We've been a part of the Detroit and Southfield communities for a long time, and many of our patients have been seeing us for years or even decades. We have patients we've been treating since they were children, and we have entire families who entrust us with their hearing healthcare. It's a wonderful feeling and tells us that we must be doing something right. Our patients recognize that more than anything we're here to help them — that our number one priority is serving the needs of our community.
Board-certified hearing instrument specialist Tony Rushing has been helping people with hearing loss reconnect with the people and things they love since 1977.
Tony got his start with a family friend's practice. He soon recognized what a change he was able to bring to someone’s life through better hearing, and he knew that hearing healthcare was the right field for him. Later on, Tony worked for a hearing aid manufacturer, which allowed him to listen to the hearing aids himself, so he could understand what it was like for the patients who wear them. He went on to help patients through United Automobile Workers in Detroit where he worked with many different individuals to solve many different hearing problems.
Building on his diverse experiences with patients in a variety of settings, Tony established his own independent practice, Woodward Hearing Aid Center, in 1981. The original office was located in downtown Detroit for over 30 years, and the practice moved to its new location in Southfield in 2013.
Tony remembers the very first time he met a patient who thought they would never hear well again, but hearing aids were able to help and completely transform their life. He was amazed! Being a hearing aid specialist is the most rewarding career Tony can imagine. Woodward Hearing Aid Center comes from his passion for helping people. It's who we are, and it's what we do.
We've been doing this so long we remember fitting hearing aids using screwdrivers to make adjustments. We know the ins and outs of hearing aids and we stay on top of the latest advances. When Tony tells you what new hearing aid technology is like, he's speaking from experience — he always tries the latest hear aids himself so he knows what they feel like and how they sound for his patients.
The very first time he met someone who thought they would never hear well again, Tony Rushing was floored by the way hearing aids could change their life. It's the most rewarding career he can imagine. Woodward Hearing Aid Center comes from his passion for helping people. It's who we are, and it's what we do.