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33605 US-280, Childersburg, AL 35044

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Dr. Summer Karns Heard, Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Summer Karns Heard, Au.D, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Summer Karns Heard is a Doctor of Audiology. Summer is originally from Oxford, Alabama and attended both The University of Alabama and Auburn University. She received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) in 2007 from Auburn university and started working at Patillo Balance and Hearing Center in April in 2019. Summer began working in the hearing industry in 2007. Not only does she strive to help patients hear better, she also has a personal tie to hearing loss. One of her children, Hayden, suffers from unilateral hearing loss.

What Summer loves most about saving hearing lives is being able to enjoy helping individuals reconnect to the world around them. Summer focuses on treating all her patients with the same loving care as her son.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Summer enjoys watching football and spending time with her family and friends.

Angie Murphree

Angie Murphree

Patient Services Coordinator

Angie Murphree is a PSC. She is originally from Childersburg, Al. and moved to Columbiana, Al. in 2005. Angie has 18 years of experience in Assisting in the field of Orthodontics and Patient Care. Angie began working in the hearing industry in 2019 and was drawn to the profession because of her passion for helping others to achieve the best experience in patient care that they deserve.

What Angie loves most about saving hearing lives is the communication relationships it restores with the patient and their family and friends. Angie strives to make every patient feel cared for, welcomed and appreciated in her everyday work.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Angie loves spending time with her family watching Alabama Football and her hobby with furniture restorations and woodwork.

Customer Reviews

I would like to congratulate Dr. Summer Heard for her awesome abilities to find solutions to hearing aid issues and having the knowledge to fine tune my aids for optimum effectiveness. She has truly been a blessing! I look forward to a long term relationship with her going forward. I...

Jill McCarter, on Google

Posted by James Kerry McGuire. Dr. Summer Heard did an excellent job when I purchased my last set of hearing aids. She explained every detail about my new hearing aids including how to use the remote, Surf Link and thrive app. She also paired my hearing aids to my iPhone...

Kerry McGuire, on Google

Had a great experience. Angie was so helpful and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend Pattillo to anyone suffering with hearing problems.

Clay Spivey, on Google

Great experience! Great people!

Becky Eaves, on Google

I loved it they fit I. Can here myself talk but I have to turn my tv up to 30 percent to here what they are saying on tv air conditioning is on

Betty Pogue, on Google

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