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Candace Wawra, Owner and Hearing Instrument Specialist at Hearing Wellness Solutions in Springfield, MO

Meet Your Provider and Owner – Candace Wawra

Hello and welcome to Hearing Wellness Solutions in Springfield. I’m honored that you have found me and want to know more about hearing and how I will work with you in your journey. It is very important that you are comfortable with your professional. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I have been helping people with their hearing for more than ten years. I started my hearing journey working as an Audiology Assistant in a busy Ear, Nose and Throat office. I witnessed firsthand how I could enrich the lives of individuals and I found my passion. I decided to push further to learn. I received training from two Audiologists while I pursued and obtained my Missouri Hearing Instrument Specialist license.

The joy I receive from enriching the lives of my patients is so rewarding that my career is a privilege and overwhelming pleasure, not a job. I take my role seriously knowing how much of an impact I can have on your wellness and overall quality of life. I’m always looking for ways to improve on past techniques, standards, and technology. I enjoy taking the time to really get to know you, your hobbies, and how I can help you get the most out of your hearing wellness journey.

I thoroughly enjoy helping others and I extend that into the community, assisting senior centers, nursing staff and other community groups in education on hearing aid maintenance, technology and other aspects of hearing health. This profession has allowed me to use my nurturing nature and gives me great satisfaction.

In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and cooking. I’m married with two children, a dog, a cat and several chickens. We love life and enjoy every moment!

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Candace Wawra, HIS

Carole Appleby

Meet Your Patient Care Coordinator – Carole Appleby

Hello! I am beyond blessed to be a part of the Hearing Wellness Solutions
team. I love to visit with our patient and learn how hearing aids have
changed their lives.

I moved to Billings in 2019, from California. I have 3 grown children and 2
adorable grandchildren. During my leisure time, I enjoy porch sitting and
enjoying the beautiful view from my deck.

Carole Appleby

Kelly Prohaska, Office Manager

Office Manager – Kelly Prohaska

Hello! I am thrilled to join the Hearing Wellness Solutions Team! I relocated to southern Missouri in 2011 after having grown up in Ohio. I attended Bowling Green State University majoring in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Intervention Education, so yes, I know sign language! Audiology fascinates me, so naturally joining the staff here was a perfect fit for me. I currently reside in Springfield and have one fur child named Baxter. I enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, and hiking in and around Table Rock Lake. My motto in life is to approach each day with a smile and make sure there is time for a bit of laughter. I look forward to meeting all of our present and future patients, and sharing my love of hearing with each and every one of you!

Kelly Prohaska

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