Michele Gillentine, Au.D. F/AAA
Founder and President of Allen Hearing Clinic, Inc.Born deaf in her right ear, Dr. Gillentine felt her struggles and frustrations would be an asset in helping others overcome hearing difficulties. Therefore, she earned her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, upon graduation and worked for a university hospital and an ear, nose and throat clinic. Dr. Gillentine was presented the opportunity to open her own private practice, and upon careful consideration she chose Allen. In her desire to continue providing the best possible hearing healthcare she went back to school and she earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Arizona in 2004. Allen Hearing Clinic, Inc. is proud of its caring and friendly home-like atmosphere where you can relax and have a cup of coffee while being tested with innovative state-of-the-art equipment.
Ashley Yerves, B.B.A
Growing up Ashley always had a passion for medicine. Aspiring to be a pediatric cardiologist most of her life, Ashley moved from South Florida to Auburn, Alabama. After two years of pursing a degree in Biomedical Sciences, she realized her true passion for business and entrepreneurship. After graduating in May of 2012 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Communication, Ashley moved to Dallas to pursue a Masters degree in Marketing as well as an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas. After learning about Dr. Michele’s talent as an entrepreneur and audiologist, Ashley fell in love with the combination of Entrepreneurship and medicine at Allen Hearing Clinic. With a strong background in customer service and in a medical office setting, Ashley is always putting clients and patients first. In her spare time Ashley loves spending time with her family and puppy, and being in Auburn for football season.
Mr. Ear-Resistible joins us from Colorado as a free-standing, visually intriguing, human like sound measuring device. You may meet him at one of our locations or you may see him around town helping us spread the word about hearing, noise exposure, and safe listening levels for personal stereo systems. This is accomplished by placing headphones or earbuds on his ear, turning the personal listening system on to the level generally used. A sound level meter will provide approximately how loud it is and if it is a safe level or potentially damaging to hearing.
Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) are serious health conditions and are on the rise. Portable music devices, ear-level bluetooth devices, and essentially anything that delivers sound into ears has gained popularity and does not seem to be slowing. Tina Tinnitus may be seen at one of our locations or around town to help us educate the public about safe listening levels, intervention and hearing protection. One way this may be accomplished is to place their headphones or earbuds on her ear, turning the personal listening system on to the level generally used. A sound level meter will provide approximately how loud it is and if it is a safe level or potentially damaging to hearing.