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.

Kelly Flood, PSC

Kelly Flood, PSC

Patient Service Coordinator

Kelly Flood is originally from Columbus, OH and attended Capital University Nursing School. Kelly was a stay-at-home mother of two for 15 years. In 2012, she began working for National Church Residences where she implemented activities for patients with mid-to-end stage dementia and Alzheimer’s. It was here that Kelly witnessed a direct correlation between hearing, brain health and quality of life. Some of her patients had completely ceased to communicate verbally. They would sit in the same chairs every day and not communicate with anyone around them. However, when they were given headsets that played music from their past they began singing lyrics to old songs, playing musical instruments and sharing long ago memorials with those around them. The music had stimulated their memories through their hearing. When the music stopped, the patients completely disengaged again and sat quiet and emotionless.

In 2015, Kelly began working for American Ear Hearing & Audiology. She was drawn to this profession because she is a patient advocate that feels strongly about creating optimal hearing health in people with less-than-optimal hearing.

When Kelly is not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, and visiting family and friends.

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

Great service and on time

George Hughes, on Google

Best of care and help that I have found.

gmh4268, on Google

American ear is the place for hearing aids. The specialist will get it right for you. George

George Hughes, on Google

Friendly, professional and thorough examination. Highly recommend!

Melinda Snyder, on Google

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

Bryan Walker, on Google

They are pretty good

Robin Hughey, on Google

Fast, courteous, and clean,just what I needed.

Bob Dowler, on Google

Adam is so helpful and explains everything to you in terms that you can understand. I would highly recommend him

Harriet Howell, on Google

Was very pleased with the service and Dr. Adam. He was thorough and is very pleasant to work with. He answered all my questions and explained just how my set of hearing aids worked. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an A1 Audiologist. Thank you Dr. Adam. BTW,...

Sherry Mills, on Google

This is the first time I've had to look at getting a hearing aid and was concerned. Dr Adam Johnson alleviated my concerns and quickly put me at ease. What a wonderful experience and how great it is to be able to hear 100 percent again. the Dr Johnson was...

John Durbin, on Google

Very good service

Lori Perry, on Google

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