Our History

pittsburgh.jpgPittsburgh Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc. is a private practice specializing in hearing assessment, hearing aids and aural rehabilitation. The practice was established by Mr. Arthur Bartz in the 1940s and was originally located on Fifth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. The practice name, at the time, was Pittsburgh Hearing Aid Center.

“Pittsburgh Hearing Aid Center” later found a new home in the famous (for Pittsburgh natives) Jenkins Arcade Building (pictured, left). When the Jenkins Arcade was torn down, we relocated to the Clark Building (Liberty Avenue, pictured right) in downtown Pittsburgh. Over the next 16 years and as the practice grew, more space was needed. Starting on the 12th floor of the Clark Building we then moved to the 22nd, the 14th and then back to the 22nd floor.

In 1980, Mr. Ralph Di Pasquale, a hearing aid specialist, bought the practice. Our long-time patients remember his daughter, Laura, the little girl who was always interested in helping her dad. Growing up, Laura followed in her dad’s footsteps making a commitment to hearing healthcare: she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communication Disorders and, subsequently, received her Master’s in Audiology from Clarion University. She earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from A. T. Still University.

pittsburgh-2.jpgDr. Laura Di Pasquale-Gregory joined the practice to work alongside her dad, as a full-time audiologist, in 1994. To reflect the expanding scope of practice, “Pittsburgh Hearing Aid Center” became  what it is known today, Pittsburgh Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc.

For more than 60 years Pittsburgh Audiology & Hearing Aid Center has served Pittsburgh with an ongoing commitment to better hearing healthcare. We have grown to 5 Pittsburgh area locations utilizing state-of-the art technology and staffed by expert Doctors of Audiology. We are today, more than ever, able to realize the goals of true hearing rehabilitation.