What I Love About Lawrenceburg – With Dr. Erica Person

01/11/2022 | Patient Resources

I moved here in 2016, specifically because my husband moved here, and we decided to start a family. Through all of it, we kept trying to decide, are we going to stay in Lawrenceburg or were we going to move?

We ultimately made the decision that we love the community.

We want to stay here. So, we started our family, and I was going to be a stay-at-home mom. And it just didn’t work because I’m not good at it.

The Beginnings Of Flex Audiology

What really made me start this company was when my son was about nine months old. He had a speech delay or was beginning to have signs of a speech delay, and I just wanted to get his hearing tested. When I started looking around in this area, there were no audiologists!

It’s like they were the best kept secret. If I wanted to get tested, I either had to go out of state or go about an hour and a half away to find a pediatric audiologist.

I chose to go the out-of-state route because it was 20 minutes away. I went to the children’s hospital and was able to get him tested, but it cost almost $400.

I Was Unbelievably Shocked And Floored.

That was the point where I felt like this community is large enough since we already have a massive hospital system that did not have an audiology department.

I just felt like we needed to have something in this area for access to really anybody and everybody but specifically low-income families in this area.

Lawrenceburg Highlights

The biggest thing about Lawrenceburg is its location. It’s small enough that it feels like a small hometown.

They’ve got a really cool downtown area that they’re reviving. They’ve invested a lot of money into the community to make it livable and attractive to younger people coming into the area.

It’s also really close to Cincinnati. If you want to see something larger, it’s only a 20-minute drive. It’s super simple.

It’s a traditional small town with a football team and we’ve also got a ton of manufacturing. They really support the young professionals coming up. Some of the manufacturing facilities will even pay for their college education.

Everybody’s just really supportive of everybody in the area. That may be because it’s also a whiskey city.

We’ve got a large distillery that many, many, many of the bourbons that you drink come from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. It’s shocking how many come out of here. On top of that, we have microbreweries and casinos as well. We’re always trying to support any new local restaurants.

What’s Your Favorite Part Of Town?

I live in Hidden Valley Lake, which is its own little world within Lawrenceburg. We have our own lake, our own golf course, and our own restaurant. Why would you ever leave Hidden Valley?

It’s wonderful here, and we have our own police force. That’s just kind of crazy. But within the town itself, it’s hard to remember names because we just go there.

A new restaurant has opened just outside of our subdivision that is called Barrel Heads that everybody’s super excited about supporting. The owner of it is somebody who really invests back into the community and has boutiques and multiple businesses.

If I missed anything about this fantastic town, then please let me know. I always enjoy learning more about my hometown and meeting more of its spectacular residents.

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Dr. Person Au.D, CCC-A

Dr. Person has been a private practice owner since 2005. She currently specializes in hearing aids, tinnitus management and vestibular diagnostics, while operating in an unbundled service delivery model. Dr. Person is the host of The Unbundled Audiologist podcast. She serves as the incoming VP of Audiology for ISHA for a three year term. Her greatest accomplishment is creating a life where she can serve others while still spending quality time with her husband and two small children.