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Most federal employees or retirees, as well as employees and retirees who worked for major phone companies, may now qualify for FREE HEARING AIDS!

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Come in for your FREE Hearing Test and a Risk-FREE Trial on Hearing Devices at any of our Southwestern Hearing Center Locations.

Contact Us Now To Learn More 636-946-6570

30 locations in the greater St. Louis area to serve your hearing needs

Come in for your FREE Hearing Test and a Risk-FREE Trial on Hearing Devices at any of our Southwestern Hearing Center Locations.


Putting people first we take every customer’s satisfaction to heart! Check out the reviews for yourself.

Customer satisfaction focused for over 75 years with an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating.

Highly trained, friendly staff! Named Top 100 places to work 6 years running.

AI Breakthrough Award recognizes the use of artificial intelligence to solve problems and revolutionize an industry. Technology that has to be heard to be believed.

Before you visit,
hear for yourself!

Not only are we the areas OLDEST and LARGEST hearing care provider, but we are also the most reviewed! With 1000’S online reviews and testimonials, we invite you to hear for yourself!!

Southwestern Hearing is Active In the Community

We recognize how important it is to be active in our communities. Educating and informing our patients and their loved ones about hearing solutions that work. We want to take an active approach to keep those in need aware of their hearing health and possible hearing options. The time is now to take back your hearing.

Next Generation Sound with amazing technology

Our hearing aids have been awarded TIMES Best Invention of 2019. The new hearing aids now feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. These hearing aids deliver superior sound quality and allow you to enjoy life more fully. Southwestern Hearing Centers offers state-of-the-art hearing aids with cutting-edge artificial intelligence with a beautiful design.

It’s time to improve your life

It’s time to give your ears what they’ve been missing. Try our hearing aids for a no-cost 30-day risk-free trial. If you don’t want to keep them, it won’t cost you a thing. You have nothing to lose, and your hearing to gain. For many years, we’ve been St. Louis’ full-service hearing care provider and we’d love to help you on your hearing journey.

Types of Hearing Loss We Treat

There are many types of hearing loss our professional hearing services can help treat. No matter your degree of hearing loss, our audiologist professionals have an effective treatment option.

Natural Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss that come with natural hearing loss can be the most difficult to spot as they typically progress slowly over time. Additional hearing loss may occur without the patient realizing it. 

Most commonly, natural hearing loss is due to an age-related breakdown in hearing or congenital issues someone may be born with. 

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is more easily identified since it usually has a more noticeable onset. This issue is created by exposure to sounds above healthy decibel levels. This exposure could be a single, intense sound, like a gunshot or explosion, or repeated exposure from a noisy workplace or loud music concert. 

In some cases, this is a case is treatable hearing loss. If the severity of the hearing loss is due to physical damage to the inner ear, some treatments can help reduce symptoms for some people.

Keep Your Hearing Safe

Outside the hearing care office, patients can take steps to complement the work of our professional hearing services. 

First, follow all treatment instructions for treatable hearing loss and overall ear care. Your hearing condition is a team effort.

Invest in custom hearing protection for your noisy lifestyle. If you know you will be encountering high decibel levels or you work in a loud environment, you can help to prevent hearing damage by taking proactive protection measures.  

While we can provide hearing aid repairs and support, you can help by investing in hearing aid care. Make sure you understand how to keep your devices in good condition and follow maintenance directions to keep your hearing aids in tip-top shape.

Our Comprehensive Hearing Healthcare Services

Each of our Southwestern Hearing locations has a hearing instrument specialist ready to develop the treatment plan best suited for you. One-stop, by our office, can improve your quality of life with a custom hearing aid technology solution.

Annual Hearing Tests

To begin your journey towards improving your hearing ability, our annual hearing tests can help to determine what degree of hearing loss you may have and how it can best be treated. Our hearing center and its professional hearing services can then move towards finding you the custom-fit hearing aids you need.

Types of Hearing Aids

In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

After an annual hearing test shows a hearing journey should go in the direction of a hearing aid, the In-The-Ear hearing aid will be one of the most common options available. As the name suggests, this model hearing aid fits the unit and battery inside the ear canal. This design provides advanced hearing care while providing a sleek, discreet hearing aid esthetic.  

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

This model hearing aid is another option that also provides amazing hearing results. In contrast, this hearing device stores the device and battery behind the ear shell, with an insert into the inner ear canal. Hearing impairment is helped with this device as the insert amplifies sound waves as they travel down the canal.

A hearing aid fitting with one of our hearing care professionals can help determine which hearing loss solution might work best for you and which design you enjoy more.

meet the team

Meet the people that make the magic happen 🙂

Cari Cleppe

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Carol Eaton

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Christopher James

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Cindy Marino-Barnett

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Dan Bozwell

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Dennis Rogan

Hearing Instrument Specialist
5 out of 5 stars 5.0


Hearing Aid Features


Traditionally, hearing aids ran on one-use, disposable ‘button’ batteries. These batteries would run for certain battery life and then need to be replaced. More recently, some hearing aids have been developed to run on a rechargeable battery. These hearing aid batteries do not need to be frequently replaced but simply set on a charging station overnight to prepare for use the next day. While a rechargeable battery does come with its share of perks, it also comes with some downsides. Many rechargeable battery packs cannot be replaced by the user but must be taken to a professional when they have hit their life expectancy. While they don’t require frequent changing, even these batteries must be replaced every few years. When that time comes around, some might be surprised by the price tag on those replacements. 

Background Noise Reduction

Background noise reduction technology is becoming pretty standard in most hearing aids. The cost of a device will likely determine the quality of this feature. This feature is aimed at helping distinguish conversation from background noise. Extraneous noise, like wind, the clanging of dishes, or unwanted digital noise, is softened when sent down the ear canal, making these undesired sounds less potent to the listener. 


One of the most advanced features of high-end hearing aids is Bluetooth connectivity. This extra feature allows your hearing aid to connect with your phone to make calls easily or with your television to watch showing more comfortably. This helps vastly with quality of life and the feeling of being involved in your environment. 


Maybe the largest indicator of hearing aid cost comes with the style. The base costs of some more sleek and un-noticeable devices start higher than some more affordable hearing aids. The most common reason hearing aids get put into a drawer and not worn is because users feel that others can see the aids on their ears. This issue can be solved with low-profile or invisible, in-ear hearing aids. While they look great, this style can also come with cost barriers for some.