Dr. Gene McHugh
Mountain Time USA
1330 West Colorado Ave.
OWNER/AUDIOLOGIST'S BACKGROUND & INTERESTS
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
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.
not owned by any hearing aid manufacturer or buying
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EDUCATION TRAINING & EXPERIENCE - Gene has been here for a long
time, educated in Colorado and plans to stay in Colorado
Springs for a long time.
Attended high school in Colorado Springs,
Received his bachelor's degree (BA) with honors from the
University of Northern Colorado,1975.
Interned at Denver General Hospital and
The Children's Hospital in Denver
master's degree (M.A.) in clinical audiology in 1976.
Worked for hearing aid manufacturer
(Siemens) from 1977 to 1980 as manufacturer
representative and audiologist.
Certified clinically competent in audiology (designated
as CCC/A) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Worked for earmold manufacturer (Westone)
from 1980 to 1982 as representative and in-house
1982-1985. Full time doctoral student at University of Northern Colorado, Department
of Special Education. Worked part-time for Siemens as Rep.
a doctoral student, taught undergraduate and graduate courses
in audiology and deaf education and served as clinical
supervisor at the University of Northern Colorado
Audiology Clinic between 1982 to 1984.
Conferred the doctoral
special education (EdD) with emphasis in audiology and university
investigated the effects of open- classroom acoustics on
children with auditory processing deficit.
private practice initially called McHugh Center
for Hearing changed to Colorado Springs Audiology
1993-1995. Taught undergraduate classes at Colorado State University
in Pueblo and at various times has mentored other aspiring
with a maker of binocular microscopes to promote the use of
otomicroscopy by audiologists.
presented papers at professional meetings
2015. Assisted in cerumen management class for audiologists
attending the American Academy of Audiology convention, San Antonio.
Dr. McHugh belongs to numerous
professional organizations and has 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
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 Colorado Springs
Gene may not be a native
(He was born in Spencer Iowa and moved to Colorado at the age of
12). Gene's parents were Mac and Marian McHugh who were
active in local community groups.
Mary IS a true native
and grew up on
the west side. Her parents were Alex and Emma Purinsh.
Gene and Mary were married in 1976.
They have always loved the westside and now reside in the
wonderful community of Manitou Springs.
Mary is a general practice
DENTIST and has been in private practice since 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.
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, she is an artist, chef and beer maker. For more information about Dr. Purinsh
(Mary), go to
AUDIOLOGY AND DENTISTRY
In 2011, Gene and Mary purchased the
building shown below and now have their practices in the same
location. Called the "Dent Audio Building"
the inside is all 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 classic westside of Colorado Springs.
According to comments from patients, parking, handicap access
and just a feeling of welcomeness is the nicest part of the