Star City Six: Dr. Jessie Hart
Nebraska Hearing Center is a locally owned business that has been serving the Lincoln, Seward, and Beatrice areas for over 40 years. Dr. Jessie Hart is an Audiologist at Nebraska Hearing Center (www.nebraskahearingcenter.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
We assist clients with their unique hearing needs. At Nebraska Hearing Center our expertise goes beyond just fitting hearing aids. Audiology focuses on diagnosing hearing disorders and implementing appropriate treatments for the individual’s needs. Owner Leslie Frank and I are both clinically-certified audiologists and are knowledgeable in all aspects of hearing.
How did you get started in the business?
I always knew I wanted to be in a health profession that would allow me to serve those in my community. I fell in love with the field of audiology during my undergraduate career and went on to enroll in a Doctor of Audiology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Tell us a little about your family.
I was born and raised here in Lincoln. My father owns his own chiropractic practice in town, Green Chiropractic, and my mother works as an accountant in Lincoln as well. I married my husband Justin last February, who works as a territory sales representative for ASI Signs. He handles anything signage related for major corporate, educational, and healthcare facilities.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Over the 4 years of my audiology program I grew a lot as an individual. I learned how to prioritize and efficiently accomplish work, clinic, and school tasks while still balancing personal priorities as well. Graduate school showed me that I could handle large stresses and still enjoy life, which I have found to be an invaluable lesson as well as an incredible asset gained from those years.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, watching movies, being outside, and taking our golden retriever Ollie on walks around our neighborhood.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Growing up my dad always told me to do what I love and to do it well. This advice has served me well through college, graduate school, and as I entered into my professional role as an audiologist. The ability to hear is so important in our everyday lives, and I love that my profession allows me the opportunity to help people improve their ability to hear.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I have been involved with the Heartland Cancer Foundation. The work that this organization does in our community is incredible, as it aims to reduce the financial stress that often accompanies cancer treatments.
What is your favorite TV show?
Currently my favorite shows are any of the Chicago series: Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
I really enjoy Dino’s Eastside Grille. It has a great atmosphere, Sunday brunch, and the best brick oven pizzas in town!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
By phone at (402) 484-3737, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stop by our Lincoln office located at 5625 O Street, Suite 104.