About

Over 70 years in business and right around the corner!

 Since we opened the doors of our first office in 1947 our hearing experts have helped thousands of patients reconnect with the sounds they’ve been missing. We’re a third-generation family business and we want our patients to feel like they are part of our family. For many years, we’ve been St. Louis’ full-service hearing care provider and continue to give exceptional hearing care to our community. We have grown significantly in recent years, but our dedicated team of hearing instrument specialists have continued to provide professional hearing aids and high quality hearing solutions.

The team at Southwestern Hearing is lead by veteran hearing specialist  Michael Marino, B.C.-H.I.S. who is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences and holds a masters certificate in Auditory Prosthesis. He has been a member of the International Hearing Aid Society since 1973 and currently a member of the American Hearing Society. Additionally, Mr. Marino holds a State of Missouri Certificate of Authority allowing him to teach hearing instrument science and is a regular contributor to The Hearing Instrument Magazine.

Mr. Marino has earned a prestigious position on the Advisory Council from Nu-Ear electronics. He has collaborated with the St. Louis Ram’s football team to improve auditory input using advanced hearing technology, as well as other professional sporting organizations. He has also received numerous awards from the hearing industry and is a guest speaker in the field of hearing. In 2014, Michael and his father, Albert, were inducted into the Nu-Ear Hearing Aid Hall of Fame for their lifelong commitment to helping people hear.

Cindy Marino-Barnett, H.I.S., Chief Operating Officer is a third generation hearing specialist and has spent her life in the industry. Cindy is licensed to dispense hearing aids by the state of Missouri & Kansas. She graduated from Kemper Military School and College as a Captain, the highest ranking female position available. Cindy is in charge of education and training for all Southwestern Hearing Specialists. She is always working to stay ahead of the latest hearing aid technology and ensure the team is offering the best quality care to our patients.

For more than a decade now, we’ve received the top honor of being Nu-Ear’s number one independent hearing care provider in the USA. Each year since 2016 the St. Louis Post Dispatch has named Southwestern Hearing centers as one of their Top 100 Workplaces in St. Louis and a Top 10 small business.

Hearing is a gift, one that we love giving back to our patients. There’s nothing like watching someone hear again for the first time. We’re lucky to witness these moments – your moments – every single day.

When you trust Southwestern Hearing Centers with your hearing you are guaranteed a complimentary comprehensive evaluation, top-rated personalized service and high quality hearing instruments. Our superior commitment to patient satisfaction has earned us the honor of being Nu-Ear’s #1 independent hearing care provider in the USA.

We believe that personalized care makes all the difference. Our relationship doesn’t end when you walk out of our office — we promise to stand by you during every step of your hearing journey. With us, you’ll continue to receive the following services at no charge:

  • Free screening, testing and programming with the most advanced technology on the market
  • Free adjustments for the life of your instrument
  • Free loss and damage warranty
  • Free professional device cleanings
  • Free re-evaluations to determine if your hearing has changed
  • Free hearing counseling for questions and concerns
  • Free at-home cleaning kits for your hearing devices
  • Huge patient-only discounts on new instruments
  • Access to any of our locations across Missouri and Southern Illinois