Our Hearing Professionals
Thomas Z. Burkle, Au.D. | Owner/Audiologist
Dr. Burkle studied Music Engineering and Physics at Ball State University. He started his post college career within the music industry by providing consultation in recording studios in design and acoustics. After discovering Audiology, and his passion for hearing instrument technology, he attended graduate school at Indiana University. After completing his studies, he spent five years providing diagnostic Audiology, and hearing instrument services, within an ear, nose, and throat medical practice in Somerset, Kentucky before becoming a regional training Audiologist for Siemens Hearing Instruments. While at Siemens, Dr. Burkle was recognized in the Siemens ‘Circle of Excellence’ three years in a row. Although he enjoyed becoming an expert in hearing instrument technology on the device side of the industry, he was eager to return to patient care. He is committed to helping the hearing impaired improve their communication ability, as well as their quality of life.
Thomas Z. Burkle holds a Doctorate in Audiology from Indiana University, as well as a Bachelor of Music from Ball State University.
Tammy Gurney | Patient Care Coordinator
Tammy Gurney has worked in the hearing healthcare field for nearly 15 years. She is a graduate of Paul Harding High School in Fort Wayne, IN. Her expertise is in medical billing, administration, and patient care coordination. She also has experience in troubleshooting hearing instruments and diagnosing hearing instrument problems. Tammy worked for Dr. Greg Lowe for over 12 years before he retired.
Samuel A. Schultz, B.S. | 4th Year Doctoral Extern
Samuel studied Speech Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University and is continuing his study of Audiology at Ball State University. Samuel’s belief in leadership through service and providing independence and quality of life to others has led him to the field of Audiology. He is knowledgeable about the latest hearing aid technology and has confidence in its abilities to help repair communication difficulties. Samuel has received awards for academic achievement each year of his graduate and undergraduate studies.
Samuel received his bachelor of science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University. He is currently completing his Doctor of Audiology degree at Ball State University.
Amy Barnes | Patient Care Coordinator
Amy Barnes has worked in the hearing healthcare field since 2007. She is a graduate of Paul Harding High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has also attended Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Amy’s expertise is in patient care coordination, and hearing instrument repair.
Dr. Gregory Lowe | Founder
After more than 30 years of practice in the Fort Wayne area, Dr. Gregory Lowe retired in the Fall of 2014. Dr. Lowe was the only audiologist in the area that had two doctorates in audiology. He earned his Ph.D. in Audiology from Purdue University, and his clinical doctorate (Au.D.) in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is also board certified in Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology. He is known and respected for his compassion, dedication, kindness, and his service to the community.