Our Staff

Adam Johnson, Au.D

Adam Johnson, Au.D

Audiologist

Dr. Johnson attended The Ohio State University and started working at American Ear Hearing & Audiology in 2018. He began working in the hearing industry because he was drawn to the promise of using cutting-edge technology to improve patient lives.

What Dr. Johnson loves most about helping those with hearing loss is when patients return to report how much better their lives are after adopting to their hearing aids. Dr. Johnson is passionate about providing the best custom hearing solution for each of his patients.

Dr. Johnson loves cooking and reading.

Nate Colace, HIS

Nate Colace, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Nate is originally from Mansfield, OH and moved to Columbus, OH in 2015. Nate attended OSU and started working at American Ear in 2015. Nate began working in the hearing industry in 2014 and was drawn to the profession because it allowed him to help those with a hearing disability.

Nate loves enriching the lives of his patients with the gift of better hearing. He strives to listen, educate, and provide the very best customer service to every patient.

Nate enjoys sports, music, and cooking.

Linka Conkle, BC-HIS

Linka Conkle, BC-HIS

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Linka Conkle is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences by the NBC-HIS. She has served as a Hearing Aid Dispenser for American Ear Hearing & Audiology since 2006 and specializes in building customized solutions based upon a patient’s lifestyle and hearing loss to help smoothly transition them back into the world of hearing. Her greatest joy in working with patients is when they return to share their experiences with hearing again and the positive impact that has had on their lives.

Linka and her husband, Jacob, have seven children and one grandchild. They enjoy farming and raising their children up in country life.

Shirley Holsinger

Shirley Holsinger

Regional Administrative Coordinator

Shirley has lived in Ohio her whole life. She began working in the hearing industry in 2010 and truly enjoys helping people hear better. Outside of work, her and her husband farm. Shirley enjoys being outside and loves being around her animals.

Sharron Richardson, PSC

Sharron Richardson, PSC

Patient Service Coordinator

Sharron is originally from Newport News, VA and moved to Columbus, OH in 1987. Sharron attended Denbigh Baptist Christian School and started working at American Ear in 2014. Sharron was drawn to this field because she enjoys helping others. She is passionate about creating a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for our patients.

Outside of the office, Sharron enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves to read, and play the piano

Cheryl Conaway

Cheryl Conaway

Patient Services Coordinator

Cheryl was born and raised in Zanesville Ohio and graduated from Maysville High School.  Cheryl started working at American Ear Hearing & Audiology in 2007 and was drawn to the profession because she wanted a profession that was rewarding as well as helpful to patients.

What Cheryl loves most about saving hearing lives is the response from patient who are fit with hearing aids for the first time. She feels the excitement and gratitude from our patients is the ultimate reward. Cheryl focuses on patient care in her everyday work. Outside of saving hearing lives, Cheryl loves hosting family get togethers at her home with her husband of 32 years.

Stacey Frenton

Stacey Frenton

Patient Service Coordinator

Stacey decided to make a career change and was hired with American Ear Hearing & Audiology in December 2020.

Stacey is very customer service oriented and strives to make the patient’s visit a pleasant experience. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. When not spending time with her children, Stacey can be found riding on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Customer Reviews

Very efficient and thorough staff. It’s always a pleasure to go for an appointment.

Bryan Walker, on Google

The doctor is very nice and helpful

Roberta Collmar, on Google

The Doctor and Secretary are amazing my hearing aids were about completely useless and in a matter of 15 minutes It’s like I have a brand new fully functioning pair of hearing aids thanks America near you’re the greatest

Mr T744, on Google

Always have had good experiences here. Staff is very helpful

Ruth Wilcox, on Google

Very professional and pleasant. They were enjoying each other in the office. Very friendly and welcoming

Chanda Busse, on Google

I thought the gentleman conducting my hearing examination was thorough, efficient, knowledgeable, and informative. I would recommend this place to anyone locally who has a hearing concern.

Tony Copeland, on Google

Adam is always professional, informative, willing to answer questions.

Barbara Akers, on Google

Very satisfied with my visit and explanation! Very informative as well ! Will be sending my husband to get hearing checked !

Paula Ellis, on Google

Dr. Johnson was awesome. Explained everything very well to me. Thank you!

Brenda Curry, on Google

My Dr is very detail oriented & answers questions readily. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He is up to date on the latest audiology information.

Judy Peterson, on Google

I like the attention Linka gives to help me hear better.

Richard Black, on Google

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