Colorado Springs

Audiology, Inc.






Gene McHugh, EdD

Licensed Audiologist

in Colorado



Mountain Time USA


9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed Fridays



1330 West Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs

Colorado 80904




© 2019






Gene McHugh, EdD is a Colorado licensed audiologist with over 35 years of hearing aid and audiology experience.  The following is a brief summary of his educational and professional background and well as information about his private practice/business and personal background.

Dr. Gene McHugh and Colorado Springs Audiology, Inc.
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.  

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


BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE - Gene has been here for a long time, has been educated in Colorado, and plans to stay in Colorado Springs for a long time.

  • Grew 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.

  • Audiologist and representative for Siemens Hearing Instruments from 1976 to 1980

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

  • Audiologist and representative for Westone Labs from 1980 to 1982

  •  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.

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

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

  • Licensed to practice in audiology and dispense hearing aids in Colorado.

  • In 1985, opened 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.

Since 1976, Dr. McHugh has belonged to numerous professional organizations and published articles and written chapters for audiology textbooks in the area of hearing instrument fittings, earmold materials, and microscope enhanced cerumen management.  He has presented papers at professional organization meetings and provided two online courses with Audiology Online





Gene 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 (He was 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.  Marian was a fabulous accompaniest, and active at 1st Presbyterian church.  Both were active in local community groups.   




Mary is a native and grew up on Colorado Springs' west side.  Her parents were Alex and Emma Purinsh.

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.


For most of their professional lives, 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.      



  Until the end of 2015 Gene sang with three very talented acapella musician's

Kristi Gilbreth, Amy Sue Lambert and Jim Sena 

Below is Broadmoor Harmony in their Victorian costumes performing at the Broadmoor Hotel during Christmas time.  

They had been singing together since 1998.


Gene McHugh       Kristi Gilbreth    Amy Sue Lambert    Jim Sena