ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice that has served our area for over 40 years. Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care needs, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing and tinnitus with the most advanced technology. And while diagnosing and initial treatment with the best technology is important, our exceptional follow-up care ensures your hearing needs are being met.

We want you to be satisfied with your care and offer a 30-day trial period. 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.

We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice that has served our area for over 40 years. Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care needs, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing and tinnitus with the most advanced technology. And while diagnosing and initial treatment with the best technology is important, our exceptional follow-up care ensures your hearing needs are being met.
We want you to be satisfied with your care and offer a 30-day trial period. 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
n your life.

Why Choose Us?

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WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEARING.

We love helping people reconnect with those they love through better hearing. Our passion is helping you hear better so you can enjoy your passions, too.

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WE LOVE HELPING PEOPLE RECONNECT WITH THOSE THEY LOVE THROUGH BETTER HEARING.

We want you to be happy with the hearing solution we recommend for you; it’s of utmost importance to us. We know that the more you understand about your hearing loss and your options, the more you’ll be able to make an informed buying decision.

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WE’RE THE LOCAL HEARING EXPERTS.

Our staff is well-trained and certified in audiology and hearing aids.

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WE CAN ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE YOUR LEVEL OF HEARING LOSS.

Our skilled staff of licensed audiologists performs diagnostic hearing tests that are thorough, precise and accurate. Based on your hearing test results, we can recommend the best solutions to help optimize your ability to hear.

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EXACT FITTINGS AND PROGRAMMING GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION.

Our professionals are skilled at fitting and programming hearing aids based on your hearing test results. We use the most advanced fitting methods and equipment to make sure you hear with maximum clarity, even in the most difficult listening situation.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART HEARING AIDS OPTIMIZE YOUR ABILITY TO HEAR.

We work with the best manufacturers and offer a complete line-up of the most technologically advanced hearing aids available.

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EXCEPTIONAL FOLLOW-UP CARE GIVES YOU ONGOING, PERSONALIZED SERVICE.

Your relationship with us continues well beyond the time of your initial fitting. Your follow-up care includes ongoing office visits to ensure your hearing aids continue to work as they should.

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WE OFFER ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

For your convenience, we offer a full line-up of hearing aids, batteries and other hearing accessories.

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FREE HEARING DEVICE “CLEAN AND CHECK” SERVICE KEEPS YOUR HEARING AIDS PERFORMING LIKE NEW!

We will teach you how to care for your hearing aids during your initial fitting, but feel free to visit us any time for a complete and thorough cleaning of your hearing instruments.

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WE SERVICE AND REPAIR HEARING INSTRUMENTS.

We can service and repair hearing aids in our office, often on a day’s notice. If your hearing aid ultimately needs to be sent out for repair, we’ll be glad to expedite that service for you.

Why Choose Us?

1 icon

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEARING.

We love helping people reconnect with those they love through better hearing. Our passion is helping you hear better so you can enjoy your passions, too.
2 icon

WE LOVE HELPING PEOPLE RECONNECT WITH THOSE THEY LOVE THROUGH BETTER HEARING.

We want you to be happy with the hearing solution we recommend for you; it’s of utmost importance to us. We know that the more you understand about your hearing loss and your options, the more you’ll be able to make an informed buying decision.
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WE’RE THE LOCAL HEARING EXPERTS.

Our staff is well-trained and certified in audiology and hearing aids.
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WE CAN ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE YOUR LEVEL OF HEARING LOSS.

Our skilled staff of licensed audiologists performs diagnostic hearing tests that are thorough, precise and accurate. Based on your hearing test results, we can recommend the best solutions to help optimize your ability to hear.
5 icon

EXACT FITTINGS AND PROGRAMMING GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION.

Our professionals are skilled at fitting and programming hearing aids based on your hearing test results. We use the most advanced fitting methods and equipment to make sure you hear with maximum clarity, even in the most difficult listening situation.
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STATE-OF-THE-ART HEARING AIDS OPTIMIZE YOUR ABILITY TO HEAR.

We work with the best manufacturers and offer a complete line-up of the most technologically advanced hearing aids available.
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EXCEPTIONAL FOLLOW-UP CARE GIVES YOU ONGOING, PERSONALIZED SERVICE.

Your relationship with us continues well beyond the time of your initial fitting. Your follow-up care includes ongoing office visits to ensure your hearing aids continue to work as they should.
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WE OFFER ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

For your convenience, we offer a full line-up of hearing aids, batteries and other hearing accessories.
9 icon

FREE HEARING DEVICE “CLEAN AND CHECK” SERVICE KEEPS YOUR HEARING AIDS PERFORMING LIKE NEW!

We will teach you how to care for your hearing aids during your initial fitting, but feel free to visit us any time for a complete and thorough cleaning of your hearing instruments.
10 icon

WE SERVICE AND REPAIR HEARING INSTRUMENTS.

We can service and repair hearing aids in our office, often on a day’s notice. If your hearing aid ultimately needs to be sent out for repair, we’ll be glad to expedite that service for you.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Dr. Daniel Schumaier

Dr. Daniel R. Schumaier

Owner
Daniel R. Schumaier received his undergraduate training at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, receiving a BA in Speech Pathology in 1966.
After two years’ service in the US Army as a medic, he pursued a master’s degree in Audiology from the Central Institute for the Deaf at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to earn his PhD in Audiology from Michigan State University in 1972.
Dr. Schumaier’s audiology career started in academia when he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and started the Audiology Program at East Tennessee State University. Two years later he entered private practice, and was one of the first audiologists in the country whose practice extended beyond hearing diagnostics to the actual dispensing of hearing aids, and also to include industrial hearing conservation.
Dr. Schumaier was a founding member of the Audiological Resource Association (ARA), serving as its first president from 1975-1977. He is involved in numerous professional organizations and received AAA’s first Humanitarian Award in 1995.
Dr. Schumaier holds numerous patents, both domestic and foreign, including patents for the Dry & Store conditioning system; TransEar, the bone conduction hearing instrument for single-sided deafness; and Clik, the only premium technology digital hearing aid that is able to be programmed without computers, cables, or software.
He is the President of EarTechnology Corporation, which manufactures and distributes Dry & Store, TransEar, and Clik. He resides in Elizabethton with his wife, Donna. They enjoy traveling and golf.

Dr. Sarah A. Scharfstein

Audiologist

Dr. Sarah Scharfstein grew up in Elizabethton, TN, and graduated from Elizabethton High School in 2000. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003 from ETSU. As a member of the inaugural Doctorate of Audiology program at ETSU, Dr. Sarah received her Au.D. with honors in 2007.
She served as the 100th President of the Rotary Club of Johnson City from 2015 to 2016. She is also a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has served on the Board of Directors for over 7 years. She has previously served on the Dawn of Hope Foundation Board. For more than a decade, she was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Audiological Resource Association. She was the 2015 Audiological Resource Association’s Audiologist of the Year. During her youngest son’s time in Cub Scouts, she served as Den Leader and Cub Master of Pack 25.
In 2012 she was named the Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty for the Tri-Cities, Tennessee/Virginia.
Dr. Sarah and her husband, Dr. Ben Scharfstein a general/vascular surgeon, reside in Piney Flats on the lake with their 3 sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.

Dr. Jordan Wines

Audiologist

Dr. Wines is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned his Audiology Doctorate. The majority of his graduate training was in the VA Hospital system and ENT offices performing diagnostic evaluations of hearing and balance, as well as providing quality treatment for hearing loss and Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV).
As an audiologist and a musician, Dr. Wines has a passion for helping people who struggle with hearing, sound sensitivity, and tinnitus. He is committed to providing the best care for all his patients and excels at helping his patients fall in love with hearing. He was born and raised in Tennessee, and he and his wife love going to UT football games and attending Homecoming.
Dr. Daniel Schumaier

Dr. Daniel R. Schumaier

Owner
Daniel R. Schumaier received his undergraduate training at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, receiving a BA in Speech Pathology in 1966.
After two years’ service in the US Army as a medic, he pursued a master’s degree in Audiology from the Central Institute for the Deaf at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to earn his PhD in Audiology from Michigan State University in 1972.
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Dr. Schumaier’s audiology career started in academia when he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and started the Audiology Program at East Tennessee State University. Two years later he entered private practice, and was one of the first audiologists in the country whose practice extended beyond hearing diagnostics to the actual dispensing of hearing aids, and also to include industrial hearing conservation.
Dr. Schumaier was a founding member of the Audiological Resource Association (ARA), serving as its first president from 1975-1977. He is involved in numerous professional organizations and received AAA’s first Humanitarian Award in 1995.
Dr. Schumaier holds numerous patents, both domestic and foreign, including patents for the Dry & Store conditioning system; TransEar, the bone conduction hearing instrument for single-sided deafness; and Clik, the only premium technology digital hearing aid that is able to be programmed without computers, cables, or software.
He is the President of EarTechnology Corporation, which manufactures and distributes Dry & Store, TransEar, and Clik. He resides in Elizabethton with his wife, Donna. They enjoy traveling and golf.

Dr. Sarah A. Scharfstein

Audiologist

Dr. Sarah Scharfstein grew up in Elizabethton, TN and graduated from Elizabethton High School in 2000. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003 from ETSU. As a member of the inaugural Doctorate of Audiology program at ETSU, Dr. Sarah received her Au.D. with honors in 2007.
She served as the 100th President of the Rotary Club of Johnson City in 2015-2016. She is also a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has served on the Board of Directors for over 7 years. She has previously served on the Dawn of Hope Foundation Board.
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For more than a decade, she was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Audiological Resource Association. She was the 2015 Audiological Resource Association’s Audiologist of the Year. During her youngest son’s time in Cub Scouts she served as Den Leader and Cub Master of Pack 25.
In 2012 she was named the Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty for the Tri-Cities, Tennessee/Virginia.
Dr. Sarah and her husband, Dr. Ben Scharfstein a general/vascular surgeon, reside in Piney Flats on the lake with their 3 sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.

Dr. Jordan Wines

Audiologist

Dr. Wines is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned his Audiology Doctorate. The majority of his graduate training was in the VA Hospital system and ENT offices performing diagnostic evaluations of hearing and balance, as well as providing quality treatment for hearing loss and Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV).
As an audiologist and a musician, Dr. Wines has a passion for helping people who struggle with hearing, sound sensitivity, and tinnitus. He is committed to providing the best care for all his patients and excels at helping his patients fall in love with hearing. He was born and raised in Tennessee, and he and his wife love going to UT football games and attending Homecoming.

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106 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 928-5771

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400 Y Street
Greeneville, TN 37745

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Johnson City
106 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 928-5771

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400 Y Street
Greeneville, TN 37745

(423) 638-2721

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