Our Staff

Jack Jones

President

Jack Jones admits he’s all smiles whenever he hears someone say serving the hearing aid community is in his blood. “Yes, that’s definitely true,” he nods. “It’s a family legacy. My lifetime passion.” With his parents and grandparents dedicating their lives to the hearing aid industry before him, he has seen first-hand since a young boy the lives impacted when hearing problems are addressed and solved.

From talks around the dinner table, to continuous time with family immersed in helping those with hearing loss, to his teenage years and beyond working in different facets of the industry, Jack says he understands the various angles of the industry well.

This unique insight helps feed his passion today as he works continuously to improve the SoundWorks organization, to lead a remarkable team of dedicated a hearing aid professionals. In a world changing in unprecedented ways, he strives to cast a vision for the future, he shares, “that leads to ongoing improvements in helping those with hearing loss while never losing sight of what makes us who we are.” Maintaining the family atmosphere, the relationships built with clients, the expert care provided, are all very important “as we look to the future with needed adaptations in a fast-moving world” he shares. “I want to continually ask how can we serve the hearing impaired community in the best possible way and provide the tools and resources necessary to make that happen?”

Jack was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, earned a B.S. in communication sciences and disorders from UT Austin, and is licensed by the state of Texas as a hearing aid fitter and dispenser. He resides in  Fort Worth, Texas with his partner, Chris Applegate, and  loves adventure travel, cars, and good food in his free time. 

Jonathan Nelson

Vice President

Dr. Nicole Raven

Doctor of Audiology

Nicole Raven, Au.D., F-AAA has been a practicing audiologist since 1995. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, graduating from The Pennsylvania State University and Temple University. She received a doctorate in audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Dr. Raven has worked in numerous clinical settings including private practice, long-term care facilities and otolaryngology practices. Her interest in the field of audiology began from an early age after her grandmother suffered a brain aneurysm leaving her with hearing loss and expressive aphasia.

Dr. Raven brings her years of experience, continued education and vast hearing aid experience to each patient. Her focus is listening to individual communication needs and adapting the appropriate fitting for each person and their lifestyle. She builds long-term relationships with her patients and enjoys seeing them through various stages of life.

Dr. Raven and her family moved to the northwestern Dallas/Ft. Worth area to be closer to family and to experience all that Texas has to offer. Her interests include anything outdoors, especially near the water and new food and wine experiences.

Education:

  • B.S. Communication Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.A. Audiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ

Licensure/Certifications/Affiliations:

  • Texas Audiology License # 81311
  • Texas Academy of Audiology member
  • Colorado Audiology License # AUD.0001013
  • New Jersey Audiology License #41YA00096400
  • Board Certified by American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology

Experience:

  • Audiologist/Owner Acoustical Laboratories, Malvern, PA 1996-2001
  • Director of Audiology, Hearsay Hearing Centers, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2017
  • Director of Audiology, Hunterdon Otolaryngology Associates, Flemington, NJ 2017-2022
  • Audiologist, Sound Works Hearing Centers, Weatherford and Granbury, TX 2022-present

Glenn York

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Glenn is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Arlington office. He was born and raised in Grand Prairie and began his career in the hearing industry in 1982. His favorite part about his career is his opportunity to help patients hear better and change lives with the best hearing they can achieve. Outside of work, Glenn enjoys camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with family.

Angel Walker

Patient Care Coordinator

Angel is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Arlington office. She was born and raised in Texas and has been in a customer service role since she was 16 years old. She has a passion for serving her patients and meeting them in person. Many of the patients know her by name as she has been with the Arlington office since 2015. She is proud to have a military family, with her husband who just finished his Army reserve contract after serving 7 years. Angel and her husband have a beautiful daughter named Avery.

Tiffani Valderez

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Tiffani has been a Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist in Livingston since 2003. She is originally from Houston, Texas, and has grown to love the small town she now calls home. She loves working with people of all ages to help them improve their quality of life by reconnecting them with their family and friends through better hearing. Tiffani is a member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association, as well as the International Hearing Society. Every year she stays updated on new technology through several hours of continuing education that allows her to bring a higher quality of care to her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Felix, and their two sons, Cameron and Carson. She also likes remodeling or doing various house projects.

Tyler Scott Simpson

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Tyler is a part of a family who has been helping Texans hear and live better since 1960. He started his career in the hearing industry in 2005 with patient data entry and then began working at Simpson Hearing Center in Livingston in 2008. Tyler is a Nationally Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist who strives to treat every patient like they are his own family member.

When he is not in the office experiencing the huge impact hearing makes in people’s lives, he has tons of hobbies to keep him busy. He is a rancher, forester, hiker, runner, axe man, cryptocurrency aficionado, and stargazer. 

John Simpson

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Will Langston

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Will was born and raised in Livingston, TX. He enjoys hunting, golfing and spending time with friends and family. He is also a long standing committee member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Currently a resident of Athens, TX, Will is an active member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and the International Hearing Society. He has been a licensed hearing instrument specialist for over 5 years. Through better hearing, Will is devoted to improving the lives of his patients.

Paula Schermerhorn

Patient Care Coordinator

Melisa Kitchen

Patient Care Coordinator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Liberty office. She was born and raised in Texas and has been residing in Liberty for 17 years. Of those 17 years, she has been working at our Liberty clinic for 10 of those years. She loves to get to know each patient that walks in the door and has a passion for helping them hear better. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as riding her motorcycle.

Melissa Keith

Patient Care Coordinator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Burleson office. She is originally from Houston, but currently resides in Crowley. She began working in the hearing industry in 2020 after looking for something that was new and challenging. Her favorite part of her role are the patients. Daily, she strives to be a ‘yes’ person and helping to the best of her abilities to make each patient’s day better. She also loves how Sound Works feels like a family.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, having game nights, watching movies, and eating good food. She is also a softball and baseball mom of the three so you can almost always find her on a field. GO Eagles!

Dr. Lori Kay

Doctor of Audiology

Lori K. Kay, Au.D. has been working as an audiologist since 1991. Originally from Ohio and an avid Ohio State University Buckeye fan, Dr. Kay has worked with all age groups. She loves working with adults to help them overcome their hearing difficulties and to improve their quality of life. Seeing individuals reconnecting with their family and friends because they can hear again gives her great satisfaction. Dr. Kay has worked with a rehabilitation company in North Carolina, as an Executive Director of a non-profit Speech and Hearing Center in Florida, and in private practice both in New Mexico and Texas.

Dr. Kay encourages family members to attend appointments with their loved one as hearing loss not only affects the individual but the family as well. Learning how to help the individual receive the most benefit from the hearing aids requires a team effort in order for the individual to be successful. Continuing education is important to Dr. Kay. She attends the American Academy of Audiology conventions, attends training courses provided by hearing aid manufacturers, and takes some online courses. Dr. Kay believes that continuing her education allows her to bring a higher quality of care to her patients.

Dr. Kay enjoys spending time with her husband, a United States Air Force Veteran and their two dogs. They like to travel and spend time with family. When Dr. Kay gets any “spare time” she enjoys scrapbooking family photos, making cards for special occasions, and reading.

Education:

  • B.A., Speech & Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.A., Audiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Internship Training:

  • The Ohio State University Speech & Hearing Clinic, Columbus, Ohio 1989-1991
  • The Ohio State University Hospitals ENT Clinic, Columbus, Ohio, 1991
  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, Columbus, Ohio 1990
  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 1990
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 1990-1991

Licensure:

  • Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, License #80276
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), #01105840

Work:

  • Experience: Communicare ProRehab/RehabWorks, 1991-1997
  • Executive Director for Speech & Hearing Center of Ft. Walton Beach, 1997-2002
  • Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002-2003
  • Las Cruces Hearing Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico 2003-2009
  • Livingston Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, Las Cruces, New Mexico 2009-2013
  • Premier Hearing Center, Fort Worth, Texas 2013-2015
  • SoundWorks Hearing Center, Lake Worth, Texas 2015-present

Kendra Huff

Patient Care Coordinator

Kendra is our Patient Care Coordinator, serving the hearing industry since 2014. She has a passion for helping others and serving the needs of her community. Kendra was born and raised in the small town of Grapeland, TX. She lives on a small farm with her husband, Shane and their 4 children, Ethan, Keegan, Scout, and Tilley. During her free time she enjoys making memories with her family hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling.

Kevin Hight

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Kevin is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in the state of Texas. He was raised in Baytown, Texas, and currently resides in Lufkin. Having hearing loss himself, Kevin has an intimate and personal knowledge of hearing instruments and how their features impact and improve his patient’s hearing. Kevin understands the issues individuals face due to hearing loss, and the immense quality of life that proper hearing help provides. He strongly believes that hearing loss not only impairs the individual’s quality of life, but through its insidious nature, affects the individual’s entire circle of family and friends. Learning how to help the individual receive the most benefit from the hearing aids requires a team effort for the individual to be most successful. He encourages family members to attend appointments with their loved one in order to accurately address the issue of the individual’s hearing loss and how it affects their significant relationships. During his years as a Hearing Healthcare Specialist he has seen joy brought back to many individuals and families through proper hearing aid amplification and counseling.

In his leisure-time, Kevin enjoys church, cooking on his smoker, and spending time with his Labrador Retrievers. 

Virginia Bautista

Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer Worley

Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer has been a lifelong resident of Athens, Texas. She started at SoundWorks in Athens in 2018 but has been working in the hearing industry since 2006. As a person with hearing loss herself, she enjoys sharing stories with her patients, developing bonds, and learning about new hearing aid technology. She strives to treat her patients with the same care and respect as she would want her own family treated. Outside of work, Jennifer loves to do arts and crafts, go on roadtrips, watch movies, and listen to music. She also enjoys antiques, going thrift shopping, and collecting crystals and rocks. In addition, she is a proud fur Mom to one dog and two precious, old kitties. 

Mandi York

Patient Care Coordinator

Mandi is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Arlington office. She was born and raised in Grand Prairie and began her career in the hearing industry in 2016. She was drawn to the hearing industry because of her family and desire to help people. Mandi’s favorite part of her career is talking with the patients and knowing that she is a making a difference in people’s lives. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging with her son, spending time with her family, singing, and reading.

Amber Gray

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Amber Gray, Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, is a native of Lufkin,TX and has served the hearing needs of East Texans for over 10 years! She is a member of Texas Hearing Aid Association and International Hearing Society. Amber’s passion is to improve quality of life through better hearing for every individual who struggles with hearing loss. She works diligently to provide each patient with superior care and achieve the best quality of hearing that hearing aids can provide. What sets Amber apart is her passion and dedication to each patient’s individual concerns and needs. In addition, Amber specializes in “difficult to fit” hearing loss. In her leisure time, she enjoys hunting, playing softball, and spending time with her family.

Christie Plock

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Christie Plock is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Fort Worth clinic. She was born and raised in Texas and began her career in the hearing industry in 1987. Christie’s passion is to improve the quality of life through better hearing for every individual who struggles with hearing loss is what drew her to her profession. Her favorite part about her career is getting to know her patients and changing their quality of life. Outside of work, Christie enjoys exercising and reading.

Phillip Gandy

Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Phillip is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Burleson clinic. He was born and raised in Texas and began her career in the hearing industry in 2010. Phillip was drawn to the industry as he has family members suffering from hearing loss. His favorite part about his career is helping his patients and there families quality of life. Outside of work, Phillip enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his family

Irene Jones

Clinical Audiologist

Ray Jones

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Melissa Jones Gandy

Practice Administrator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Fort Worth office. Working in the hearing industry started with her grandfather who started the family business back in 1959. Melissa now has 29 years in the hearing industry under her belt. She enjoys the personal interactions she gets to have with the patients each day. Outside of work, Melissa is active in her church, loves spending time with friends, traveling, and shopping.

Vicky Bautista

Patient Care Coordinator

Vicky is our Patient Care Coordinator for our Crockett office. Originally from Mexico, she current resides in Lufkin, Texas. She began working for the Crockett clinic in 2018. Everyday, Vicky strives to give the best customer service that she can to every patient that walks through the clinic door. Her favorite part of her workday are the patients whom she gets to interact with daily. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cake decorating. 

Chawnta Lewis

Patient Care Coordinator

Chawnta is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Nacogdoches office. She is originally from Karnack, but moved to Nacogdoches in 2013. She was drawn to the hearing industry because of her brother who wears a cochlear implant. She has been able to watch his hearing journey and now that she works in the hearing industry, she can better understand what he experiences on a day-to-day basis. She loves being a small part of other people’s hearing journeys as well and seeing the expressions on patients’ faces after they can hear.

Chawnta is a proud mother of a beautiful angel baby boy. He was and still is the joy of her life. Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her family, trail riding, reading, taking trips, and just relaxing. 

Erin McCormick

Patient Care Coordinator

Erin is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Tomball office. She was raised in Humble and currently resides in Conroe. Erin has been serving patients at SoundWorks Hearing Centers since 2021. Before she was a Patient Care Coordinator, she was a Sign Language Interpreter which drew her into the hearing industry. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that each day she is a part of making a difference in others’ lives. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music and going for walks.

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5 Stars based on 913 Reviews on Google.

Read what some of our patients have to say about our staff and our office!

At sound works the staff are very friendly and professional. Kevin makes sure that his patience are taken care of and that they are satisfied when then leave. If they have any question about about their hearing aids Kevin will answer them to the best of his ability. I have...

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Dortha Samuel, on Google

The vist was very professional, the staff is friendly and prompt with my request. There was no wait time and complete care was taken when updating my hearing aids. Highly recommended

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Steve Krone, on Google

Tuesday was my very first time ever to evaluate my hearing. Mr. Hight was very professional. I felt very comfortable as he explained everything in detail. I am 100 percent satisfied with their services and will recommend them to everyone who has need.

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becky hudson, on Google

This was a great place to go to get your ears tested. All the equipment is state of the art and so are the hearing aids. I love the people that work there, friendly and helpful.

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Teena Simonson, on Google

I went to Sound Works today because my hearing aid broke on me. Calvin the hearing aid professional had it fixed for me in about five minutes. I was very impressed about the very quick time it took. I really like Sound Works and the associates that work for them.

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Edith Kenney, on Google

Got in and out with no problems and Amber Gray did a good job of explaining everything to me, I would recommend them if you have hearing problems.

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Horace Davis, on Google

I called for an appointment and was able to get in quickly. I was greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome at the place of business. The staff was knowledgeable and able to meet my needs. Thanks a bunch!!

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Joshua Senn, on Google

Amber was awesome and gave great advice. Knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. I'd definitely recommend this place and her for your hearing needs.

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Starr Haffner, on Google

I am very satisfied with sound works. Amber is a great asset to the company. She answers all my question and concerns that I might have. Sincerely Tina Belden

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Tina Belden, on Google

Soundworks was very Professional and the office staff was very polite and there wasn't any waiting time. The personal that were testing your ears were Very Professional after all the tests were done then they went over them with you & your family. I would greatly recommend Soundworks to all...

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Fred Verhine, on Google

Sound works audiologist April was excellent in explaining about my hearing loss, answering all my questions, and showing and discussing all the types of hearing aids available.

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Richie Cowan, on Google