Meet Hearing Experts You Can Trust

Discover how easy it is to improve your hearing and your life with the right hearing specialists.

Jane Pickering

Jane Pickering

Hearing Aid Specialist

Jane has been in the hearing instrument industry for the past 15+ years. She had her own company in the east valley before becoming a Senior Hearing Aid Specialist for Costco in Mesa. It’s important to her that she stay up-to-date with her knowledge and expertise so every year she attends the Hearing Healthcare Providers annual meetings in Arizona for ongoing CEU’s.

In her earlier years, she worked at Motorola Government Electronics Group as part of the special support team for Executive Management. Her interest in medical care has extended her entire career. She has been both a medical assistant for Orthopedic Surgeons in Sun City and a medical assistant in a Cardiology and Pediatric Nephrologist practice in the west valley.

She and her husband have two rescue cats and a rescue Afghan Hound from Taiwan. She used to enjoy riding her motorcycle and downhill skiing, but these days spends more time visiting nearby Sedona and touring the art galleries.

Ryan Conklin

Ryan Conklin

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Ryan Conklin is a hearing specialist who moved from St. Louis Missouri to make Phoenix his home. With over eight years of experience in the communication field, he’s experienced hearing healthcare from every angle. Before becoming a hearing healthcare provider, he even helped speech pathologists with their marketing!

Over the years, he’s gained valuable experience working with most major manufacturers to understand the strengths of each product on the market. He enjoys being the person that can help members of the local community get back into the normal hearing range. He prides himself on explaining hearing aid technology and how these devices can be used to do more than increase volume.

Antoine Stanford, MBA HCM, HAD

Antoine Stanford, MBA HCM, HAD

Hearing Aid Specialist

Antoine Stanford has been a practicing Hearing Aid Specialist since 2015. He values continuous learning and education and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Southern University at New Orleans. He has also earned a Hearing Aid Dispensing certification from the Arizona Department of Health Services and is an active member of the Hearing Healthcare providers of Arizona.

Antoine believes in having a strong patient to provider relationship working specifically to satisfy the hearing needs of his patients with the best treatment plan and personalized care they deserve. Both personally and professionally, his passion is to assist his patients in transitioning from hearing loss to a successful hearing aid user through proper counseling, consistent follow-ups, and adjustments. Antoine will add a new dimension to the scope and depth of exceptional services currently offered by Optium Hearing Care.

Chandler Downing

Chandler Downing

Chandler Downing recently joined us at Optium Hearing Care and is a student at ASU. Chandler is a good student and has received Golden Scholar awards for his grades.

Chandler recently returned from serving a 2 year LDS mission in the Philippines. Chandler loves serving and helping others. The opportunity to provide this service to those with a hearing loss and providing them with the education and information has become an important part of his life. He finds much joy and happiness when he is with his family and friends. Chandler has a great sense of humor and will make you smile. We love the new addition to our stores and know that you will enjoy him as we do.

Christina Patrick

Christina Patrick

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Christina has always been passionate about helping people, and she’s turned this passion into her life’s work in the healthcare industry. Before becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist in 2013, she serviced patients as a pharmacy technician for seven years.

As a hearing healthcare provider, she has worked with many different brands and styles of hearing aids. She uses her experience and extensive knowledge of various hearing aid technologies to answer questions and make the best recommendations to fit each of her patients’ lifestyles and preferences.
Christina’s passion for helping others motivates her to continue learning all that she can so that she’s able to provide the best care for her patients. She believes it’s her job to share this knowledge by educating people about hearing loss and explain what is involved in hearing healthcare. She understands that getting a hearing aid can be a significant life change, so she approaches each patient with compassion and takes the time to understand the challenges they’re facing. In this way, she’s able to satisfy their hearing needs successfully. Her friendliness enables her to make her patients feel comfortable, so the process is sweet and simple.

Christina is a proud mom to her two sons who are ten years apart in age. Her oldest is now a teenager and her youngest just a preschooler. In 2012, she also added a 16-week old rescue dog to the family. She spends most of her free time with them and other family and friends. Christina finds being a Hearing Instrument Specialist very rewarding, Her favorite part of seeing patients is hearing their stories and she can’t wait to hear yours!

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