About Us

When it comes to your hearing, your choice of a hearing healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Since a hearing aid can’t be prescribed like eyeglasses, the proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic and financial needs.


Robin B. Hardin, M.A, LIC-A,FAAA,  Audiologist

Robin Hardin, M.A., LIC-A, FAAA, owner of Athens Oconee Audiology, has over 30 years experience in audiology. During her career she has worked at the highly recognized Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta, the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Atlanta Ear Clinic, a neurotology practice. In May 2009, Hardin was one of 25 audiologists in the world to be invited to participate in the Ida Institute in Denmark. The Ida Institute’s mission is to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss. In this time, she has come to understand that hearing loss is more than a matter of improving patient’s hearing; it is a matter of improving quality of life and individual well being.


Your Goals Are Our Goals

We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having the most difficulty communicating. Then, we will collaborate with you to determine the best solution to increase your ability to hear and understand in the situations you describe. If that solution includes hearing aids, then we are committed to recommending the technology that:
      1. Works best for your level of hearing loss;
      2. Complements your lifestyle and…
      3. Fits within your budget. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Continuing Education

Although we’re smart enough to know that we don’t know everything,  we’re dedicated enough to try!  To make sure we stay on top of both the the latest advances in technology and the current research related to hearing we attend many conferences, seminars and conventions every year.  In addition we belong to a variety of professional organizations that provide us with a wealth of information.
    • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    • American Tinnitus Association