Erika Vela, HIS, Hearing Instrument Specialist (Click for Bio)
Erika joined the practice of Dr. James Fowler at Heart of Texas Hearing Center in October 2015 and has enjoyed providing better hearing to his wonderful patients. She has been overwhelmed with the warm reception from his patients and can’t wait to meet them all.
She enjoyed a wonderful 20-year career with Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. During that time, she had the opportunity to travel the country, exploring many aspects of the hearing health industry. During her years at Starkey Hearing Technologies, Erika received numerous awards for her service and dedication to the hearing industry. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Texas Hearing Aid Association.
Just prior to joining Heart of Texas Hearing Center, she spent 18 months in a very busy, private practice audiology clinic in Abilene. She quickly became addicted to helping patients reconnect to life through better hearing.
After traveling for her job for many years, relocating to West Texas has allowed Erika to stay closer to home to spend more time with Bryan, her husband of 26 years, and her two sons, Nathan and Zachary.
Nathan is a full-time student at Abilene Christian University, pursuing his Doctorate in Audiology, after proudly serving time in the United State Air Force. Zachary is in his junior year at Clyde High School and enjoys his job at Chick-Fil-A.
She looks forward to many years of service to Dr. Fowler and is excited to share her knowledge and serve her patients with compassionate, professional hearing healthcare.