Jason Murphy is a second-generation Hearing Instrument Specialist. Jason was raised in Hazlehurst, Georgia. There, he learned beneficial life skills by working alongside his grandfathers in chicken laying houses and carpentry. Baseball interested Jason, so he began playing little league ball and continued through high school. After graduating from Jeff Davis High School in 1997, Jason attended South Georgia College in Douglas, Georgia, where he received an Associate of Science Degree. Then, transferred to the University of Georgia to earn his Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2001.
While growing up, Jason was exposed to the hearing aid profession. His parents have been in the hearing aid industry for as long as he can remember. However, it was not until his time at UGA that Jason truly discovered his calling to help people hear their best. While volunteering at the Speech and Hearing Clinic servicing children and young adults, Jason saw firsthand the absolute joy and beauty hearing brings to an individual’s life. Seeing a person’s face light up with utter happiness upon hearing for the first time is an amazing experience. Jason knew then “Hearing is his passion and helping people hear their best is his mission!”
After graduating from UGA, Jason started working at Starkey Laboratories Inc. located in Norcross, Georgia. He served as a customer service representative for the Audibel Division as well as a hearing instrument specialist overseeing The Center for Fitting Excellence for 5 years. While living in the Atlanta area, Jason met his future wife, Heather Vonier. In 2005, Jason married, moved to Valdosta, Georgia, and joined his parents’ hearing aid team. While learning the dispensing side of the hearing aid profession, Jason envisioned having his own hearing aid practice. In 2009, the Audibel manufacturer presented Jason with an opportunity to make his dream a reality. Later in June, Jason and his wife, Heather, opened American Hearing Aid Center in Thomasville, Georgia. With great products and incredible support, Jason has built a business impacting customers’ lives through better hearing. Jason values every customer relationship and sharing in their hearing success. Being on this journey is a continued blessing!
In his personal time, Jason loves spending time at home with Heather and their four-legged kid, Cotton. Most nights Cotton’s pals, Jax and Mav, visit for a play date in the backyard. Jason hangs out with the boys tossing the ball, rough-housing, and the much-anticipated cruising the neighborhood on walks. When not sleeping in, Jason enjoys his early morning workouts and weekend runs. Over the weekends, Jason appreciates a slightly competitive golf game with family or friends. He meticulously manicures his lawn, trees and shrubs, calling it lawn therapy. Jason is the grill master of the Murphy household helping with weekly meal prepping. Relaxing on the beach is his favorite vacation activity. However, when football season rolls around, Jason is Athens, Georgia bound to witness the “DAWGS meeting Between the Hedges. “