Live your life the way you want.

Find the freedom of better hearing.

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Live your life the way you want.

Find the freedom of better hearing.

Request an Appointment

Dr. Richard Harrell

Founder of The Hearing Clinic

Dr. Harrell earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Radford University with an internship at North Carolina Baptist hospital. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Harrell moved to the New River Valley from New York where he served as professor of Audiology at the State University of New York–New Paltz. He served as assistant professor of Audiology at Radford University from 1994 to 2000 and founded The Hearing Clinic, Inc. in 1995.

Welcome to The Hearing Clinic

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.

Contact The Hearing Clinic

Blacksburg – Davis St.

830 Davis St., Ste 2

Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Get Directions

(540) 440-5134

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm by appointment only

Closed for lunch: 12 - 1pm

Blacksburg – Plantation Rd.

920 Plantation Rd., Ste 104

Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Get Directions

(540) 307-4258

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm by appointment only

Closed for lunch: 12 - 1pm


1802 Braeburn Dr.

Salem, Virginia 24153

Get Directions

(540) 904-4719

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm by appointment only

Closed for lunch: 12 - 1pm

Hearing Aid Options

There's a hearing solution that's right for you.

  • iPhone hearing aid

    Made For iPhone®

    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.

  • Invisible Hearing Aid in handInvisible hearing aidInvisible hearing aid in ear

    Invisible Hearing Aids

    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.

  • Completely in the canal hearing aid in handCompletely in the canal hearing aidCompletely in the canal hearing aid in ear


    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.

  • Behind the ear hearing aid in handBehind the ear hearing aidBehind the ear hearing aid on ear


    Our behind-the-ear technology puts you in control with customizable fit options, wireless connectivity, and easy volume control.

  • In the ear hearing aid in handIn the ear hearing aidIn the ear hearing aid in ear


    Our in-the-ear hearing aids are custom molded for you and are powerful and comfortable, allowing for all-day use.

  • Receiver in the ear hearing aid in handReceiver in the ear hearing aidReceiver in the ear hearing aid on ear


    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.

  • In the canal hearing aid in handIn the canal hearing aidIn the canal hearing aid in ear


    With a discreet, glasses-friendly fit and external controls, our in-the-canal technology is the perfect piece to complement to your lifestyle.

  • Tinnitus left imageTinnitus aidTinnitus on ear


    Beat the annoying, constant buzzing and ringing of tinnitus, and reestablish a sense of normalcy in your life with the AGX® tinnitus solution.


See what people are saying about The Hearing Clinic

  • Dear Dr. Harrell:

    When we get really old, we find that our doctors retire and leave us. Well, a couple of months back, I had to acquire a new “family doctor.” I received multiple different recommendations for him and this was the basis for choosing him. Turns out he is quite young! At our second meeting, I had been asked to bring a list of my doctors (glasses, eyes, prostate, heart, arthritis, teeth, and hearing). I thought I had a large number. I am 85. He questioned me about the tests and the results these doctors had given me. He could see I had hearing aids and when the audiologist’s name came up, Dr. Harrell, he immediately said that he had no questions on Dr. Harrell as he knew that I had been properly taken care of! Read More

    This was a shock to me as I had expected a bunch of questions of Dr. Harrell also. Then I realized I felt the same way about Dr. Harrell as a result of our personal interactions over the years. I was an engineer who designed sound systems and played the tuba in a couple of local bands over many years. Prior to finding Dr. Harrell, I had seen other audiologist.

    As a result of Dr. Harrell’s treatments for me, I recommend him as a great doctor! My new doctor’s feelings for Dr. Harrell convinced me that I made a good choice of my new doctor.

    Carl L. Epley

  • After suffering many years with diminished hearing, I am feeling truly blessed because now I can hear what I’ve been missing! I am able to once again enjoy social gatherings and family outings. My new hearing aids are almost invisible – no one knows I’m wearing them because they blend in so well. I am grateful to Regina for working with me on my hearing test, explaining the type of hearing loss I was experiencing, and working on providing the best hearing aid for me. Without hesitation, I would recommend The Hearing Center to anyone experiencing a hearing loss. The entire staff are so nice and helpful. I really, really enjoy hearing well again.

    R. R.

  • 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."

    Lori & Harold Mick

  • 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,

    Charlotte Wagner

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Nora Fugate

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