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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Amy Swain Hearing Center, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Call us today at 866-801-7512 .
Amy Swain Hearing Centers has been chosen as the best hearing aid center in Mower County 5 years in a row by the readers of the Austin Daily Herald.
Dr. Amy Swain
Dr. Amy has been an Audiologist since 1989, specializing in many different brands of hearing aids.
Dr. Amy went to the University of Minnesota and had not yet decided on her career path when she took a job testing the hearing in chinchillas in a hearing research lab. It was then that she decided she wanted to learn more about how we hear. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in 1987 from the University of Minnesota and went on to acquire her Master’s Degree in Audiology, also from the University of Minnesota, in 1989. She spent about 5 years dispensing hearing aids for Mayo Medical Ventures in Rochester, MN and many years after that working in private practice. Amy’s doctorate degree in Audiology came from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in the spring of 2010. Now with over 25 years of experience, she is confident she can help you hear better.
Dr. Amy Swain is a member of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology as well as a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology. Her hearing centers are also members of the Better Business Bureau.
Director of Audiology
Doug’s father, Bud Freeman started a business selling hearing aids back in 1964. He often did house calls to convince people that their lives could be improved if they could hear better. The name of the hearing aid office was Bud Freeman Hearing Aids. During his father’s career, Doug learned a lot about the benefits of hearing aids and decided he wanted to help people hear better as well.
Doug later became the owner of that business and it was renamed Doug Freeman’s Audiology and Better Hearing Care. Doug earned his Master’s Degree in Audiology from University of Arizona and is the Director of Audiology at Amy Swain Hearing Centers. He will be working in the Rochester and Austin locations. Doug lives in Rochester with his wife Diane and has two children, Christopher and Nicole.
Doug has many years of experience with several brands of hearing aids.
Doug’s office hours are 9 to Noon on Mondays and 9 to 3:30 PM on Thursdays in Austin.
In Rochester his office hours are 8:30 to 5 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8:30 to 12 Noon on Fridays.
Doug says that since 1964, technology has changed immensely and there is much greater satisfaction for hearing aid users today.