Our Hearing Professionals
Our audiologists are NC State licensed in audiology and hearing aid dispensing and nationally certified with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and are fellows of the American Academy of Audiology. In order to maintain these credentials, each of them must obtain continuing education hours for the current year. They enjoy taking classes to keep current with new technology, best practices and professional issues.
Deborah Biggert, MA, CCC-A, FAAA
Audiologist and Owner
Deb Biggert, audiologist and owner of Biggert's Hearing Instruments, Inc., has practiced in the field of audiology since 1991 and established her own private practice in 2000. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Masters of Arts degree in Audiology and Hearing Science, and completed her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Iowa. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is nationally certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She has extensive experience in diagnostic testing and advanced amplification systems, and gains satisfaction from knowing that she has helped make a difference in her patients’ lives. She lives in Asheville and in her spare time likes to hike, mountain bike, and travel.
Marlene Wiener, MA
Marlene has been in practice in the field of speech, language and hearing for over 40 years. She is a graduate of Jersey City State University (BA in Special Education and Speech Pathology) and Kean University (MA in Audiology and Communication Sciences), both in her home state of NJ. A certified member of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association from 1981-2013 and Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology since its inception in 1988, she is licensed to practice both Audiology and Hearing Instrument Fitting / Dispensing in NC. Marlene has served developmentally disabled populations in NJ and NC for over 37 years, two ENT practices and two Dispensing Audiology practices. Trained in American Sign Language at the Milburn School for the Hearing Handicapped, she taught in that program for 10 years. Marlene has extensive experience teaching classes for hearing instrument wearers, direct care personnel, families and friends of the hearing impaired.
Tonya Bartley, MA, CCC-A
Biggert's Hearing Instruments is proud to introduce our new audiologist, Tonya Bartley, M.A., CCC-A. Mrs. Bartley received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 1993 from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 1996, she received her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. During her graduate studies, Mrs. Bartley completed two externships: at the Oberlin Clinic in Oberlin, Ohio and at the Children’s Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Bartley has been caring for patient’s hearing health since 1996, providing complete audiological services to both adults and children. Mrs. Bartley lives in Hendersonville, NC with her husband and three children.
Casondra Hopper, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Casondra Hopper wears many hats. She is a lifelong resident of Henderson County, and is a licensed hearing aid dispenser working as an audiology assistant. She also works as the insurance clerk.
Our Office Mascot
Deci has been hanging out at the office since she was born in 2012. She likes treats, bones, and chasing leaves.