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Are you looking for a great Audiologist in Jackson, MI?

At Community Hearing Center, we pride ourselves in being the only independently-owned, private practice Audiology clinic in Jackson. Utilizing a patient-centered approach, treating our patients like family and using evidence-based best practices is what sets us apart from the rest.

Kelli Bogue, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
About Us

What makes us different?

Community Hearing Center is the only independently owned private-practice Audiology clinic in Jackson, MI. We are a family-run clinic and we treat our patients like part of the family.

A Local, Doctor of Audiology

Our Audiologist, Kelli Bogue, is a licensed Doctor of Audiology and previously worked for a large hearing aid manufacturer before starting Community Hearing Center.

Using a Patient-Centered Approach

Every patient is unique and we approach out treatment with that perspective, focusing on the individual needs of each person.

Follows Evidence-Based Best Practices

We follow evidence-based best practices in hearing aid fittings, including the use of Real Ear Measurements during the programming process.

Reviews & Testimonials

What our Patients Say

"Dr. Kelli was warm yet professional and is clearly knowledgeable. She connected us with the newest technology and presented many, many options for my son to select from to personalize his hearing experience. VERY highly recommend Dr. Kelli Bogue!"


"We were at our cottage on Lake Columbia in Brooklyn when my hearing aid went on the fritz, giving off a ton of feedback. Not having an audiologist in this area, I called Community Hearing Center in the morning to see if they could look at my hearing aid...Dr Bogue and her office manager were extremely helpful and accommodating. Totally 'Blue Chip' experience."


"Dr. Kelli Bogue is very knowledgeable and caring. I'm very pleased with my experience with her and her husband Tyler, who also works there. As an added bonus, you get to be entertained by their little toddler girl while you're there!"


"This team is by far the very best at what they do! I will forever be grateful for the service and friendship they have shown me."


About Us

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Audiologist, “the only independently owned private-practice Audiology clinic in Jackson, MI”, patient-centered approach, evidence-based, best practices,

Patient - Centered Approach

Audiologist, “the only independently owned private-practice Audiology clinic in Jackson, MI”, patient-centered approach, evidence-based, best practices,

Focus on Individual Needs

Audiologist, “the only independently owned private-practice Audiology clinic in Jackson, MI”, patient-centered approach, evidence-based, best practices,


Our services, tailored to you

By taking a hearing test, you're taking the first step toward bettering your hearing health – and your entire health and well-being. 

Hearing exams are straightforward and painless, and they provide crucial information about your current hearing ability. Like with any test, we recognize that there may be some apprehension regarding the procedure. Click below to learn about what to expect during a hearing test at our practice.

Tinnitus is a persistent sound heard by a person, that is not from an external source. This sound is often described as a ringing, chirping, buzzing, or a scratching sound.

For those experiencing tinnitus, it can put a serious strain on their feeling of well-being. While there is currently no cure for tinnitus, there are ways to find relief. Our audiologist has extensive experience providing tinnitus management services.

Permanent pediatric hearing loss can affect a child's life profoundly. Treating hearing loss will help to minimize that chance that your child will grow up facing developmental delays. 
When your child is suspected of having hearing loss, there's no time to waste. Visit us for a hearing assessment, so that your child will get the help they need. 

If your hearing aids aren't working as well as they did when you first got them (or not at all), we're here to help. We offer hearing aid repair services in Jackson, often with same day service.

We can repair most brands of hearing aids including Oticon, Starkey, Unitron, Widex, Phonak, ReSound, Signia and more.

Common signs of APD include difficulty hearing speech in noisy environments, problems locating the source of sounds, frequently asking for information to be repeated and more.

If you suspect you or your child has Auditory Processing Disorder, we're here to help. Dr. Kelli Bogue provides comprehensive APD Evaluations and ongoing treatment for people of all ages.

Better hearing is a process, which requires more than just hearing aids. Once your hearing loss has been appropriately diagnosed and treated with devices, the process of aural rehab begins.

Aural Rehabilitation is the process of adjusting to your hearing loss, learning strategies for better communication, retraining your brain for auditory input and more. We're here every step of the way during your process to better hearing.

Is Community Hearing Center right for you?

About Our Practice

Who we are...

A local, family-owned private practice Audiology clinic

A Doctor of Audiology focused on your overall hearing care

A small dedicated team, where you see the same people each time you come in

A practice that focuses on using evidence-based best practices for our patients

Who we are NOT...

A global conglomerate focused on numbers and not patients

Hearing aid salesmen focused on selling and sales commissions

A rotating team of providers where you see a different face each time

A practice that cuts corners and rushes you out the door


Answering Your Questions One At a Time

What are the different types of hearing loss?

The type of hearing loss that someone suffers from is dependent on where in the auditory system the hearing loss has occurred. There are five types of hearing loss:
-Sensorineural: Due to damage in the inner ear and/or the acoustic nerve. In most cases this type of loss is irreversible but can be greatly improved using hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Conductive: Caused by a blockage in the outer and/or middle ear. Most cases are reversable with treatment. Some require surgery, or treatment in the form of hearing aids. 

Central: When a person’s objective hearing test results are within normal limits, but their central nervous system prevents sound/signals from being processed by the brain, they struggle to decipher speech, especially in the presence of background noise. 

Functional: This type of loss is not common but is attributed to a psychological or emotional condition where a person’s objective hearing test results are within normal limits despite them not being able to hear.

Mixed: As the name implies, this type of hearing loss is a mixture of multiple types of hearing loss with the most common being sensorineural and conductive losses. 

What is the difference between an Audiologist and a Hearing Aid Dispenser?

An Audiologist is an expert in helping to prevent, diagnose, and treat hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders for people of all ages. Depending on the state you live in, an Audiologist may hold a dispensing license, like a hearing aid dispenser. However, unlike a hearing aid dispenser, who only has to have a high school diploma, a Doctor of Audiology holds a professional doctoral degree, along with maintaining state licensure. 

The goal of a hearing aid dispenser is to sell you hearing aids. The goal of a Doctor of Audiology is to provide comprehensive hearing care. We look at your overall hearing health, along with your health in general, to provide the most appropriate recommendations to help you hear. We also make recommendations to other health professionals to ensure that your needs outside our scope of practice are properly addressed. In short, Doctors of Audiology are the most qualified to address your hearing and balance needs. 

What is the difference between a screening and a diagnostic hearing test?

A screening is a basic test of your ability to hear. Generally, it is performed using a limited set of frequencies, at only one loudness level. The purpose of a screening is to determine if more in-depth testing needs to be done.

A diagnostic hearing test measures a person's middle ear function, along with their specific air and bone conduction thresholds at all frequencies, as well as speech understanding abilities. This type of test is necessary for determining if hearing loss exists, what type of hearing loss someone has, and which treatment options are best suited for the loss in question. 

Why do some people need two hearing aids, and others only need one?

Hearing loss does not always occur in both ears. Some people only have a treatable loss in one ear. They may have suffered an injury or infection on only one side. However, most people with hearing loss experience it in both ears. Our brains are designed to optimally process sounds from two ears. This helps us know where sound is coming from, better process speech in background noise, ensure we aren’t missing sound in the unaided ear, and helps listening to be less effortful. 

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any being present in your environment. It can sound like ringing, buzzing, chirping, clicking, static, even music or voices. Tinnitus can be perceived in your ears, filling your head, outside your head, or a combination of these. It can occur in only ear, but this is less common. Tinnitus may occur in time with your heartbeat, which is more concerning. 

Tinnitus is generally a symptom of an underlying condition, the most common being hearing loss. It may also be related to an ear injury or other health condition, like a problem with the circulatory system. Many people can achieve improvements in their perception of their tinnitus with treatment of the underlying cause. Learn more about our tinnitus treatment.

Why do we have earwax?

The purpose of earwax is to clean and protect the ear. The ear is naturally a self-cleaning system, meaning that for most people, there is no need to remove your earwax manually as your body will do it for you. However, in some cases people produce an excessive amount of earwax or have small or curvy ear canals which prevent the wax from migrating out on its own. For these people, professional earwax removal is the safest way to rid the ears of excess wax.

What determines the cost of hearing aids?

Hearing aid cost is comprised of several factors. One is the cost of technology itself. Hearing aids are super small, highly advanced devices. They are worn day in, and day out on your body, which means they are constantly exposed to sweat, dirt, and all other elements in your environment. This means they have to be very robust, in order to last for years and years. 

The technology packed inside hearing aids continues to become more and more sophisticated. Hearing aids can “talk” to each other. They share information about the different sound settings you spend time in. Are you in quiet? Noise? Listening to speech in background noise? In a car? Playing golf? The more diverse the environments you listen in regularly, the more important having the right advanced hearing aid features available becomes.