About Us

Since its founding in 1940, Beltone has been leading the way in advanced hearing aid design and technology, with a commitment to customer care that has remained constant even as the field of hearing aid technology has evolved. With more than 1,500 locations throughout the U.S. and more than two dozen countries, Beltone and its network of hearing care specialists have consistently received top marks for patient satisfaction, ranking in the 90th percentile for both service and products. Today, it’s risen to become the leading provider of high-quality hearing aid products among older Americans.

Beltone Audiology: World-Class Care in Your Neighborhood

Beltone Audiology offers more than two dozen locations throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, providing the world’s most advanced hearing aids so area residents can have the best hearing experience possible. Each office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to diagnose hearing problems in all their stages, helping men and women receive the most appropriate care based on their symptoms, their type of hearing loss, their lifestyle and more. Our highly skilled hearing specialists are experienced in providing the most thorough assessments so you can feel confident in the care you receive every step of the way. Beltone Audiology consistently earns top ratings from the men and women it serves, garnering a 98 percent approval rating from satisfied customers throughout the tri-state area.

Comprehensive Hearing Tests at No Cost to You

You know the old saying – “You get what you pay for.” At Beltone Audiology, free hearing tests are the exception to that rule. Every free hearing test we provide uses advanced testing and computerized technology to ensure the most accurate results, providing you and your hearing care specialist with the information necessary to ensure your hearing aid is ideally suited for your needs. In addition to our free hearing tests, we also work closely with insurers and Medicare as well as offering an array of financing options to make hearing better an affordable option for everyone.

Experience the Beltone Difference

Requesting a free hearing test at any one of our 27 Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi locations couldn’t be simpler: Just call Beltone toll-free at (888) 210-5846 today or use our online form to request an appointment. We can even schedule an free hearing test in your home if visiting one of our centers isn’t convenient.

Our Team

  • Lesley Hendon
    Lesley Hendon
    Owner/Marketing Director

    Lesley Hendon is the Marketing Director for Beltone Audiology. Lesley has been in the industry her entire life. Her parents, Hal and Linda Hames, began the business two years before she was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She grew up within the hearing industry and specifically with Beltone. Lesley decided to join her parents team once she graduated from Auburn University in 2007. Lesley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management but decided that the she was destined at some point to re-join the hearing industry. She now works with her Husband, Sister, Father, and Mother, to create a true family atmosphere within their corporation. Her husband, Jake Hendon, is the current CFO. Her sister, Michelle Hames, is a doctor of Audiology. Her father, Hal Hames, is an Audioprosthologist and current President. Her mother, Linda Hames, is the past CFO and is now in partial retirement. Lesley resides in the Birmingham area with her Husband and daughters, Blakely Hendon and Aubrie Elizabeth Hendon. They also have two wonderful dogs that complete their family.

  • Dr. Michelle Hames
    Dr. Michelle Hames, AuD
    Owner/Director of Audiology

    Dr. Michelle Hames, AuD is the Director of Audiology for Beltone Audiology. Michelle has been in the industry for over 29 years. She started working with her parents, Hal and Linda Hames, in an entry level position at age 15 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Michelle followed her parent’s footsteps by officially joining their team full time in the fitting side once she graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1990. She went on to receive her Master in Audiology from the University of Alabama in 1994 and finally her Audiology Doctorate from the University of Florida in 2000. She now works with her Sister, Brother-in-law, Father, and Mother to create a true family atmosphere within their corporation. Michelle is a member of many regulation boards to help ensure the safety of patients within the hearing industry. Michelle resides in the Birmingham area with her son, Carson Reece. She spends all of her time with her son when she is not at work.

  • Hal Hames
    Hal Hames
    Owner/Director of Sales

    Thomas Hal Hames is the President of Beltone Audiology in Birmingham, AL. Hal has been in the business for over 35 years. He started working in Tallahassee, Fl. Hal and his wife moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fl in 1982 and opened the Beltone Hearing Aid Center that is located in that area. In 1988, Hal moved his family to Florence, AL to be closer to his Mother and Brothers. Family has always been an integral part of his business and personal ethics. Hal expanded to the Birmingham area in 2007 and since then into South Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.  Hal is National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Science and is a Board Certified Audioprosthologist. He works with his wife, two daughters and son-in-law.  He resides in Birmingham with his wife, Linda, and their two dogs. Hal loves to play golf when he gets a chance.

  • Jake Hendon
    Jake Hendon
    Owner/Chief Financial Officer

  • Trey Gorman
    Trey Gorman
    Partner in Georgia Territory
    Director of Georgia Operations

    Trey Gorman is a partner in the Georgia territory and director of Georgia operations. He grew up in Birmingham, AL and graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2008. Upon graduating he joined the Beltone family as a Licensed Hearing Specialist. He now works with the Hames and Hendon family in the state of Georgia to continue serving Beltone and those with hearing challenges. He recently relocated and now resides in Atlanta, GA.

  • Hearing Aids Bessemer AL - Barb Bowe r- Audiology
    Barb Bower
    Executive Assistant

    Barb Bower is a Proud Mother of three sons and one daughter. She moved from Missouri to Alabama in 2011 but has always been a Southern bird at heart. She has over 25 years experience in Emergency Services, the Medical Field and working with the elderly.She is very happy to be with us at at Beltone. She says “We have Awesome Patients and I LOVE talking to them and helping the in anyway I can.” Barb will be the first person you see in our Bessemer office and she will take care of all your hearing needs!