Karla K. Speidel Quillen
President/Hearing Aid Specialist
A native of Chincoteague, Virginia, Karla earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. Over the last 25 years, she has owned and managed several small businesses on the Eastern Shore. She is currently licensed and board certified as a hearing aid specialist in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. It is her goal to give back to her community by raising hearing health awareness and assisting those who are eligible, with finding devices that will provide them with better hearing. Karla is also fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) for the past 30 years and has translated for the deaf and hearing impaired for many years.
David R. Quillen Jr.
Vice President/Public Relations
Also a native of Chincoteague, Virginia, David studied at Ferrum College. With over 25 years in customer service on the Eastern Shore, he knows how to satisfy the hometown citizen. Managing several small businesses has given him expertise in corporate relations and marketing. He prides himself in product research and customer satisfaction. With David Quillen, the customer IS always right.
CANDISANN SIMON YOUNG RECEPTIONIST
A resident of Delaware Candisann is the smilling face you see at the front desk when visiting Hear On the Shore. With over 10 years of customer service experience, Candisann credits the enjoyment of her job, to getting to know all the people who come for service here in the office. When asked, she loves being a part of what Hear on the Shore does, and seeing first hand how the patients’ lives can be enriched by what is offered and states it as something wonderful!
I just want to say a huge and very grateful thank you, to you for your kindness and care shown to Tim and myself. It is wonderful to hear all members of the family and be part of the conversation without saying something stupid. May the good Lord bless and keep you and your family.
– Tim & Lillian
Karla has been so patient with me. So far I have trialed four pairs of hearing aids and am planning to try one more before I buy. That’s three months of trials without a purchase! I’m so thankful that I found her through TruHearing.
I went an audiologist in Salisbury prior to going to Karla and they basically told me that I needed trust that they would pick the right hearing aid for me. They insisted that “harsh” settings were correct for me. They told me I just wasn’t used to hearing those sounds anymore and I would get used to it. Just remember hearing aids should aid in understanding not just add noise.
Since seeing Karla at Hear on the Shore, I have learned that each brand is very different and you’ll never know unless you try. I have also learned that you need to be comfortable with your hearing aid fitter. You should be able to suggest changes for your settings and they should listen to your concerns. And Karla does all those things.
I worried at first because she travels to different pharmacies seeing patients. She sets up a make shift office and tests in an open room. (The audiologist I went to tested in a sound proof booth.) However her results were the same as the audiologist’s. I’m sure her traveling around the Shore improves accessibility for patients and keeps costs down. This allows her to flexible with trials and her schedule. Don’t hesitate your hearing is worth it, call for a screening today!