About Us

Better Hearing, Better Living

Mission Statement

KC Hearing Center (formerly Raytown Hearing Aid Service) is an Audiology practice serving the Kansas City area for over 30 years by providing diagnostic hearing evaluations and treating hearing loss. Our goal is to educate on the effects of untreated hearing loss and promote better hearing & better living within our community.

At our clinic, we believe that good hearing is essential for maintaining a high quality of life.

That's why we offer a comprehensive range of services to help all people improve their hearing health. We take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. From hearing evaluations to hearing aid fittings and repairs, we're here to help you hear your best.

We accept most insurance plans, so that more people have access to treating their hearing loss. Additionally, we will verify your insurance benefits prior to your appointment, if we have your insurance information available to us.

We're committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to all of our patients. Our goal is to help individuals live their best lives through better hearing. Our level of care goes beyond the hearing evaluation - we're here to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better hearing!

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Why Us?

  • Our hearing evaluations and tests are thorough and designed to provide a complete picture of your hearing abilities.
  • Hearing aid services include comprehensive fittings, adjustments, and repairs to ensure your device is functioning at its best.
  • In addition to offering a wide range of audiological services, we also provide educational seminars and presentations to our patients and wider community.
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Meet the Audiologists

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Kathryn Grote, MS

Kathryn Grote is an Audiologist with a passion for helping people by improving their hearing. She is a former leading Regional Representative for two global hearing aid manufacturers and has assisted patients across the Midwest. She realized the need for local care within her community and therefore, founded KC Hearing Center.  With 20 years of experience in Audiology, Kathy has developed a deep understanding of hearing aid technology and the impacts of untreated hearing loss. She believes that better hearing allows others to enjoy every moment and build memories with loved ones.

In addition to providing hearing health care, Kathy enjoys spending time with family, weekends at the lake and attending sporting events with her kids. She has 2 sons, one is in high school and one is in college studying accounting & finance.

Kathy is committed to providing education and professional care in a comfortable environment and is always looking for ways to help others live their best life through better hearing.

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Charles Hare, Audiologist, MS CCC-A

Charles Hare has over 30 years of experience in Audiology. He has proudly been serving patients at Jackson County Audiology (now KC Hearing Center) for 20 years. Prior to that his experience includes Educational Audiology in the Fort Osage School District, Audiology Supervisor at an Otolaryngology practice in Eastern Jackson County and Audiology Services at Truman Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri at Kansas City Medical School. In addition to his extensive Audiological experience, he has been a contributor to the local Audiology community by serving as President of the Kansas City Society of Audiology, Education Director of the Missouri Hearing Society, Convention co-chair of the Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Society and an Adopt-A-School Partner with the Multidistrict Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at the Blue Springs School District.

Charles is married with 2 children & a grandchild, who he enjoys spending time with.

Charles has supported patients in Jackson County his entire career and is committed to utilizing his experience to help others, in his local community, hear their best

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Roberta Beile, Audiologist, MA CCC-A

Roberta has over 30 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Roberta has had the unique experience of working in multiple Audiological settings. She has worked in private hospitals, university clinical settings with children and adults and as a representative for two manufacturers of hearing instruments, giving her added expertise with hearing aid manufacturers & technology.

Roberta is married and has a daughter and a grand-dog. She enjoys spending time with family, doing yoga, exercising, watching baseball, gardening and studying metaphysics.

Roberta encourages individuals to receive regularly scheduled hearing evaluations and is dedicated to enhancing the patient experience with hearing aids.

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Minnie Baldridge, Audiologist, AuD CCC-A

Minnie has her doctorate degree in Audiology and has over 20 years of experience seeing patients around the Kansas City & surrounding area. Minnie has had the opportunity to work in many Audiology settings to enhance her knowledge in hearing aid technology, diagnostic evaluations and diagnosis of hearing loss. Minnie has worked in hospitals, private practice, Ear Nose & Throat and directly with insurance companies. Minnie serves veterans by performing C&P evaluations.

Minnie has 3 children, 7 grandchildren & 3 dogs who have stolen her heart. Minnie also enjoys crafting projects and growing unique indoor plants.

Minnie offers a kind and personalized approach to her patient visits. Her goal is to increase access to hearing health care to all people in need of support.

Patient Care Coordinators

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Mercedes Haase

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Kerri Jenkins

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