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About Us

Southwest Hearing Services Building


Southwest Hearing Montrose CO

Dr. Karen Mercer, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology / Founder
Dr. Karen Mercer founded Southwest Hearing Services in 1990 after returning to Colorado following a year at the National Audiology Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from AT Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Audiology from The University of Northern Colorado. She has more than 25 years experience with all types of hearing loss and Hearing Technology Solutions.

  • Doctorate Degree in Audiology: AT Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Master of Arts Degree in Audiology: University of Northern Colorado
  • Board Certified in Audiology: American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow, Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Member, Colorado Academy of Audiology

Karen originally hails from the tiny state of Delaware. When she is not practicing Audiology, Karen enjoys traveling, spending time with her teenage daughter and playing music with her all-girl band Gotta Be Girls. They released their first CD ’56 CHEVY in April 2010.

Soutwest Hearing Services Hearing Testing Booth

How Well Are You Hearing?

Common Signs of Potential
Hearing Loss

  • Difficulty hearing in a noisy environment
  • Women’s voices are more difficult to understand than men’s
  • Hearing seems o.k. but clarity is a struggle
  • TV & radio volumes are too high for others
  • Crowded environments increase listening difficulties
  • Ringing or other noises in the ears


618 E Star Court
Montrose, CO 81401

Phone: (970) 249-3971
Fax: (970) 249-0219


112 Spencer Ave.
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone: (970) 249-3971
Fax: (970) 249-0219


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