Melissa Kay Rodriguez grew up around the hearing aid business. Shortly after high school she obtained her license to fit hearing aids and obtained her National Board Certification in 1995. She is currently the owner of Hear On Earth Hearing Care Center in El Paso, TX and an active volunteer with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Rodriguez sat on the board of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and served a six-year term on the Texas Governing Board, regulating the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. She has made multiple humanitarian trips to fit hearing aids in Juarez and Mexico City, Mexico; Peru; as well as many other locations. She is currently a member of the International Hearing Society, the Texas Hearing Aid Association, and eWomenNetwork.
Rodriguez is an avid ballroom dancer who directs stage productions semiannually for her husband's dance studio. She currently lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband Mando and their two rescue dogs, who frequent her hearing center to mingle with the patients.
"Better hearing ... better life! Thank you, Melissa, for these
life-changing stories, your SOUND advice, and your passion!"
--Jeff Float, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and hearing loss advocate (03/28/2012)
"Hear Your Life is the book to read. It really opens up a whole new world of understanding what it's like to not be able to hear."
"Hear Your Life is a work of love. Many people are afraid to take that first step towards a better life of hearing. Melissa has provided inspiring stories that will provide the courage they need to improve the quality of their life. This inspirational book has stories that touch all of us."