Gene McHugh, EdD
Mountain Time USA
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
1330 West Colorado Ave.
Eugene (Gene) McHugh, EdD, OWNER AND
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.
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EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
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.
of arts (BA) degree with honors from the
University of Northern Colorado in1975.
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
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.
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.
private practice initially called McHugh Center
for Hearing, changed in 1988 to Colorado Springs
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.
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
For most of their professional
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.
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.