As Hearing Care Associates, a division of Fritsch Otology, our goal is to enhance the quality of life through better hearing. Listening and hearing are two of the most important aspects of human communication that enable us to understand each other and the world around us. Our audiologists strive to provide quality hearing care for our patients by offering the most current hearing aid technology and superior service. We are dedicated to providing the best professional care based on the unique needs of each of our patients.
Dr. Michael Fritsch is a board-certified expert, recognized both nationally and internationally, in the treatment of ear disease, inner ear, and skull based surgery. He invented the technique of “Incisionless Otoplasty” for lop ear deformity and is an expert in Salivary Endoscopy and Lithotripsy. Dr. Fritsch achieved distinction as Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical Center. He serves on the review board of six scientific journals and has been named in “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Doctors”, and in the Consumer Council’s ‘Top Otology-Neurotology Surgeons”. Dr. Fritsch has written three medical books titled “Congenital and Early Onset Hearing Loss”, “Atlas of Paranasal Sinus Surgery”, and “Sialendoscopy and Lithotripsy”. Additionally, he has written over 40 scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles and is regularly invited to give oral presentations about his scientific research.
Carol completed her Ph.D. in Audiology at Purdue University and taught five years as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. Returning to Indiana, she directed the Speech and Audiology department at St. Vincent Hospital where she served as a clinical audiologist. She left St. Vincent Hospital in 1983 to work more directly in private medical practice and has extensive experience in all aspects of diagnostic hearing evaluation and hearing aid fitting. Carol is licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Indiana, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She enjoys getting to know each patient to better address their unique hearing challenges. In her private life, Carol spends time racing her sail boat, knitting, gardening, and playing with her golden retriever.
Judy graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing and her Master of Arts Degree in Audiology from Ball State University. She has two years of experience in the public schools as a Speech, Language, and Hearing pathologist and 32 years of experience as a clinical audiologist in both medical and private practice settings. Her responsibilities have included comprehensive audiometric testing, ABR testing, industrial hearing conservation, lipreading instruction, and extensive experience with fitting hearing aids. She is licensed to practice Audiology in Indiana and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Judy finds it extremely rewarding to help people improve their lifestyle through better hearing. She likes spending her free time with her husband, son, and Labrador retriever.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and her Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Massachusetts. Extensive research with the blind using auditory cues resulted in two papers being published in medical journals. She has two years of experience at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health working in the aural-facial-anomaly program. Stephanie returned to Indiana to work in hospital and private practice settings performing Brain Stem and Visual Evoked Potential testing, ENGs, equipment calibration, audiological evaluations, and hearing aid dispensing. She takes great pride in helping the hearing impaired improve their lives through the use of hearing aids and state of the art digital and blue tooth technologies. She is licensed to practice audiology in Indiana and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. When not at work, Stephanie’s passions include gourmet cooking, sharing great friendships, exercise, and volunteer work.
From evaluations to consultations to fittings to custom-made devices and more, we can help you with all of your hearing care needs.
Hearing impaired individuals can also suffer from a very unsettling condition known as tinnitus (ringing in the ears.) State-of-the-art hearing aids are now capable of combining hearing instrument technology with innovative tinnitus management systems.
Hearing impaired individuals who are exposed to extremely humid and/or dusty environments now experience less hearing aid malfunction due to those factors. Most modern digital hearing aid technology is highly water resistant and waterproof models are available.
FDA Guidelines, Medical Devices, Hearing Aids
How’s Your Hearing? Ask an Audiologist
Wireless/Bluetooth Communication Devices
Early Intervention of Hearing Loss
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Indiana Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Why Fritsch Otology?