Dr. Merrifield, I treasure these days and have learned ‘not to go looking for the noise’ when the level has somewhat abated.
It was comforting to meet and to discuss my condition with a professional that understood how debilitating and life altering acute and chronic tinnitus can be. I would encourage anyone with tinnitus to meet with Dr. Merrifield as soon as possible. I also feel confident that if any additional treatment or other viable relief options become available, that Dr. Merrifield will again champion and share any information with me immediately.