Heart of Texas Hearing Centers’s Team of Hearing Specialists

Hearing aids are an investment in your health and quality of life. Our team of hearing instrument specialists are committed to helping you hear better.

Erika Vela, HIS, Hearing Instrument Specialist

Erika Vela, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Erika is passionate about helping the hard of hearing and providing the highest quality of client care. She has over 26 years of experience fitting and dispensing hearing aids.

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She enjoyed a wonderful 20-year career with Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. During that time, she had the opportunity to travel the country, exploring many aspects of the hearing health industry. During her years at Starkey Hearing Technologies, Erika received numerous awards for her service and dedication to the hearing industry. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Hearing Aid Association.

Just prior to joining Heart of Texas Hearing Center, she spent 18 months in a very busy, private practice audiology clinic in Abilene. She quickly became addicted to helping patients reconnect to life through better hearing.

After traveling for her job for many years, relocating to West Texas has allowed Erika to stay closer to home to spend more time with her family. She and her husband Bryan have two adult children Nathan and Zachary.

Erika also enjoys spending time with friends and family attending live music events in the surrounding area. She also enjoys camping and practicing yoga.

James Fowler, MD. Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

James Fowler, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Dr. James Fowler, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Brownwood, Stephenville, & Abilene Texas. He has over 29 years of experience in the medical field.

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He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Heart of Texas Memorial, Hendrick Hospital, Comanche County Medical Center, & ACOM in Abilene.

Dr. James Fowler is married to Dr. Lisa Fowler who specializes in Internal Medicine in Brownwood, Texas. They have three wonderful children. Dr. Fowler enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time at the lake with his family.

Lisa Lewis, Practice Manager

Lisa Lewis

Practice Manager

Lisa Lewis has been a practice manager for over 26 years serving the community of the Big Country.

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Her management background ranges from Urgent Care, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, & Non-Surgical Sports Management. In January of 2021 she had the pleasure of joining Heart of Texas Hearing Centers and Central Texas ENT.

She has lived in Abilene her entire life and is married to Quinn Lewis. She and her husband Quinn have three children Haley, Hayden & Logan. Her daughter Haley is the GM for JC Penney here in Abilene, Hayden is a senior at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls obtaining a bachelor degree in Radiologic Technology, Logan is a Junior at Cooper High School and is in the fire academy and has plans to join the Abilene Fire Department when he graduates.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, shopping, exercising and the occasional date night.

She looks forward to many years of service to Heart of Texas Hearing Centers and Central Texas ENT and is excited to share her knowledge and serve clients with compassionate, professional care.

Brittany Wilson, Client Care Coordinator

Brittany Wilson

Client Care Coordinator

Brittany Wilson joined Heart of Texas Hearing Centers in January 2021. She has worked in the medical field for 12 years, specifically Audiology for 3.

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This has been the most rewarding job Brittany has had. Having the opportunity to be a part of the process of helping a client hear again is such a blessing for her and getting to know and interact with clients is an amazing experience.

Brittany was born in Turlock, CA and moved to Texas with her grandparents when she was 5. Brittany loves Texas and does not think she would want to live anywhere else. She graduated from Clyde High School in 2006 and still lives in Clyde today, Go Bulldogs! Brittany has 2 kiddos, Chloe and Kale who are her whole world. Chloe loves school and wants to be a doctor when she grows up and also loves Broadway. Kale wants to go to space. He is NASA bound! They have 2 pets, their cat Mac and husky Finn. For fun they love to travel or have family outings. They love BBQ’s and days at the lake. They all also love to binge watch Glee together on lazy Sundays.

Ginny Vest

Ginny Vest

Ginny has almost 10 years of experience in the medical field as a receptionist and working with medical records.

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Ginny has a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding and an Associate’s in Health Information Technology from TSTC West Texas. Ginny is currently attending WGU for a B.S. in Care Coordination. She plans on graduating in 2023.

Ginny has lived in Stephenville for the past 27 years. She has one son, Tyler, a daughter-in-law, Laney, and a grandson, Riggin, who live in the DFW area. Her interests are reading, crafts, needlework, and being with her friends and family.

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