Title: President, Founder
Company: Knoblach Hearing Care
Location: Largo, Florida, United States
Dean M. Knoblach, BC-HIS, President and Founder at Knoblach Hearing Care, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in audiology.
Mr. Knoblach became involved in his profession because his father-in-law was the president of Starkey Labs and although he was finishing his schooling at the time to get into computer technology. He told him he missed his calling and it was highly recommended that he got into the field of audiology. He did not know what a hearing aid was at the time was but his father-in-law was willing to pay for his schooling and told him to stop doing what he was doing and change everything around. Mr. Knoblach had no clue whether he would like it or not but his father-in-law was absolutely right. He adored the job and it was very rewarding to give someone the ability to communicate with other people and it was also a bit of an art form. It required a lot of focus, knowledge, and dedication in figuring out how to fix each person’s case differently so that they could get back to their realm. If a person can’t hear, their life becomes so much smaller and it gets quite depressing very quickly, so that was why he got into it and it had been pulling him in that direction ever since. Mr. Knoblach took classes in mass communication and media studies at St. Cloud State University and then took classes in digital technology.
In 1989, Mr. Knoblach developed a training program called “Strategies for top performers” which was used quite a bit for training new people in the industry. It was a 6-cassette tape program. This opened the door for him to work as a private consultant for 3M. He began his career as a hearing aid specialist for the Minnesota Hearing Aid Center for a year in 1983. In 1987, he became the owner of Lakeview Hearing Care and was a private consultant for 3M. In 1995, he became the national hearing director for HearX and in 1996 he took on the role of senior master specialist and regional training director at Beltone until 1998. He founded Knoblach Hearing Care in 1998 and has been on as the president to this day. Mr. Knoblach has received myriad awards for his success. He has been named Best in Audiology in Largo and Super Service Perform winner by Angie’s List for six consecutive years and won the Patient Care and Satisfaction Award in 2001, 2007 and 2012 to name a few.
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