Your Local Hearing Experts.

Learn more about our hearing care team and what makes us different. Comprised of an Audiologist (Heather Dooley) and a Hearing Instrument Specialist (Joy Kurtz), our team offers a wealth of hearing healthcare experience to Lebanon area residents.

Heather Dooley, Au.D., CCC-A, CPS/A

Audiologist and Owner

Dr. Dooley grew up in Lebanon and returned home to serve her community. She attended the University of Tennessee to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1994. She then continued her studies there to obtain Master’s of Audiology in 1996. In 2006 she obtained her doctoral degree from - A.T Still University of Health Sciences.

Joy Kurtz, BC-HIS

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Joy is a native of Lebanon, TN, and serves as our Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Since starting at Lifetime Hearing Clinic in 2015 as an Audiologist Technician, Joy has been an integral part of the team and always puts patients first.

Joy’s expertise is to ensure that your hearing aids are not only performing optimally, but also that our hearing solutions fit you and your lifestyle. Prior to joining Lifetime Hearing Clinic, Joy cared for patients of Lebanon as a dental assistant for 22 years. In her free time, Joy loves spending time with her husband, Mike, and two children.

What makes us different?

At Lifetime Hearing Clinic in Lebanon, we are dedicated to helping you hear your best and enhancing your quality of life.

1. We can spend more time than the nationwide corporate clinics.

Our hearing professionals spend the extra time needed to understand your individual hearing needs and provide personalized care.

2. We believe that knowledge and information should be free.

We believe information should be free. Ask us about a free first appointment.

3.We use evidence-based best practices in our hearing aid fittings.

We utilize best practices, as defined by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). This includes Real Ear Measurement (REM) and speech mapping.


Our friendly team is here to help answer any of your questions.
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Mon-Thu from 8am to 4pm and Fridays from 8am to 12pm.