Leslie Frank, Nebraska Hearing Center

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Nebraska Hearing Center, conveniently located at 5620 O Street, Suite 104, offers a wealth of information, resources, and the latest technology to improve and protect your hearing.  Leslie Frank, M.S. CCC-A; is an audiologist and owner of Nebraska Hearing Center.

Tell me a little about your business. – At Nebraska Hearing Center, our focus is on connecting people and families through improved hearing.  As an audiologist, my role is to evaluate your hearing and educate you and loved ones on the best treatment options to suit your lifestyle and hearing needs.  Even if you don’t have major concerns with your hearing, it is important to establish a baseline for future comparison.  Taking care of your hearing with annual checkups is as important as any other annual checkup.  It’s easy to do and we provide the service free of charge.

How did you get started in the business? – As an audiologist, I have many avenues to take in regards to helping people with their hearing. I’ve worked at Nebraska Hearing Center for 12 years, and recently purchased the office from my previous employers who retired.  There’s nothing quite like owning your own business and helping people in the process!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Getting people to protect their hearing!  Even short bursts of noise exposure in an industrial setting, with power tools or lawn mowers, or at concerts can have long-term effects on hearing.  Simple foam earplugs or more comfortable custom earplugs generally provide all the protection a person needs.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – It truly is a pleasure to improve hearing.  Often, people don’t realize that their lifestyle and behaviors begin to change when hearing becomes a challenge.  That in turn affects relationships as we begin to isolate ourselves because we can’t hear.  Bringing back hearing brings people and effective communication back into our lives.

Tell me a little about your family. – My husband, Aaron, and I have been married for 15 years.  We have a 12 year old daughter, Hannah and a 10 year old son, James. They’re busy with sports and activities–you’ll find us cheering them on most weekends.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Make a good, homemade meal for my family and enjoy it with them over some good music and conversation.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I love, love, love college basketball.  I take off every year to watch March Madness.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Tell the truth and you never have to remember what you said.”  My grandpa shared that with me when I was young and it stuck!

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – To be able to run my life with a DVR remote.  Pause, rewind, and fast-forward would sure come in handy!

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I make a mean batch of chili.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – My favorite is “The Kite Runner.”  It changed how I think about the world.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Pope Francis.  I love his humility and how he reaches out to people.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – At (402) 486-3737 or lfrank@windstream.net.  You can also visit nebraskahearingcenter.com, and find us on Facebook: Nebraska Hearing Center or Twitter: @nehearingcenter.

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