Michael Duguay opened the doors of Microtone Hearing Aid Center on April 1, 1983 in Napa, California. Comprehensive patient care and education was at the heart of the business from the very first day. Michael Duguay always went the extra mile, from making house calls to patients in need, to implementing the lifetime service guarantee for the life of every hearing aid sold by Microtone. His commitment was to the complete wellness of his patients, and when he retired in 2011, his sons Brian and Joel Duguay took the reins of the family business with this commitment intact. Patient care and education is the heart of Microtone.
Brian Duguay, AuD
Doctor Of Audiology
He received his training at UCSF Audiology, and has worked as a licensed Clinical Audiologist at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in San Mateo for 6 years as well as Microtone Hearing Aid Center in Napa for 7 years (both since 2003). In 2010, Brian and his brother Joel acquired Microtone Hearing Aid Center from their father Michael Duguay and transformed the successful practice into Microtone Audiology Inc. Today, Brian and his team work closely with St. Helena Medical Specialties Otolaryngology and many other medical / health care professionals to serve residents of the Napa Valley and beyond. Brian is experienced with diagnostic testing of the hearing and balance systems for all ages. He specializes in hearing loss, tinnitus treatments and the most current hearing aid technologies including assistive listening devices, Bluetooth and wireless hearing instrument accessories, CROS and BiCROS hearing instruments, deep fitting Invisible-In-The-Canal hearing instruments, loop systems, and more. Brian works with a team of dedicated professionals who want to make a difference in people’s lives.
Joel Duguay, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Joel joined Microtone Audiology in 2007 after becoming a CA licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. At that time, his father Michael and brother Brian were operating Microtone. Joel enjoys working with patients of all ages with varying degrees of hearing impairment. He has a passion for finding the best solution for every patient’s hearing needs. He is a dedicated professional and is well versed in virtually all of the world’s top hearing instrument manufacturers which give his patients the best chance for the most effective hearing solution. Joel’s career did not begin in the hearing industry, he began as an engineer. Joel graduated at the top of his class in Civil/Structural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, one of California’s most respected Engineering colleges. His background education has made Joel an expert in understanding the highly complex technology that hearing instruments utilize today. At Microtone Audiology, we put the patient first and ensure that the patient’s needs are the focus of our efforts to correct their hearing impairment. As trained professionals in the hearing health field, not only is our expertise second to none, so is our service.