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Gene McHugh, EdD

Licensed Audiologist

in Colorado

 

OFFICE HOURS

Mountain Time USA

Mon-Thurs

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed Fridays

 

OFFICE ADDRESS

1330 West Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs

Colorado 80904

 

719.520.1155

 

© 2021

 
Eugene (Gene) McHugh, EdD, OWNER AND AUDIOLOGIST

Dr. Gene McHugh has been helping persons with hearing problems in the Pikes Peak region since 1985, the same year he finished his doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado.   Gene is from Colorado Springs and has been an audiologist since 1976 after completing his MA in Audiology.  Colorado Springs Audiology (Inc) is not owned by any hearing aid manufacturer or buying group At CSA, you can expect unsurpassed services at affordable costs, with special attention to your individual needs.  We believe it's important to be good, but it's more important to be good to people.  

BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE



Dr. McHugh performs cerumen removal and is a consultant to Prescott's Microscopes

 

Dr. McHugh has been here for a long time.  Here's kind of a chronological background on his professional development and experience. He......

  • Attended public schools up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Coronado HS in 1971.

  • Received bachelor's of arts (BA) degree with honors from the University of Northern Colorado in1975.

  • Received masters of arts (MA) degree in clinical audiology in 1976. Interned at Denver General Hospital.

  • Worked as an audiologist and representative for Siemens Hearing Instruments from 1976 to 1980

  • Was certified clinically competent in audiology (designated as CCC/A) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1980.

  • Worked as an audiologist and representative for Westone Labs from 1980 to 1982

  • Was a full-time doctoral student at University of Northern Colorado from 1982-1985. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in audiology and deaf education and served as clinical supervisor at the UNC Audiology Clinic.  He interned at Childrens Hospital (Denver), Denver General Hospital, and the Colorado Department of Health.

  • Was conferred the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with emphasis in audiology and university instruction, in 1985.

  • Published his doctoral dissertation which investigated the effects of open-classroom acoustics on children with auditory processing deficit. 

  • Was (and is) licensed to practice in audiology and dispense hearing aids in Colorado.

  • Opened his private practice initially called McHugh Center for Hearing, changed in 1988 to Colorado Springs Audiology.

  • Became a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) in 1989.

  • Published articles and wrote a chapter for an audiology textbook.

  • Taught seminars at meetings in areas in his professional interests.

 

PERSONAL  BACKGOUND   

 

 

Gene McHugh is married to Mary Purinsh, DDS.  Gene and Mary met in high school, both graduating in the first class from Coronado High School  in 1971.  Gene and Mary were married in 1976.   

Gene is not a native (being born in Spencer, Iowa) but moved to Colorado at the age of 12.  Gene's parents were Mac and Marian McHugh.  Mac was a pharmacist who worked for Eli Lilly & Co., retired in 1983.  Gene's mother, Marian was an accomplished accompaniest and active at 1st Presbyterian church.  Both parents made to their early 90's before passing on.  

 

 

Mary is a native and grew up on Colorado Springs' west side.  Her parents were Alex and Emma Purinsh, both immigrants.  Mary is a general practice dentist and has been in private practice since 1980.  For a period of time, when first starting her practice, Mary was the only female dentist in Colorado Springs, so she was kind of a pioneer.  Her first office was located for 30 years in the Old Colorado City area. Mary received her BA with honors in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975 and DDS degree from the University of Iowa in 1979.  In her spare time, Mary enjoys painting, gourmet cooking, and creating wonderful home brew beer (Gene wrote this line).  For more information about Dr. Purinsh (Mary), go to drpurinsh.com. They do not have children, but always had a dog to complete their family.

 

 

2012: AUDIOLOGY AND DENTISTRY PRACTICING TOGETHER
For most of their professional careers, Mary and Gene practiced in separate locations.  In 2011, they purchased the building shown below and finally had the opportunity to have their practices in the same location.  Called the "DentAudio Building" the inside is new with the latest technical and design features.  Why the Westside? Gene and Mary grew up on the Westside and their intent was to bring investment and professional services to the westside of Colorado Springs.  Since movinig in, the neighborhood has nicely improved - exactly what they had hoped.  Best of all, according to comments from patients and friends, the feeling of "welcomeness" is the nicest part of the DENTAUDIO building. We think you'll agree.      


  

OUTSIDE INTERESTS

Gene's main outside interest is music.  He performed in plays at the Fine Arts Center, sang in Barbershop and Acapella groups, was a member of the Colorado Springs Chorale for 10 years and sang and played piano with a small rock and roll ensemble.  Mary enjoys painting and is an excellent cook.  They enjoy walking through Red Rock Canyon.  In 2002, the couple purchased land and build a home/cabin in Cuchara, Colorado.  Most weekends, they spend time in Cuchara with their puppy where it's quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.