About Kenwood Hearing Center
At Kenwood Hearing Center, we provide a variety of hearing health care services for both adults and children. From comprehensive hearing evaluations to custom hearing loss protection, we do it all. Our mission is to improve quality of life through better hearing, making sure you don’t miss out on life’s important moments.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of certified hearing care professionals.
Joyce has been a hearing care professional for over 36 years. She is often heard to say that she began her career at age 12. Actually she became interested in the hearing impaired as a young teen when she babysat for a deaf child and helped with his speech therapy. After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Master of Arts Degree in Audiology, she worked in the medical offices of Dr. Blanchard, Devany, Parker and Willis as their director of Audiology for 20 years. Joyce was one of the first audiologists in the country to dispense hearing aids and has fit thousands of people with amplification over the past 36 years.
She continues to love the field of Audiology. “I have been part of the amazing transformations in hearing health care. It has been fascinating to be able to be part of the digital technology revolution that continues to provide people with hearing loss, better and better hearing aids. When I first started in this field, hearing aids were really just boom boxes, there was little you could do to custom fit them to an individual’s hearing loss. Today, with the advanced technologies available, there is virtually no hearing loss that cannot be helped,” reports Mrs. Johnson.
Diann is one of the co-founders of Kenwood Hearing Center. She and Joyce Kinker-Johnson founded Kenwood Hearing Center in 1993 after working for Drs. Blanchard, Devany, Parker and Willis for eight years. Having graduated from Bowling Green State University, she worked as an audiologist for over 24 years.
“Audiology is the perfect career for me. I am able to use my medical and science backgrounds to help individuals of all ages with their communication needs. I also have the opportunity to get to know not only the patient, but their families and help them find solutions and strategies to help improve communication. There is nothing more rewarding to me than knowing that I have helped to improve a person’s quality of life by finding a hearing solution for them.”
When Diann is not working, she is busy with her husband and two teenaged daughters. They live on a small farm with horses, chickens and goats. Summers are busy with gardening and traveling to horse shows and cheering on the girls. Diann also is an avid cook and knitter, making gifts for her friends and family and chanty knitting.
“For me, being happy and fulfilled in life is finding a balance between a rewarding career that I enjoy, and a busy home life filled with family, friends and hobbies. I think I have found that balance!”
Sarah joined Kenwood Hearing Center in 2006 after working for a local ENT group for 4 years. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree from The University of Toledo in 2000, and her Master of Arts degree in Audiology from The University of Akron in 2002. In 2008, she received a Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Salus University (The Pennsylvania College of Optometry).
“I have an aunt who is a Speech Pathologist and she sort of led me to where I am today, and I’m very grateful to her for that. I love the field I chose because of the people I get to work with. Seeing different patients, each presenting with their own unique challenges to address is what is exciting. There’s nothing better than getting to know so many different people, hearing their stories, meeting their families and finding the most appropriate solutions for their hearing difficulties.”
Sarah is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Emily received her Bachelors of Arts degree in speech from The Ohio State University in 2011 and remained at Ohio State where she earned her Doctorate of Audiology in 2015. Prior to joining Kenwood Hearing Center, Emily completed her 4th year externship at the William C. Tallent VA outpatient clinic in Knoxville TN.
“My favorite part about being an audiologist is the interaction I have with my patients and their families. It’s so rewarding to help improve the quality of life for those who experience hearing loss and tinnitus.”
Dr. Olivia Batten was born and raised in Camby, IN, just outside of Indianapolis. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2014 from Butler University in Indianapolis and earned her Doctorate of Audiology in 2018 from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. During her time at Ball State, Olivia completed rotations in a variety of clinical settings and worked as a 4th year clinical extern in Athens, GA at the Georgia Hearing Center and ENT of Athens. Olivia is licensed by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Olivia is passionate about helping people hear better looks forward to meeting patients at our Toledo, Bowling Green, and Wauseon locations.
At Kenwood Hearing Center, we pride ourselves on fitting the highest-quality hearing aids available on the market today, expertly programmed to meet the demands of your lifestyle.
Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and styles — and are now more comfortable and easy to use than ever before. Learn more about what hearing aids are available and the full range of fitting styles.
Kenwood Hearing Center has offices in Toledo, Bowling Green, and Wauseon. We offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services.
“My hearing aids have made an incredible improvement in my ability to hear clearly what others are saying, a well as ambient sounds. Their unobtrusiveness is an additional benefit”
“My audiologist did an excellent job throughout the appointments in explaining everything. Thank you!”
My audiologist is very good. Experience at Kenwood Hearing Center was very well taken. I am very satisfied with everything”
“My experience was great! So may improvements in different areas. I live a very full life and “happiness” is: living each day confident and carefree and comfortable. Thanks to Kenwood Hearing Cener I am able to enjoy my life to the max! The reason some survey answers are “same” is because my old aids were fit perfectly about 4 years ago. I am very satisfied and happy!”
“I am very happy with these hearing aids. Sarah is very knowledgeable and has met my needs. All the girls are very pleasant and have been since I’ve been coming starting in the 80′s. Thank you and take care.”