Wayne Murphy

Wayne Murphy is a Nationally Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and an Audioprosthologist credentialed by the American Conference of Audioprosthology.  Growing up in the 1950’s in his hometown, Hazlehurst, Georgia, Wayne learned the importance of working hard along with his two brothers, Edward and Ronnie.  As a boy, Wayne worked mowing lawns and harvesting tobacco during the summer.  Wayne graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1971 and began employment at a local textile factory.  In 1975, Wayne enlisted into the United States Air Force serving as an Ammunition Specialist Inspector for four years.  During his service, Wayne was stationed in Bitburg, Germany, and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  After honorable discharge in 1979, Wayne began a position painting and stenciling locomotives and box cars with CSX Railroad in Waycross, Georgia, until his introduction into the hearing industry.

While visiting his parents’ house in March 1983, a Hearing Aid dispenser came by to service his dad’s hearing aids creating Wayne’s curiosity about hearing.  Wayne witnessed the positive impact hearing aids had on his dad and especially his mom’s quality of life.  This experience led him to pursue a career in helping others receive the gift of better hearing, much like his parents received.  Wayne’s humble beginning as a hearing instrument specialist knocking on doors has flourished into purchasing a hearing aid business along with his wife, Shelia, in June 1997. 

In 1999, a group of 24 hearing aid dispensers gathered in Atlanta to discuss a partnership with an American Owned Manufacturer, Audibel.  Wayne and Shelia decided to join along with 19 other dealers, becoming known as the Audibel Atlanta Club and founding members of Audibel.  This unique opportunity has helped their practice grow larger over several years.  Audibel Hearing Aid Centers now has offices located in Douglas, Tifton, Valdosta, and Waycross.  In 2009, Wayne and Shelia were inducted into the Audibel Hall of Fame, an honor they cherish.  

Wayne’s motivation is watching the reaction after someone receives hearing aids; the pleasant surprise and joy expressed in their eyes once they hear comfortably and understand conversation once again.  He educates the hearing aid user and their family members on how hearing aids improve the brain’s ability to understand therefore helping them maintain better communication for years to come.  Wayne continues to ensure his patients’ hearing aids are performing their best throughout the hearing journey.

Wayne loves his family.   In 1977, he married his wife, Shelia, and they have a son, Jason.  Jason resides in Valdosta with his wife, Heather, and their fur baby, Cotton.  Wayne is happy Jason followed in his footsteps in the hearing aid profession.  Along with his wife, Shelia, Wayne enjoys traveling to the mountains and Destin beach.  When not spending time with family, Wayne enjoys restoring his 1972 Oldsmobile 442, riding motorcycles, tending his fruit trees, bowling, and improving his golf game. 

Wayne Murphy

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4.6 out of 5 Stars based on 76 Reviews on Google.

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First time ever getting my hearing examined. Ben put me completely at ease. He explained what he was doing and how it measured my hearing. I always feel better when i understand the process. He was great. Ms. Gwen was great at the front too. Very nice. Top notch operation.

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Paul Rentz, on Google

Ben was amazing!! He took his time to explain how everything worked and demonstrated the functions so that we understood. He even gave us time to explore and experiment with the new hearing aid ourselves. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable. Overall and most importantly he treated us with respect,...

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Britt Williams, on Google

I’ve had a wonderful experience working with Ben Collins at Audibel Hearing Aid Center. He has guided me throughout my journey of wearing hearing aids. The entire staff is very professional and caring.

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Donna Brooks, on Google

Ben Collins is the kind of person I like to work with. He answers al questions and shows you how to do it yourself.

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Susan Spivey, on Google

The specialist (Mr. Collins) and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Takes the time needed to ensure you know everything you can about their hearing aid products. Has many options. He made removal and personal installing easy to understand. This office was so pleasant and accommodating we can't wait for the...

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Patricia Williams, on Google

I have been coming to Audible Hearing Aid Center for a year now. The staff is always friendly and helpful getting me through my experience with my hearing loss. My hearing aids are cleaned regularly and adjusted to what level my hearing loss is at the time. I recommend getting...

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Lynn Davis, on Google

Love, love, love Audibel in Douglas, GA. They have a great team of people who will spend as much time as you need and treat you like family! As for their products, I just got my second pair of hearing aids and the quality is amazing. I actually keep forgetting...

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Tammy Harper, on Google

The staff at Audibel was amazing. I had put off going to get my hearing checked for a long time. I have been able to hear so much better. They took their time and explained everything. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Jeff Yarberry, on Google

The most respectful outgoing people in Douglas

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Steve Johnson, on Google

They treat u like family 👪

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Shane Hamilton, on Google

Had a great experience with Wayne at Audibel. He described my hearing loss to me which made it easy to understand. Definitely recommend Audibel to anyone with concerns about their hearing.Truly made a difference in my life.

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Wesley Hardee, on Google

Good service, very nice, high dollar hearing aids, but worth it. The Dr explained all very well, very impressed..👍

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Toni Grace, on Google

Great staff, very understanding and patient.

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Michael Book, on Google

Excellent customer service. Follow up visits have all been great… I absolutely recommend Audibel to anyone with a hearing problem.

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Elaine Mcloon, on Google

Very nice and helpful

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Samantha Sheffield (SISSY), on Google

Awesome service, great people.

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Nora Davis, on Google

Very informative and personal service.

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Edward Coleman, on Google

These wonderful folks help God perform his miracles through technology.

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Roy Farmer, on Google

So friendly and thorough

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Ray Charles Denning, on Google

shout out to David, I can hear again!!

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James Faunce Sr., on Google

They were really nice and treated everyone really good

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Margie Shelton, on Google

Very polite. Very helpful to get help for you if they can't assist you.

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Caroletha Simpson, on Google