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Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC

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3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50310

Office Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
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Specialties include:

Comprehensive Hearing Testing
Hearing Aid Repair
Ear Wax Removal

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Meet Leah Uthe

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Dr. Uthe is an Iowa native who has always had a passion for helping others in need. This passion led her to search for a degree in both service and healthcare. After her first Introduction to Audiology class in college, she knew she had found her calling. She earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009, and her Doctorate in Audiology in 2016 from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Uthe has experience with diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aids and protection, tinnitus, and aural rehabilitation services. She is an advocate for hearing health education, and enjoys participating in health fairs events in and round the Des Moines metro. Dr. Uthe is dedicated to serving her patients and the community, and is looking forward to serving the Helping U Hear family.

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"A huge THANK YOU to Dr Leah for always helping my husband with his hearing aids, and taking time to explain what is happening. We are so thankful for your services! 👏🏼"

~ Kelsey O.

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"I don't recommend using their office for services. Major clerical mistakes with never filing/knowing Insurance coverage. Also flat out lied saying my ins. no longer covered hearing aids but it was them not accepting my insurance"

~ Jordan S.

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"Love Dr. Hobson she is awesome."

~ Shawn O.

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"Dr. Hobson and her staff are so kind and knowledgeable and they make the whole process of helping you hear so easy. Simply awesome!!!"

~ Karen H.

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"Thanks to Dr. Hobson for her expertise and caring attitude. With her own hearing loss, she knows what we are going through. Now I can hear the birds sing. I continue to return for check ups after 2 1/2 years. Very satisfied with her support team, too."

~ Linda A.

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"Could not be happier with Dr. Hobson. She is a consumate professional, friendly, experiended and caring about giving me the best aids for my condition. Even allowed me a trial period for a couple of different style devices. An easy to find, convenient location. Try her, you'll like her."

~ Monte S.

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"Dr Hobson did a great job in testing my hearing and fitting me with my hearing aids. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing hearing aids. The receptionist was also very professional and courteous."

~ Gordy J.

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"Dr Hobson is absolutely an awesome person, she is very kind and concerned about your hearing. My first visit was a whole new world, I was deaf, she made me hear, something I haven't done for a long long time. She is a fantastic help if you're having a hearing problem. Highly recommend."

~ Sharon V.

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"Sandra cares & understands her patients. She goes above & beyond to make sure you're happy & hearing properly. She's very polite & easy to talk to. When my hearing aid breaks down, she will make sure that you have some sort of loaner until it's fixed. She has a great staff who is willing to provide any services available, I consider her to be more than a great audiologist, but a great friend as well. She's simply amazing."

~ Patty P.

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"H.U.H. staff is the best!"

~ Ruth S.

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"I went in for a hearing test and Dr Hobson explained the hearing loss i had was great amount of loss. She asked if i had any question and i told her i had alot of trouble hearing peolle on the phone and she asked if i had a ipod and i said no so she filled out a paper for me to get a free ipod that also can be used as a phone that can be used that the people i would be talking with can come up in words that i can read over hearing what they r saying. Her receptionist and other employees r very friendly and i feel goes out of there way to help u. Anyone needing a place to get there hearing check i would highly recommend Dr Hobsons office to anyone. She does accept almost all insurances which is not easy to find a place to get hearing aids."

~ Jolene G.

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"They aim to please! Dr. Hobson's staff is on point."

~ Ruth S.

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"Love working & advocating for those like me with hearing loss. Working on a new project involving audiologic care when diabetes is involved.; Teamwork with other professionals to care for the whole person: pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, nutrition, dentistry,and others."

~ Sandra H.

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"My husband and I appreciate so much the care and knowledge of Dr. Hobson. We have recommended her to a number of people and will continue to do so. Grateful to her for understanding of the stress of hearing loss."

~ Sue F.

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"Outstanding professional who's heart is in changing the lives of the hearing impaired for the better!"

~ Max S.

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"Dr. Sandra Hobson is fantastic. She was committed to making sure I got the right type of hearing aids while staying within my budget. And she makes sure I understand how to operate them. I'm so happy with my new hearing aids and definitely recommend this place."

~ Granny A.

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"Dr. Hobson was very helpful and patient. Answered all my questions and sent me home with hearing aids to try. I definitely recommend her services."

~ Marilyn P.

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"Awesome technician on staff, was ready to fix minor repairs while having supplies/accessories immediately on hand. Although a little far, I WILL be coming here from now for my hearing aid maintenance!"

~ Lisa .

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"I love Dr Hobson. She is one of the most compassionate and personable people I know; truly listens to her patience and has gone above and beyond to help those who need her expertise. She has been a blessing to my life."

~ Saundra M.

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"Dr Hobson did great on what hearing aids to get last yr and did a great job. Thank you"

~ Michael D.

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"Great and helpful people, great and affordable service. Wonderful place!"

~ Edina M.

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"Dr. Sandra is a First rate Caring doctor..."

~ Chad R.

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"Got my aids and now the world is much louder and once im used to them ill be ecstatic"

~ Eric W.

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"So personable and caring!"

~ Rebecca K.

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~ Mary B.

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"Sandra Hobson is a great audiologist and she TOTALLY understands your needs when selecting a hearing aid! Wonderful front office staff and service. Great warranties on products. You won't be disappointed!"

~ Jennifer G.

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"Good people here!"

~ Rick N.

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