Our Hearing Professionals
Scott George grew up in Southwest Missouri. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and the University of Missouri at Rolla with a degree in computer science. His early career in the computer information systems field gave Scott experience with several major industries across the United States.
In 1991, Scott returned to Missouri as General Manager at Mid-America Hearing Centers. To better understand the issues confronting patients with hearing problems, Scott is a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist and is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences.
Sheila Shelton has lived on a small farm northeast of Mt. Vernon, MO since 1977. She has been a hearing specialist since 2002. She is the secretary of the Missouri Hearing Society. Sheila wanted to go into the hearing profession because she has always loved helping people.
Sheila says of her work, "It is very rewarding to know I have helped someone live a more fulfilling life because they are hearing better."
Sheila and husband Chris have a daughter, April who lives in St. Louis; and a son, Sam and his wife Ashley who live in Springfield. She was blessed with her first grandchild in 2010.
In her spare time, Sheila likes to travel, hike and spend time with family. She also loves to cook and collects recipe books. Sheila is active in her church.
Brian George was born in Mt. Vernon, MO and grew up in several locations all over the country and graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC. He received his degree in Computer Science - Information Systems from Missouri Southern State University.
In 2003, Brian returned to the Mt. Vernon area as IT Coordinator at Mid-America Hearing Centers and several other local health care facilities. Currently the Chief Executive Officer for all dental and hearing operations, Brian is also a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist.
Justin Jenkins, is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist who sees his patients at the Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center-Loop location. He received his Associate of Applied Science in Hearing Instrument Science from OTC in Springfield. Justin lives in Willard with his wife, Becky and daughter, Emily. They also have an adult daughter, Pamela and a grandson, Jericho.
Justin became a hearing specialist because he wants to help others. "I want to help people hear to the best of their ability, utilizing the best technology available to assist them. I want to help them understand how their hearing affects their quality of life," Justin said.
In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with family, leather crafting, woodworking, and collecting rocks from the places he visits.
Justin serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Hearing Society and is a proud U.S. Army veteran. He also serves as President and Director of the board of his local water association. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy from MSU and loves anything that has to do with agriculture or old farm equipment.
Mid-America Hearing Center is the pioneer of the custom, same-day, full shell hearing aid. It was founded in 1988 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri at Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center and currently has two locations.
Mid-America Hearing Centers follow the same tradition of quality health care, reasonable prices, same-day-service and Ozark hospitality first established, in 1979, by Dr. Harold E. George and Dr. Frederick C. Lauer as the Mid-America Denture Clinic. The Dental Center now shares that facility with Mid-America Hearing Center and is called Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center.
The Dr. Harold & Betty George family is still actively involved in the company. Their son, Scott George, is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist; and serves as President of the Board of Directors. Their grandson, Brian George, serves as Chief Executive Officer for all non-professional services. Their granddaughter, Dr. Cheryl Williams, Mt. Vernon Clinic, also serves on the board.
A visit to Mid-America is a long-standing tradition for some families. There is free RV parking in the Mt. Vernon campground where patients stay while getting services at Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center. The well maintained, park-like setting has drawn many patients to visit Mt. Vernon for an extended period of time.