The Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center (SNHAC) was established in 2007 with Dr. Heather Dean at the helm, serving patients with hearing challenges. In 2019, audiologist Dr. Gurries joined the SNHAC team as the practice grew. Today, residents of South Reno, Carson City can take advantage of the expertise of our seasoned audiologist and leading-edge audiology equipment. Our hearing care services in Northern Nevada can help you or a loved one determine your level of hearing loss and find the best hearing solutions for your needs.
The Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center was a natural evolution of the Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat (SNENT) practice founded by Dr. Paul Manoukian in 1995. While the practice has always had an audiologist on its team, as it grew, and more and more patients required hearing aids and audiology services, it made sense to open an independent practice dedicated to those services.
We have created a welcoming environment where patients can get their hearing evaluated and hearing issues addressed in a timely manner. Our high quality hearing services include hearing evaluation, hearing aid purchase, fittings, repairs, and training in how to properly use a hearing aid. Specially designed sound booths with precisely calibrated equipment help Dr. Dean and Dr. Gurries determine a patient’s hearing ability. They also use a video otoscope to view inside the ear canal and ear drum, offering patients a full-screen view of their ear canal.
Here at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center, we offer expert hearing care services to patients of all ages. We use the latest technology to help you better understand your hearing loss and options to improve hearing. We understand how to help you find a better quality of life with the best hearing devices on the market.
Dr. Dean and Dr. Gurries offer hearing services at three locations in Carson City.
Book an appointment with our experienced audiologists today and discover how easy it is to improve your life and your hearing with the right hearing specialists.
The audiologists of Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center are trained and experienced in the art and science of hearing care – commonly called audiologist or ear doctors. Our hearing care services in Northern Nevada can help you or a loved one determine your level of hearing loss and find the best hearing solutions for your needs.
Doctors of audiology at SNHAC are expertly trained doctors. After completing medical school and a residency, our doctors have received certification at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. In addition to their extensive training, they keep up on the latest audiology developments with continued education.
Dr. Heather Dean is a top audiologist in Carson City Nevada — a 20-minute drive from South Reno. As a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology, Dr. Heather Dean has worked with patients at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center (SNHAC) for over 14 years.Make an Appointment
Dr. Heather Dean earned her Doctor of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2005. She is passionate about helping people improve their hearing and takes the time to listen to her patients. Dr. Heather Dean is committed to caring for her customers and understanding their unique hearing needs. She ensures patients are fully satisfied with their hearing solutions.
Dr. Heather Dean now accepts patients at all three Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat locations.View Locations
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If you’re in South Reno, Carson City or anywhere in between, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center. We’re now accepting new patients for in-person appointments and hearing aid fittings.
From a young age Madi Gurries, Au.D. knew she wanted to better people’s lives. Her brother had speech delays as a young child, which ultimately led Dr. Gurries to study speech-language pathology. Although, it was not until she was introduced to the field of audiology that she immediately found passion helping individuals hear and communicate better. Dr. Gurries earned her bachelors degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and then went on to complete her doctorate degree from Utah State University. She completed her externship with St. Luke’s Hearing and Balance in Boise, ID before joining SNENT.
She is passionate about philanthropy and has completed several humanitarian missions with Starkey Hearing Foundation, providing hearing healthcare to the under-served populations in both Phnom-Penh, Cambodia and Nairobi, Kenya. At SNENT Dr. Gurries finds enjoyment completing diagnostic auditory and vestibular evaluations, as well as providing amplification services for patients of all ages. Dr. Gurries holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Gurries is a 5th generation Nevadan and lives in Reno with her husband. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her dog Sophie and spending time with friends and family.