Hearing Loss

Your sense of hearing is just as important as your sense of sight. Hearing loss affects physical health, social skills, family relationships, self-esteem, and more. Untreated, it can significantly diminish your quality of life.

Clinical audiologist Jennifer Henson of Mountain Empire Hearing and Audiology Services has 20 years of experience providing evaluations, counseling, discreet light-weight hearing solutions, and custom treatment plans for your lifestyle and budget.

Find Your Customized Hearing Aid Solution

  • Next-generation microchips adjust and balance all sounds around you, not just those in front
  • More natural, more comfortable technology
  • See for yourself with a FREE Listening Demonstration and RISK-FREE Trial

Request your personalized evaluation and consult at Mountain Empire Hearing and Audiology within our Bristol, TN, facility.


The ear is a versatile instrument, picking up everything from the soft buzzing of a bee's wings to the jarring blare of a car's horn. Everytime we hear these sounds, we're "hearing" vibrations.

First, a sound enters the outer ear and hits the eardrum, causing vibrations. From there, the vibrations travel through to the middle ear and then into the inner ear, where they are translated into electical signals and taken to the brain through the auditory nerve to be processed as sound.


Our ability to hear can diminish for a variety of reasons, but the two most common are excessive noise exposure and the natural aging process.


Take the Hearing Quiz to find out if it's time to see a clinical audiologist.


"If you have a hearing problem as I have had, go see Jennifer Henson at Mountain Empire Eye Hearing and Audiology Services. Jennifer was recommended by my ENT and now I am hearing things I couldn't hear before. Thanks Jennifer, you are the best."
~ C. Atwell, Saltville VA

"I have been using hearing aids for serveral years. My hearing became so bad that I could not hear on the telephone. I tried to get help from several different hearing aid companies. None were able to help my hearing. I went to Mountain Empire Hearing and Jennifer worked with me. I am now able to hear much better and able to use the telephone."
~ George T. Mitchell, Abingdon, VA

"We have been very happy with the services of Jennifer Henson. She is highly skilled in evaluating hearing loss and fitting hearing devices tailored to the particular needs of her patients. She also has a warm and caring manner which gives the patient a reassuring confidence that he or she is in good hands."
~ Mr. & Mrs. Wade