Dr. Bethany Gonczy
Bethany is the owner of Diles Hearing Centers. Dr. Gonczy completed her bachelor's degree in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences and her Doctorate of Audiology both from Ohio University. She worked with various Ear, Nose, & Throat surgeons around the area before she came to work at Diles Hearing Center in January 2011. Throughout her education, she completed rotations at Marietta Memorial, WV Regional Educational Services Agency, King's Daughter's Medical Center, Dr. Gregory Krause ENT, Dr. Anil Gokhale ENT, Dr. Gorenstein ENT, Ohio University, and O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Her favorite part about being an Audiologist is being able to help those with hearing loss to be able to freely communicate with their loved ones again. She takes a special interest in each every patient, but really loves a challenge!
She is happily married with two children to Adam Gonczy, a local elementary school teacher and high school track coach.
Dr. Kristen Mitchell
Kristen completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences and Doctorate in Audiology at Ohio University. During her education at OU, she completed placements at Ohio University’s clinic, Dr. Wade’s ENT office, Coastal Audiology, Genesis Healthcare, and Touma Ear, Hearing and Balance Center.
Her favorite part about being an audiologist is being able to help those with hearing loss connect with their family, friends and the outside world again. She believes that every patient’s situation is unique and loves being able to find the best treatment solution for them.
Kristen is from Murray City and currently resides in Nelsonville. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys staying in and watching a good movie or being active outdoors kayaking, canoeing or hiking.
Jim is our hearing aid technician in the Athens and Jackson offices. He was born in Jackson, Ohio but has been a resident of Athens for the past 25 years. He attened Jackson High School and studied business and accounting at Buckeye Hills Career in Rio Grande. Before his employment at Diles, his work background included inventory purchasing and control along with maintenance management. Jim enjoys traveling, playing golf and basketball, and catching up on televison shows.
Katie is our full-time receptionist at our Chillicothe location. She has lived in the Frankfort-Chillicothe area her entire life, graduating from Adena High School in 2005. She married her “high school sweetheart,” Justin. They have been blessed with two wonderful boys, Hayden and Hudson. They are her whole world and definitely keep her busy. Katie also loves spending as much time as possible with family and friends. Katie’s hobbies include camping, running 5k races for different causes, and anything to do with horses, just to name a few. She is excited to be a part of the Diles Hearing Center family.
Lora is our full-time receptionist in our Jackson office. She is a 1998 graduate of JHS and resides in the city of Jackson. Lora and her family attend Antioch Christian Church. She keeps herself busy by tending to her son, Rylan and her daughter, Campbell, along with their two dogs Truffles and Bruno. In her free time, she likes spending time with her nieces, shopping, photography and relaxing while watching tv with her husband Chris. Lora enjoys greeting Diles patients and helping everyone feel welcome in our Jackson location.
Breanna is our full-time receptionist in our Athens office. She is a 2014 graduate of Athens High School. She has lived in the Athens area her whole life. Some of Breanna's favorite things to do are spending time with her friends and family, her boyfriend Tim, and their German Shepard Louie. She is excited to be a part of the Diles Hearing Center family.