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Our Hearing Professionals

Edward L. Toohey, ACA, BC-HIS

Edward L. Toohey, ACA, BC-HIS
Audioprosthologist
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Science
Hearing Instrument Specialist, Texas and Louisiana

Mr. Toohey has dedicated his career to the hearing needs of Texas and Louisiana. In 1986, he began working as a Hearing Instrument Specialist for Brown Hearing Centers. He is the President of Brown Hearing Centers, and works from the corporate office in Orange, Texas. Mr. Toohey is a member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association, Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists, Rotary International, and the International Hearing Society.

David Brown

David Brown
Consultant

Son of our Founders, David Brown grew up in the business. He began in the 1970s as a child licking stamps for marketing mail, then worked in our print shop, laboratory, and patient care departments for summer employment while in secondary school. He earned a Biblical Studies certification from Victory Bible Institute, then a Bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, and earned his first Hearing Instrument Specialist license in 2002. He now serves as a consultant in a variety of business areas.

Edward Toohey, BC-HIS

Edward Toohey, BC-HIS
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Science
Hearing Instrument Specialist, Texas and Louisiana

Mr. Toohey, grandson of our founder, has been a valuable employee of Brown Hearing Centers since 2003. In 2005, after attending Lamar State College, he began his career as a hearing professional and began servicing the hearing needs of the East Texas area. Mr. Toohey specializes in new technology implementation and training. He maintains an office in Beaumont and Nederland, Texas. Mr. Toohey is a member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and the International Hearing Society.

Matthew A. Toohey, BC-HIS

Matthew A. Toohey, BC-HIS
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Science
Hearing Instrument Specialist, Texas and Louisiana

Mr. Toohey, grandson of our founder, began working in the family business in 2006 as a student. After graduating from Lamar University, he began his career as a hearing instrument specialist in 2011. Working in the corporate office, Mr. Toohey also serves as a Patient Care Coordinator and Marketing assistant. Mr. Toohey is a member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and the International Hearing Society.

Josh Bland

Josh Bland
Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mr. Bland services patients in Louisiana and has been a dedicated hearing professional for Brown Hearing Centers since 1997. He is a member of the Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists.

Ken Bostrom, Th. D

Ken Bostrom, Th. D
Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mr. Bostrom services the Houston and upper Gulf Coast areas. Focusing on quality and integrity, he has been a hearing professional for Brown Hearing Centers since 1992. Additionally, Mr. Bostrom is an ordained minister with World Ministry Fellowship International. He maintains offices in Bay City, Texas and Lake Jackson, Texas.

Nancy Gillis

Nancy Gillis
Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mrs. Gillis has many years of experience in helping the hearing impaired regain the lifestyle that they had lost due to hearing loss. She approaches the challenges of hearing loss with enthusiasm and professionalism. Mrs. Gillis is the Patient Care Supervisor in our corporate office in Orange, Texas. She has been with Brown Hearing Centers since 1990.

Karlene Toohey

Karlene Toohey
Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mrs. Toohey, daughter of our founder, grew up in the family business and began working there as a high school and college student. In 1983, she began her career as a hearing professional. Mrs. Toohey currently serves as the Vice President and Practice Administrator in our corporate office. She is a long-time member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association.