Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC

Our mission is to help you hear.

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Important Update

Helping U Hear has changed its name! Our new practice name is

Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC.

We are also excited to announce that we are combining our expertise with Kayser Hearing. With this merge, Dr. Uthe and the team at Kayser Hearing are able to bring comprehensive hearing care to even more people in the Des Moines community. Our goal has always been, and continues to be, to provide better hearing care and education to people of all ages.

If you have any questions about the merge of our two practices or our name change, please contact us.


Welcome to Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC

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At Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, we are dedicated to helping you experience a happier life with better hearing. Hearing is an essential part of how you communicate with your loved ones, and when you can’t hear properly you miss out on important moments.

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Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers was founded Dr. Leah Uthe, who has been helping individuals with hearing loss for 11 years. Dr. Leah and Dr. Kayser can help you live an improved quality of life through better hearing. Trust your hearing care with doctors who understand and come see us at Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers.

Voted #2 Best in Metro for 2019-2020

Thank you to all who voted for us in Metro’s Best ! We are excited to announce that Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers (Helping U Hear) was awarded second place for hearing centers in Des Moines. We are grateful to all our patients for your continued loyalty and support.We are excited to announce that Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers (Helping U Hear) was awarded second place for hearing centers in Des Moines. We are grateful to all our patients for your continued loyalty and support.

Why Choose Us?

What sets us apart from other hearing practices is that our audiologists understand the personal effects of hearing loss. We work with you to find an individualized treatment plan that is customized to your unique hearing needs. We've been helping patients hear better for over 30 years! We, also, have the ability to work with multiple hearing aid manufacturers, allowing us to better fit you with the right hearing aid. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff will help you experience better hearing.

Our audiologists are extremely knowledgeable about hearing aid technology and the different manufacturers. They stay up-to-date on each manufacturer’s devices. At Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, we will never just try to sell you hearing aids, we genuinely want to help you experience better hearing and understand your overall hearing health.

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Your First Appointment

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When you come in for your first appointment you will be greeted by our friendly front staff. They will go over any paperwork you need to fill out and help you feel comfortable while you wait. Our office isn’t cold and clinical, instead it has a homey atmosphere. We encourage you to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. Having someone with you can help you feel at ease as well as help us understand what you’re having trouble hearing.

  1. We begin the appointment by having you fill out a brief survey/questionnaire so we can understand your listening environments and what brought you in. This helps us understand what areas you are having trouble hearing in.
  2. After a short conversation to get to know you, we will look inside your ears with an otoscope to check for any earwax build-up or ear infection. Once we've ensured your ears are clean, then we begin the hearing test.
  3. After your hearing test we will go over your results and explain them to you. We believe education is important, that’s why we will go over in detail the effects of your hearing loss.
  4. If hearing aids are recommended, then we will go over your options and our audiologists will make the recommendation based on your degree of hearing loss and unique needs.

Why We Partner with The HearStrong Foundation

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Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers is a proud partner of the HearStrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people get the hearing care they need. 80% of people who have hearing loss let it go untreated. HearStrong aims to close this gap by tackling common barriers to care such as social stigmas, financial difficulties, lack of awareness and resources, and more./p>

HearStrong's Efforts Include:

  • Sharing the stories of remarkable people with hearing loss
  • Connecting people with hearing loss to providers who can help them
  • Gifting hearing aids to those in need

As a practice dedicated to helping everyone get the hearing care they deserve, HearStrong's mission is very important to us. Together we can shatter stigmas and change the face of hearing loss!


Preferred Provider of the NFL Players Association

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Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers is a preferred hearing care provider for the NFL Players Association Professional Athletes Foundation. Through this partnership, the PAF aims to bring better hearing to former professional athletes and their fans across the nation. Together, we spread awareness, help players in need of hearing care, and collected data on the connection between hearing loss and professional football.

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