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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Hear Virginia, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

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Lori Klein Gardner, Au.D., FAAA

Lori Klein Gardner, Au.D., FAAA

Doctor of Audiology and President

Dr. Lori earned her doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A.T. Still University. She graduated from the University of Virginia (B.S.Ed. in Speech Pathology/Audiology) and the University of Tennessee (M.A. in Audiology). Dr. Lori is nationally certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology as well as the American Speech Hearing Language Association. She also holds Virginia licenses as an audiologist and hearing aid specialist.

Dr. Lori began her professional career forty years ago as a staff audiologist then audiology supervisor at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals where she helped establish the first hospital hearing aid dispensing program in Richmond. In 1992, Dr. Lori left MCV for Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital and later worked at Maico Hearing Aid Service.

In 2003, Dr. Lori turned a life long dream into reality with the establishment of our company, Hear Virginia LLC. Dr. Lori’s extensive expertise in hearing technology, rehabilitation, and demonstrated commitment to optimal patient-centered care provide a solid foundation to find practical solutions to improve hearing–and quality of life.

Dr. Lori also provides voluntary Audiology services in the greater Richmond area as well as being part of “remote area medical” teams that travel to Appalachia and Southwest Virginia. Dr. Lori is a member of the Advisory Board of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Advocacy and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Audiology Foundation of America. She lives in western Henrico County where she spends much of her free time planning, sewing , and completing quilts—including many of the quilts displayed in our office.

Thomas A Casey M.S., FAAA

Thomas A Casey M.S., FAAA


Thom joined Hear Virginia in 2008 as a part-time audiologist. Thom earned his Master of Science degree in Audiology from Bloomsburg University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Wilkes University.

Thom has provided audiology services at Southside VA Training Center and was an audiologist at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital.

We are very pleased with Thom’s addition to our staff. To date, he reports that he finds it very easy to work in our “female” dominated office.
Carolyn Halbert

Carolyn Halbert

Practice Manager

Carolyn Halbert joined the Hear Virginia work family in December 2021 as our practice manager. Like Dr. Lori, Carolyn is a southerner by choice and has years of experience in patient care (speech language pathology) and public health.

She recently retired from the Virginia Department of Health where she served as an epidemiologist (we can all imagine what the past two years of her life has been like!).

Carolyn is typically the first voice you will hear when you call Hear Virginia and is adept at finding convenient appointments for all who call. She regularly helps our patients through the maze of determining if they have hearing and hearing aid benefits. Carolyn is also the owner of Hear Virginia’s newest Vice President of Nice—Loki, her rescue Wheaten Terrier.

Carolyn is a classically trained singer and in her free time shares her vocal talents as a cantor/music minister at her local church. She is happy to be at Hear Virginia working with the best of patients and work family.



Nice President

Dr. Lori’s English springer spaniel (Isha) was our first “nice” president of public relations and greeted our clients until her final decline in August 2006.

Although Dr. Lori promises that there will be another “nice” president one day, she just has not found the right successor to this kind and gentle animal.

Dr. Gardner Creates Face Masks to Help the Hearing Impaired

Watch the video featured on WTVR Richmond to learn more