About Us

Experience You Can Trust

Established in 1969 by H. Waldo Wasson Ph.D, Area Hearing & Speech Clinic has been the premier office for the four-state-area's hearing and speech needs. From pediatric audiology, diagnostic audiology, and to the service of hearing aids, Area Hearing & Speech Clinic is willing and ready to help our patients across the four-state-area and further with their hearing health care.

In 1990, Dr. Hany M. Mikhail took over as the director of Audiology for the clinic. Since then, Dr. Mikhail has established himself as an elite audiologist in the United States. This credibility is earned from numerous journal articles, papers, and 2 thesis' published by Dr. Mikhail in various mediums of the hearing health care world. Before moving to the United States, Dr. Mikhail earned his M.D. from Tanta University School of Medicine in Tanta, Egypt and a master's degree in otorhinolaryngology from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Mikhail was invited by the University of Kansas to perform academic research at the university's medical center in 1983 and encouraged to finish a second master's degree in audiology and speech pathology from The University of Central Missouri in 1989. Upon finishing his second master's degree, Dr. Mikhail began practicing in Joplin, Missouri. In 2000, Dr. Mikhail was part of the inaugural class to graduate with his doctorate in audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. In 2006, Dr. Mikhail took over as the owner of Area Hearing & Speech.


In 2011, Area Hearing & Speech Clinic was struck by the devastating F5 Tornado that destroyed many parts of the area including their facility. Since 2013, the clinic has since rebuilt into a bigger, better, and more comfortable building to suit the services provided by the clinic and the patients needs in the same location that it once stood starting in 1969. With state of the art equipment, and a facility that will be standing for years to come, Area Hearing & Speech Clinic is excited to show patients a way to better hearing. With their friendly office staff and the knowledge to ensure the best care possible, Area Hearing & Speech Clinic looks forward to serving the community and its surround areas.

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