Dr. Mary Lou Luebbe-Gearhart, Au.D., M.A., CCC-A, FAAA, ABA, B.S., BC-HIS

President, Founding Member of Audigy, LLC – June 2005

Dr. Mary Lou Luebbe-Gearhart, Au.D., is recognized as one of America’s most experienced and trusted hearing experts. She is a board-certified doctor of audiology and has been president of Luebbe Hearing Services in Columbus, Ohio, since 1973, continuing a family tradition established by her father in 1946. Her passion for helping people hear what they’ve been missing has taken her around the world, using state-of-the-art hearing aid technology to transform their lives.

She is a charter member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and serves on the Board of Trustees of People to People International and the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio. Luebbe Hearing Services was recognized as a BBB Heritage Business Member since 1951 — over 60 years of business excellence, ethics, quality customer support, and philanthropic service to the community.

Luebbe Hearing Services has received the Consumers’ Choice Award as the outstanding provider of hearing aids and audiology every year since 2009 — for five consecutive years!

You may have heard and know the jingle – want to sing it? “Luebbe Hearing Services – You’ll Hear What You’ve Been Missing!” (Based on Matthew 11:15 — “He that has ears to hear, let him hear.” It’s the Luebbe Audiologist’s Prayer.)

Education

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – Bachelor of Science-Business Administration and Marketing
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – Master of Arts – Communications/Hearing and Speech Science/Audiology
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – Doctor of Audiology

Professional

  • Doctor of Audiology/President of Luebbe Hearing
  • Luebbe Hearing Services, Inc. Columbus, Ohio: 1973–Present
  • Circleville Hearing Center Circleville, Ohio: 1983–Present
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Audiology
  • Board Certified, Hearing Instrument Science, International Hearing Society
  • Member, Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Certified Clinically Competent, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • Ohio Speech and Hearing Association
  • Supervises and mentors graduate and doctoral students in audiology
  • Organizations/Affiliations
  • Board of Trustees of People to People International (45,000 members in 38 countries)
  • Member, Sertoma (Service to Mankind)
  • Charter member of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) of Columbus
  • Past President, American Association of University Women, Circleville, Ohio branch (AAUW)
  • Past President/member, OSU Alumni Association of Pickaway County
  • Aladdin Shrine Temple Circus “Mom”

Honors/Awards

  • Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence, Quality and Value from 2009–2013
  • Recipient of the Bevis Society Award by The Presidents Club of The Ohio State University 1998
  • Scholar Award, American Academy of Audiology
  • The Ace Award for Continuing Education from The American Academy of Audiology
  • Finalist 2001 Family Business of the Year by the Family Business Center of Central Ohio
  • Exemplar of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics by the Ohio Academy of Science
  • Business Woman of the Year 1992 by the Business and Professional Women’s Club (Circleville, Ohio)
  • Nominated for 1999 Small Business Person of the Year for Columbus Ohio District
  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Bishop Ready High School
  • Received the People to People 2005 Leadership Award, Seoul, Korea