Karen Melton, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Karen Melton, AuD, co-owner of Hearing Care Partners, is leading the movement to medically treat hearing loss and the associated cognitive deprivation in Missouri. By working alongside her team of doctors, Dr. Keith Darrow NeuroTechnology(TM) Treatment Specialist, and her entire patient experience team, Dr. Melton and her team are able to focus on medically treating your hearing loss, tinnitus, and the associated cognitive impacts.

Dr. Melton is described as an “Audiology and Cognitive Treatment Leader” by Dr. Keith Darrow, her co-author of the Amazon #1 best-selling patient-focused book, Stop Accepting Isolation. When in the care of Dr. Melton and her team, your treatment will be based upon your background, situation, and experience, and will follow proven protocols known to restore hearing clarity and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

Her impact on our organization, the profession, and the world includes:

  • being trained by Dr. Keith Darrow, the only Harvard and M.I.T. Trained Neuroscientist and Audiologist in the world, as part of the Excellence in Audiology movement which focuses your hearing loss treatment on sound medical and neuroscience rather than traditional hearing aids;
  • restoring hearing clarity for thousands of individuals in Missouri with hearing loss just like yours;
  • being awarded the “Key Contributor Award” for excellence in serving the community;
  • being the only AudigyCertified(TM) Practice in the community;
  • having served on the Board of the Missouri Academy of Audiology;
  • currently serving on the Board for the Missouri Hearing Society;
  • having lectures and coached private audiology practices around the country;
  • being a John C. Maxwell Certified Speaker, Mentor, and Coach; and 
  • her audiology practice serving as a National Training Center.

Dr. Melton and her husband, Neil, have three children and live in their hometown of Farmington, Missouri. She enjoys traveling any and everywhere, camping with friends and family, reading crime fiction and leadership novels, and life-long learning.