Diles Hearing Center was initially established in 1949 and began operations in Athens in 1960. William "Bill" Diles and his wife, Mary, tell of dispensing hearing devices at 100 Morris Avenue here in Athens. As their business grew, they moved to West Union Street to more easily serve the residents of the area.
In 1993, after several years of working with Bill Diles, Diane McVey purchased the business. At this time, her husband built the current location at 275 West Union Street.
In 2010, Dr. Bethany Gonczy was hired to work as a full-time audiologist at Diles Hearing Center. Dr. Gonczy recently purchased the practice from Diane to become the 3rd owner of Diles Hearing Center in over 64 years. She is excited to uphold the reputation that Diles Hearing Center has earned.
Today, Diles Hearing Center continues with the original slogan of "Helping People Hear since 1949." Diane McVey and her staff of licensed audiologists and hearing instrument specialists pride themselves on providing quality, state- of-the-art hearing device technology and comprehensive, professional hearing healthcare while upholding Bill's belief of treating people fairly and courteously.
Diles Hearing Center, and/or staff, maintains membership with American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA); Ohio Speech, Language, and Hearing Loss Association; American Speech and Hearing Association; and the American Academy of Audiology to name a few. In addition, our staff attends trainings offered by the various manufacturers we work with to keep current on technology changes.
On a community level, Diles Hearing Center participates in health fairs, conducts educational seminars, and is available for group presentations regarding hearing conservation, hearing loss, and related topics of interest. Similarly, we support many local organizations throughout the year, such as Stuart's Opera House, Putt People First, Rotary, Athens High School Football, OU Athletics, American Red Cross, Athens Dog Shelter, the Southern Ohio Copperheads, and many more. We believe in a strong community involvement and giving back to our neighbors.
We welcome you to our office and look forward to helping with your hearing healthcare needs today and tomorrow.