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Our local hearing center in Cape Girardeau delivers top-notch hearing care through the expertise of our audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists. We provide a lifetime of hearing care including hearing evaluations, digital hearing aids, tinnitus treatment, hearing aid repair, hearing protection, and more! We are your premier local hearing center in Cape Girardeau.

Meet Our Providers

DR. CATHY WILLEN Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Willen has thirty-five years of experience in the evaluation and rehabilitation of hearing in both children and adults. She received her B.A. Degree in Deaf Education and a M.A. Degree in Audiology from Ball State University in Indiana. She was awarded the Clinical Doctorate (AuD) in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, a branch of the Kirksville School of Medicine.

Dr. Willen has been recognized as a “Fellow” by the Academy of Audiology and has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Cathy served on the board of the Missouri Academy of Audiology for three years and was President of the Academy in 2010.

DR. TRENT ESSNER Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Essner received his B.S. Degree in Communication Disorders from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and was awarded his Clinical Doctorate (AuD) in Audiology from Ball State University. Dr. Essner has been recognized as a “Fellow” by the Academy of Audiology and has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Dr. Essner was born and raised in the Southeast Missouri area and was excited to have the opportunity to return to his hometown to practice audiology.