Master of Science Degree in audiology
Born and raised in Western New York, Dan Hewson comes to our practice with over 19 years of experience in the field. With a master’s degree in audiology from SUNY Fredonia, Mr. Hewson has extensive experience working in several of the largest Otolaryngology practices in the country, and also as a Regional Manager with Siemens Medical Audiology Division. Father, husband and full time employee with us, Dan is currently a student working to earn his doctorate in audiology; it should be completed by 2018.
Dan was naturally attracted to the field of audiology because he grew up with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. He has followed hearing aid development, research and rehabilitation. If you want to know what hearing impairment is really about and how hearing devices can change your life, Dan Hewson is the one to ask. He’s been wearing hearing aids since childhood (38 years) and has an intimate understanding of the hearing impaired. His personal hearing device story is fascinating and illuminating for anyone, but especially for those who may be hesitant about the hearing rehabilitation process.
Off the clock, Dan is absolutely content spending time with his 3 children and wife, Cynthia. He can be found playing softball, golf, tennis, attending church and seriously soaking in his hot tub and pool. Over the years, he has come to love Arizona and the life he’s built here. He especially loves meeting new people with hearing impairment, hearing their story and struggles and sharing his story. He wants as many people as possible to experience the myriad benefits of hearing better, just as he has.
Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, Mr. Dexter was drawn to the field of audiology because of his deep dedication to changing people’s lives. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1974, he began his career helping the hearing impaired at the original Arizona Children’s Hospital in Tempe. He has achieved his extensive experience in hospital, otolaryngology clinic, and private practices settings. His 40 plus years practicing has given him a unique compassion for people. Mr. Dexter has joined our practice in providing the elite care that we provide to our patients. His concern for helping them to hear clearly and help them to understand their loved ones is his ultimate focus and helping to re-stimulate their minds.
When he is not working, Mr. Dexter enjoys being in the Great Outdoors including, camping, hiking and Sports. He also has a passion for photography.
Doctor of Audiology
Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Pink obtained her Bachelor’s degrees in Community Health Sciences and Speech Pathology & Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She then continued her education at Arizona State University where she obtained her degree as a Doctor of Audiology.
Dr. Pink‘s interest in Audiology started with her grandmother’s hearing loss and has grown to encompass everyone who walks through the door who desires to hear better. She enjoys connecting to people and relating to the struggles they have to overcome in regards to hearing loss.
Dr. Pink has a passion for humanitarian Audiology and has travelled to Malawi, Africa on two separate occasions to assist in proving hearing health care to those in need. She also is devoted to aural rehabilitation and teaching people about hearing loss and resources that can help people to live their best life with hearing help.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Pink enjoys exploring and adventuring, traveling, cooking, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
Hearing Aid Dispenser
Drew has been a state licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser for over 17 years. Originally a native of Minnesota, he and his family moved to Arizona in 2014 from Sioux City, Iowa where he was a part of a family practice with his father-in-law. During that time he found his passion for helping those in need with their hearing health issues and improving the quality of their life thru better hearing. He loves interacting with his patients and really getting to know not only their hearing loss issues, but also them as a person.
Outside of the office he enjoys spending as much time with his son and daughter as he can. Drew is also a huge hockey fan and can be found at the Coyotes games on many nights. He also has a passion for BBQ and loves to fire up his smoker to feed his friends and family.
I am so grateful to Dan and the staff. This is the first office where my hearing was tested with and without my "old" hearing aides at my initial visit. NO ONE had ever tested me WITH my hearing aides to find out if they were actually making a difference....Rebecca Ihori, on Google
Happy Days are here again thanks to Dan and Ascent Audiology. I'm a long time user of hearing aids starting with an understanding helpful audiologist who retired . The new owners seemed not to care about their patient. I wore their hearing aids for two years, unhappy every day ....Camille Shepard, on Google
I am thankful to the entire Ascent Audiology & Hearing staff, and publicly witness the professionalism, from remembering Dan Hewson, from many years ago, losing touch, remembering Dan, and grateful I found Ascent Audiology & Hearing. The whole experience, from my phone conversation with Dan, Kim scheduling an appointment, interviewing,...Arthur Brest, on Google
Had a wonderful experience at Ascent with Drew. Checked my hearing and my hearing aids. Tuned them up and I'm loving them. Appreciate your help Ascent!Gale IBARRA, on Google