Helton Hearing Care | 406-586-0914

Serving Montana With 3 Great Locations

(406) 586-0914

“ Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and sense of well-being of our valued clients and their families by providing exceptional, reliable and ethical hearing healthcare while exceeding the client's expectations of satisfaction at every level.”

Our Hearing Professionals

Helton Hearing Care is family owned and has served the Bozeman, Montana area and its surrounding communities for over 35 years. We have a great team of hearing care professionals who are very competent, compassionate and committed to provide you with the excellent care possible. Our doctors of audiology have met both state and national requirements and achieved the highest level of credentialing for providing health care to people with hearing predicament. They also update their training regularly by taking continuing education courses and attending seminars. In addition, in order to provide the best hearing care possible, our audiologists frequently participate in clinical research conduct and continually study the latest and greatest in hearing technology available in the market.

Dr. Will Helton, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A

Dr. Will Helton, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A
Co-owner and Clinical Audiologist (Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Audiology, American Board of Audiology (ABA)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CCC-A)
  • Licensed Audiologist by Board of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Montana
  • Member, Montana Audiology Guild
  • Member, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited (A+ rating)

Dr. Helton’s philosophy summarized: “Better hearing opens the door to a more fulfilling and active life” – Will Helton, Au.D.

Dr. Helton earned his Doctoral degree in Audiology at the University of North Texas. He has a vast array of audiology experience including working in a private practice, industrial setting and hospital environments. He is licensed and certified by the State of Montana Board of Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and  the only audiologist in Bozeman, MT, who holds National Board Certification from the American Board of Audiology (ABA).

Dr. Helton is a former educator who has been recognized numerous times during his career. His former students and current clients appreciate his caring, patient demeanor. Dr. Helton is best known for providing an excellent and thorough hearing evaluation. He always takes the time to explain “why”, believing that educated patients achieve a much higher level of overall satisfaction.

Dr. Helton and his wife fell in love with Montana when they first visited Drs. Lee and Darrell Micken in 2009. They decided to move from Texas and have considered Bozeman, MT their new “home town” ever since. Dr. Helton enjoys fishing and long walks with his wife and his dogs.

Gee Helton, M.S.

Gee Helton, M.S.
Co-owner and Practice Development Manager

Gee and her husband, Dr. Will Helton, purchased Micken Hearing Services from Drs. Lee and Darrell Micken at the end of 2009. Gee is a scholar student from Thailand. She earned her Master’s degree in Economics from the University of North Texas. She and Dr. Helton enjoy working together. While Gee worked as a policy and planning analyst for the Ministry of Education in Thailand, she and Dr. Helton also worked together as educators helping to improve the Thai educational system via various government projects for 6 years.

After relocating back to the U.S., she worked in a corporate setting as a Business Intelligence Analyst and later for a leading interactive agency as a Web Analyst. Gee decided to switch her career to be part of Helton Hearing Care, so she and Dr. Helton could team up and create something special together. Gee’s goal for Helton Hearing Care is, "We would like Helton Hearing Care to be a place that provides excellent client care and makes a difference in the live of our clients."

Gee enjoys spending time with Dr. Helton and their dogs. She also likes cooking, blogging and social-networking with her Thai friends. One thing on her would-like-to-do list is to learn how to ski.

Dr. Luke Emberlin, Au.D., FAAA

Dr. Luke Emberlin, Au.D., FAAA
Clinical Audiologist

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
  • Licensed and Certified Audiologist by Board of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Montana

Dr. Emberlin received his Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing as well as his Doctoral degree in Audiology from Arizona State University. He had experience working in ear, nose and throat practices and medical centers in Arizona prior to joining Helton Hearing Care. As a wearer of hearing aids since childhood, he brings empathy and valuable insight for hearing impaired clients as they regain their quality of life with the most appropriate amplification. He looks forward to making positive changes in people's lives.

Though he is a native of Arizona, Dr. Emberlin and his family have visited Bozeman and surrounding areas many times. Trading the hot summers for cold winters, he and his wife are enjoying beautiful Montana and the friendly people here. They want their 2 kids to be raised in Bozeman. Dr. Emberlin has been a major asset since he joined the Helton Hearing Care team in October, 2012.

Dr. Alyson Holmes, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Alyson Holmes, Au.D., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Professional Affiliations

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CCC-A)
  • Licensed and Certified Audiologist by Board of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Montana

Dr. Alyson Holmes earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University and received her Doctoral degree in Audiology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Prior to joining Helton Hearing Care, she gained valuable experience assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing rehabilitation services for hearing loss. Dr. Holmes loves being an Audiologist because it gives her the opportunity to work closely with patients, and provides her the opportunity to help improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Dr. Holmes served in the United State Air Force for 9 years, during that time she lived in England, Mississippi, and Colorado. During her time in Colorado, she and her children fell in love with the mountain life and knew that’s where they wanted to live. Originally from Louisiana, her and her two children are excited to be in Montana and enjoy all this beautiful state has to offer.

Crystal Avaro, B.A.

Crystal Avaro, B.A.
CAOHC Certified Audiologist Assistant

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Audiologist Assistant by Board of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Montana
  • COHC Certified

Crystal is a Bozeman native who has worked in customer service for over 15 years and has been with us since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Montana State University in Modern Languages-Spanish. Crystal is married to Guillermo, who is from Argentina, and they have one son. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Crystal is an Audiologist Assistant who may help you with your hearing instrument clean and checks and other minor repairs. She is also a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and can perform industrial hearing screenings.

Kristi Kendall

Kristi Kendall
Client Care Coordinator

Kristi is a Nebraska native who graduated from the University of Nebraska with a teaching degree in Speech and Theatre. She moved to New York City, where she picked up a love of ethnic food, Boston, where she picked up a law degree from Harvard University, and Washington, D.C., where she picked up a husband, Dick. She practiced administrative law at several private firms before moving to the Federal Communications Commission, where her specialty was low-earth orbiting satellite communications.

Kristi and Dick moved to Montana in 1995. They have 3 grown children. Kristi is so delighted to be starting a new career as a Client Care Coordinator and be part of Helton Hearing Care team.