Yesterday, we received the news that for the first time in 8 years, we had NOT been awarded as ‘Best of the West’ in the public vote awards for ‘Best Hearing Aid Center’ for 2022.

Having previously won the award many times, my first reaction was one of disbelief as I know that hundreds of our patients voted for us to win just like they do each year.

But all good things must come to an end, and it signifies that Livingston Hearing Aid Center pushed extra hard for their patients, colleagues, and friends to vote for them with the goal of dethroning us and seeking recognition.

I want to take this moment to wish my congratulations to them.

The winner is always chosen based on who receives the most nominations, and this year, they came out on top, fair and square.

But what does this actually mean?

What does it mean to you, the Lubbock community, and the hundreds of local people looking for a hearing care partner to work with to regain control of their lives and achieve better hearing?

In my opinion, I don’t believe it changes too much.

When choosing a hearing care partner in Lubbock, you have several local options available to you.

Each option has its own differences and its own focus. Some focus predominately on a retail-based model of selling hearing aids, and others focus on more of a clinical approach that prioritizes your long-term hearing healthcare.

Similarly, some options look for a large amount of short-term transactions (you’re fit with hearing aids, and then you can schedule an appointment if you need help in the future) and others, like ourselves, focus on a relationship for life, knowing that hearing loss and hearing healthcare is something that you’ll always live with.

The question always comes down to what you’re looking for in a hearing healthcare provider.

To help you to make the best possible decision for yourself or a loved one based on your circumstances and needs, I have two things to share with you.

First, we have created some comparison breakdowns so that you can truly understand the difference between working with us versus both Livingston Hearing Center and Costco.

These highlight some of the big and small differences so that you can make a decision knowing all the facts and details.

“What’s the Difference Between Cornerstone Audiology and Livingston Hearing Center”

“What’s the Difference Between Cornerstone Audiology and Costco”

Second, I thought I would ask some local people that have been in the exact same situation as you, some of which have worked with the multiple options available, to share their advice and recommendations with you.

At our recent “Patient Appreciation Event,” – they jumped on camera, and here’s what they had to say.


If you have any questions, need any help, or would simply like to speak to a hearing health professional for a no-obligation and friendly conversation to ask any questions, then we’re here to help.

You can call us at 806-687-4327, or you can request a callback by clicking here.

No matter what happens in this crazy world, our patients remain the center of ours.

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Julie Hubik, Au.D., CCC-A - Doctor of Audiology & CEO of Cornerstone Audiology

Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas' most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with a hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas, and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.
    Audiology Assistant Required to Join Winning Team

    Seeking to hire full-time person to train to become an audiology assistant.

    Applicant must prioritize customer service, be outgoing and friendly, a problem-solver by nature and comfortable with technology.

    4th Year Extern Required to Join Winning Team

    Seeking "Go-Getter" 4th year extern for the 2022-2023 school year. Must prioritize patient care and be eager to learn from our award-winning team.

    If local, position is available to train/start immediately.

    Will gain experience in diagnostics, hearing aid programming and fitting, lyric, cerumen removal and cochlear implants.

    Competitive salary and sign on bonus available.

    Audiologist/Operations Manager Required to Join Winning Team

    Seeking to hire a full-time Audiologist/Operations Manager with hearing aid dispensing and management experience to work closely with our owner to implement business strategy in the clinic. Competitive Salary and relocation/sign on bonus available.

    • Dynamic leader with excellent communication skills
    • Appreciates people and prioritizes patient care wanting the best for those around them
    • Tactical - a "Doer" - can get things done!
    • Fun personality
    • Excellent patient care and audiology skill set
    Audiologist Required to Join Winning Team

    Cornerstone Audiology is in search of a dispensing audiologist to join our amazing team in Lubbock, Texas. It’s an opportunity to be part of a nationally respected team of passionate people who have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced hearing care experts in West Texas.

    We’re now seeking someone that wants to join our work family, show us the commitment that we’ll show them and be part of shaping our future, as one of our audiologists.

    To join our team, we care much more about you, your personality, and your career ambitions. From our experience, a great audiologist cares more about people than anything else, they feel a duty to help others, and they’re often willing to go far beyond normal expectations to delight their patients.

    If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, we’d like to meet you:

    • Positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around, great sense of humor
    • Friendly, warm, a people person – and comes across the very first time you meet someone, even on the telephone
    • Patient, compassionate, helpful especially with older people. Even temperament, calm, always pleasant, unflappable. Has a knack for being able to turn a frown into a smile
    • Committed, dedicated, a great teammate, pitches in without being asked, puts team accomplishments ahead of individual accomplishments
    • Accurate, detailed, gets things right, double checks their own work, makes very few mistakes
    • Owns it: accepts responsibility, credits others for successes and accepts responsibility for failures. Always finds a constructive way to solve a problem
    • Coachable, doesn’t get defensive, accepts feedback with a positive attitude. Always looking for ways to grow and improve
    • Reliable, dependable, doesn’t just arrive on time: often comes in a little early to make sure they’re prepared for the day; willing to stay late when there’s work that needs to be done

    These statements also describe the people you’ll be working with in our office. It’s the kind of culture we’ve developed, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining that culture. The person we hire has to be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

    This isn’t just a job: it’s a commitment to a team, serving a real purpose, helping people stay connected with their loved ones and enjoy life.

    If that appeals to you, and the above description made you say “Hey! That’s me!”, then we’d love to talk. We want to see your resume, so send that along! We are so excited to find the right fit for this position!

    Job Type: Full-time, 8-5, M-F, Competitive base salary (depending on experience) plus Commissions/Bonuses, Benefits including 401k available, paid holidays off, PTO included

    Texas Audiology Licensure Required

    Experience required in the following areas:

    • Diagnostic testing
    • Multi-manufacturer hearing aid experience – fitting, programming, Lyric experience a plus
    • Cerumen management
    • Excellent customer service experience is essential!