Ted Blanford, ACA/HIS

Ted studied at the George Washington University School of Medicine Laboratory Science, and he has more than 23 years of experience as a hearing health professional. He also served his country for 22 years, including three tours in Iraq.

“I’ve been proud to serve my country, and I founded Summit so that I can serve my community by providing solutions to hearing loss,” Ted says. “My goal is to help as many people as possible enjoy the freedom of communicating with those they love.”

Ted has a personal perspective on hearing loss—his own hearing loss was diagnosed when he was 30 years old.

“I understand the hesitation that people experience when they notice a change in their hearing,” Ted says. “I don’t want the hearing aid experience to be uncomfortable or something that is put off until it gets ‘too bad.’ If someone notices that you’re having trouble understanding speech, it’s ‘bad enough’ to do something. On average, people wait seven to 10 years before they do anything about a noticeable hearing loss. The truth is, hearing aids may be the solution.

“I love what we do, and that’s helping people reconnect with those they love by offering superior service and the finest American-made hearing aids available,” Ted adds. “I truly understand the importance of communication and how hearing loss can affect one’s family and loved ones.”

Ted and his wife, Laura, have two daughters, Chelsea, 30, and Isla, 11.

Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5 Stars based on 30 Reviews on Google.

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David Hunt, on Google

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Amiyo Paul, on Google

Great Staff and Service.

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Kathy Warren, on Google

They go out of their way to make it a good experience.

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Barbara McKinley, on Google

Matt is a great audiologist.

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Karen Clugston, on Google

Sally is always pleasent to talk to on the phone. Always cheerful! Ted and his staff are amazing!

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Don't Worry, on Google

Matt was great help me listens cares everybody was great. Everybody was pleasant

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ron, on Google

Everyone there is like family. They are caring and very thorough and helpful. Even makes time to help when you do not have an appt. Wonderful people.

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Robin Lester, on Google

We brought our father in to be hearing tested for hearing aids. The doctor was so kind and patient with my father, who also has dementia. Thank you very much!

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Sheila Curry, on Google

Matt is a great audiologist.

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Karen Clugston, on Google

Sally is always pleasent to talk to on the phone. Always cheerful! Ted and his staff are amazing!

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Don't Worry, on Google