About Us

Nearly 40 Years of Service in South Hill and the Surrounding Areas

Watkins Hearing Aids Center was founded in the early 1970's by Earl Watkins, a prominent pharmacist in the South Hill area. He began offering hearing improvement services to his clients at his pharmacy. In the early 1980's Earl sold his pharmacy to a well known retailer and moved his hearing instrument business to a separate location in South Hill.

Over the next two decades the business was housed in several locations mainly along the Atlantic Street area of South Hill and Earl and his wife Betty continued to maintain their patient's needs. Upon his retirement Earl began the search for a Hearing Specialist who could take over his business and continue the same high level of care that his patients had grown accustomed to. In 2000 Randy Whitlow began working with Earl and eventually purchased the business from him, relocating it to its current location at 405 East Atlantic Street in South Hill.
Earl worked part-time with Randy for several years prior to his passing in 2010. Randy is proud to be able to carry on the business that Earl built and proudly displays Earl's name on the face of the office building and one of his works of art in the patient waiting area. The staff of Watkins Hearing Aids Center, after nearly forty years in business, is proud to be able to continue the high level of customer service that Earl established from the very beginning. Contact us today at 877-240-3767 and let us help you take the first steps toward better hearing.