Eric Hecker is a second generation Audiologist, following in his father’s footsteps, who started the first private Audiology practice in Virginia in 1974. Dr. Hecker completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Tech in 1985 and earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Audiology at the University of Virginia. The emphasis of his doctoral studies was auditory neurophysiology which led to a clinical interest in cutting edge diagnostic procedures. Over time he has enjoyed not just diagnosing hearing impairment but managing and improving the quality of life for those with hearing loss through the latest rehabilitative procedures. Dr. Hecker’s passion is helping people become reconnected to their world and empowering them to live their lives to the fullest.
Dr. Hecker is President of Dr. Hecker and Associates, with locations in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton, Virginia. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia, American Academy of Audiology, Audiological Resource Association and Tidewater Audiological Society. He is currently Chairman of the Virginia Board of Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians and Director of Education for Audigy Group.
When not in the office Dr. Hecker enjoys traveling and photography. He is blessed with a very supportive wife, Jenny, and two children who attend Virginia Tech.