Lamar Suttles, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist
I began working in the hearing aid industry in 1980, which started as a summertime job during school. In 1982 I took a full time job in the Starkey Laboratory facility in Eden prairie, MN. I worked on the higher end of the hearing aid production products and helped introduce the low-profile hearing aid.
By 1985 I decided to move to the newly opening Starkey Texas facility in Austin, Texas. In 1990 I designed and manufactured what was called the in-ear monitor, mainly used for bands to hear their instruments on stage without floor speakers. I attended countless courses and classes regarding amplification, hearing and hearing aid fitting/programming.
Through the years I held many different positions, including training employees, providers, audiologists, and lab techs coming through the facility. I held the positions of head training associate, head material management, production team leader, production section leader and production manager. I have a total of well over 27 years experience in manufacturing and repairing hearing aids. I have been working with hearing aid providers at open houses and with factory representative in-office specialists for many years.
In 2007 I decided to get my Texas dispensing license. Since 2008, I have been working for NewSound in New Braunfels, Texas helping people hear and change their lives. This is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.
In 2007 I transferred from behind the scenes and began testing and fitting hearing aids at NewSound Hearing Aid Centers in San Marcos, TX, where I currently practice. I am also a professional audioprosthologist. I completed my upper level baccalaureate program in Austin, Texas in 2013. I also teach continuing education classes that are required for hearing aid professionals to keep their license current in several states.
I strive to save hearing lives by fitting the most current and appropriate technology to match each patient’s specific lifestyle and needs. In addition, I run NewSound’s Verified Best Speech Clarity procedure to ensure each patient is hearing up to their maximum potential.
Patient Services Coordinator
I have been in the medical field since graduating in 2014, and entered the hearing aid industry in 2019. I am currently the Patient Service Coordinator and Regional Admin Coordinator, working in the San Marcos and New Braunfels offices with my wonderful providers. It is a blessing to be able to come into work knowing we have the ability to help save hearing lives on a daily basis!
I have been using New Sound in San .arcos, Texas, since I began having hearing trouble, about 15 years ago. Tom has always been very helpful and straight forward about what I need, options at various price levels, and maintaining whatever type I have purchased. His explanations are always clear,...Dan Reagan, on Google
My experience at NewSound has been nothing but good. Tom is just the nicest man, and he knows his business. He fitted me with Starkey hearing aids, and they're so much better than the ones I had. My son even says I hear better , so I must be asking...Julia Ashleigh, on Google
Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. They know how to treat their customers right.Jack Palaio, on Google
I brought my husband's hearing aids in, he had recently deceased, and they were able to give me a hearing test and retrofit the hearing aids to my ears. They also reprogrammed them the same day. Thank you so much.Diane Griffin, on Google
Tom was the best audiologist I’ve ever had going back 15-20 years ! Very thorough , checked my ears for ear wax build up each visit , and removed same . Very happy with Starky Labs hearing aids , as I’m deaf in the right ear . The aid in...bill hemp, on Google