Hearing Aid Center in Valdosta

Audibel Hearing Aid Centers

Office Hours

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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Meet the Staff

Chris Youngblood

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Chris Youngblood is a Georgia Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. Chris and her family relocated to Valdosta in 1982 from Louisville, Kentucky. Chris attended Valdosta High School and Valdosta State College. Chris began working in the hearing industry in 1999 as an office manager in an Audiology practice. Within a couple of years, she knew that helping the hearing impaired is her passion.  She started studying and doing hands-on training to get licensed. In 2004, she became a licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. On April 1st of 2009, Chris started working with Audibel Hearing Aid Centers in Valdosta.

Chris loves the relationships she forms with her patients and their families.  She truly enjoys being able to help all of them experience a better quality of life through better hearing. Chris strives every day to be the best she can be for her patients delivering exceptional results. Chris specializes in the fitting and programming of the most advanced digital hearing aids on the market today. She receives ongoing factory training as well as continuing education courses which allows her to stay up-to-date with the latest hearing aid technology and give the best care possible to her patients.

Outside of her work, Chris enjoys working in the yard, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She married her husband, Robbie, in April of 1989 and they have two sons. Robbie works as the Production Manager at ERCO Worldwide, Inc. in Valdosta. Their oldest son, Ryan, graduated from Georgia Tech as a Mechanical Engineer. He currently lives and works in Atlanta with his wife, Hannah, and their daughter, Lily. Chris’s youngest son, Zack, graduated from the University of Florida with his Doctoral Degree in Dentistry and works as a Dentist in Austin, Texas.

Lona Newbern

Patient Care Coordinator

Lona Newbern is a Patient Care Coordinator. Lona is originally from Jesup, Georgia, and moved to Sparks, Georgia, in January 2010.  Lona graduated from Wayne County High School in 1986.  She worked in finance for 21 years before coming to work with Audibel Hearing Aid Centers in 2019.  Lona was drawn to the hearing industry because of her passion to care for and help people.

What Lona loves most about helping the hearing impaired is the ability to watch lives being changed. It still amazes her how the ability to hear things that have not been heard in a long time enriches a person’s life. Lona understands this because she has a hearing disability herself. Lona strives to give the best customer service experience to everyone that comes into the office.  She wants them to feel like family when they leave the office.

Outside of helping the hearing impaired, Lona loves to spend time with her family. Lona and her husband, Alan, have been married since May 2010.  Lona has one son, Robbie, that resides in Jesup, Georgia.  Lona loves riding with her husband on their Harley Davidson Trike.  They enjoy traveling to the mountains together.  Lona also loves bird watching and flower gardening.

Chris and Lonna are a great team! They have been wonderful to my mother and so helpful to me. I highly recommend them!

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Law Admin, on Google

You are greeted when you come in. Friendly and professional. I am pleased with the hearing aids and would recommend them.

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Buddy Wiegand, on Google

I am totally satisfied with my hearing aides from Audible Hearing Center. The hearing specialist, Ms. Chris Youngblood, is highly knowledgeable, extremely patient, and professional in the process of testing your hearing and fitting you with the appropriate hearing aides, tailored to your needs. Lonna, at the front desk, is...

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Mooney Man, on Google

Excellent service!!! Always available if you are having a problem. Highly recommend them.

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Judy Lawson, on Google

Chris & Lona are excellent staff. They are there to help out at any time. I love the after appointments that are included in the price of the hearing aids. Going in to get ears and hearing aids checked every couple of months is way worth the price. Custom service...

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Wanda Lamon, on Google