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Jon Hoffman, HIS
Jon lives on the island with his wife Laurie, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In his free time, he likes to fish, watch football, and play with his dogs Newton, Fluffy and Scruggy as well as his cat Winston.
Chrissy York, HIS
Chrissy has a passion for helping people hear and is proficient in programming the following manufactures’ instruments: Starkey, GNResound, Sonic Innovations, Widex, Unitron, Siemens, and Phonak. She is up to date on the newest hearing technology and strives to provide all her patients with the best products available in their budget. When she isn’t helping other hear better, she loves spending time with her husband Michael and their adorable son Levi.
Laura Ramirez, HIS
Beth resides in Aransas Pass, Texas with her husband Fred. The two are high school sweethearts, and have two daughters as well as three granddaughters. Beth enjoys spending most of her time with her husband and grandchildren and cooking delicious new meals for dinner.
Linda has been with Hearing Aid Company of Texas since 2014. She works in the Corpus Christi location and is the General Manager for all seven of our locations. Linda enjoys spending time with her 3 children and granddaughter. Her hobbies include playing online scrabble, crafting and refurbishing old furniture.
Patient Care Coordinator/Physician Liaison
Zurich, or “Z” as she is known around here, is the patient care coordinator in our Kingsville office, as well as the Physician Liaison for all of our locations. Originally from the Valley, Z joined our team in October of 2016 and we couldn’t be happier to have her as a part of the family. Z loves to travel back to the Valley often to visit family and friends. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Z spending time with her boyfriend Jose Adan and working out at the gym.
Steve Hoffman, BC-HIS
Steve is Wayne’s oldest son and is the Hearing Instrument Specialist in our Portland and Houston locations. He worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) for 23 years in Galveston at St. Joseph’s before joining his parents and brother Jon at the Hearing Aid Company in 1992. Subsequently, he earned his BC-HIS (Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist) and is trained in all the newest technology available in digital hearing aids, as well as in house repairs.
Steve resides permanently in Houston with his wife Linda, traveling to the different locations throughout Texas weekly. He has one son, Matthew, who is an excellent chef in Austin, but his other “baby” is his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He travels to South Dakota yearly to enjoy the Sturgis motorcycle rally and ride through the Black Hills with Wayne and his brother Dave.
Monica A. Vargas
C-MA- Insurance Specialist
Monica resides in Orange Grove, Texas with her husband Victor, who is a firefighter for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas. They have been married for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with their four children and fellowshipping at their local church.
Kathy Rittman, HIS
Kathy works as the Hearing Instrument Specialist in our Portland office with Steve and Rita. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Houston. Kathy married her high school sweetheart, Chuck Rittiman, in 1971. When not at work, she is either fishing on the Nueces River with Chuck and her grandchildren or pampering her Dachshunds, Ruby and Callie.
Wayne Hoffman, HIS
After working 30 years for IBM, Wayne, along with his son Jon, opened the Hearing Aid Company of Texas in 1990. Under the name Hearing Aid Factory, they manufactured their own hearing aids in the office in the onsite lab. Business began growing so fast that in 1994, they changed to a full-service clinic and renamed the company the Hearing Aid Company of Texas.
Since then, the company has grown, adding hearing clinics in Portland, Beeville, Calallen, Kingsville, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley. What has not changed is the commitment to exceptional quality patient care and state of the art technology in hearing care products.
While retired, he is very involved in daily business operations and still finds time to stop by various locations. Wayne’s favorite past times include traveling, working out at the Corpus Christi Athletic Club, motorcycles and cars.
Lupita graduated from La Feria High School and has been married to her husband Robert for 25 years. Together they have 3 children and one beautiful granddaughter. When she isn’t working, Lupita loves fishing and spending time with her family. But, don’t expect her to cook anything she catches- she hates being in the kitchen so you may see her eating out around town or picking up food to-go!