Beltone Hearing Aid Center was named September's Business of the Month by the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 12.


Gary and Vicki Thomas purchased the Beltone Hearing Aid Center on Main Street in Hesperia, in December of 1992. They outgrew that location when their daughter, Sally, joined them in 1995, and they had to move to a larger office.


In 2003, they began a project to build their own office, after relocating two more times in the Victor Valley. Their new office on Bear Valley Road brings them back home to Hesperia. They also operate offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Beaumont, and Barstow, as part of the Beltone Hearing Care Network of 1,400 locations nationwide.


Gary has an engineering education and work background. Vicki has an accounting education and work background. Together they have worked to provide the best possible hearing health care for the residents of the Victor Valley. They are proud to be Beltone Dispensers because of the quality of new technology available through Beltone Electronics, a company that has been in business since 1940.


The new office will provide them the opportunity to expand their business. Two rooms will be dedicated to hearing evaluations and fitting of hearing aids. Their youngest daughter, Cynthia, will be greeting patients, making appointments, servicing hearing instruments, and taking care of the office work.


Gary and Vicki are also sponsoring Juli Wiley in the process of getting her Hearing Aid Dispenser's License. She will be interning, to learn the procedures that will enable her to pass her written and practical tests to obtain her license.


By the end of October the new office should be open for business. After almost five years, customers can be sure that there will be a lot of celebrating. There is also a 1,200-square-foot office space available for lease. The office space will be configured to meet the new needs of the new tenant. Call 965-9780 for information regarding that office space.


The Hesperia Chamber provides a networking opportunity for its members through monthly meetings and mixers, and weekly coffees.


Beltone Hearing Aid Center has been a member of the Hesperia Chamber since 1993.


The new Hesperia center, opening in October, will be located at 17973 Bear Valley Road, Suite I, Hesperia. For more information call 956-9780.