ZANESVILLE — A Zanesville staple for more than 50 years was honored Tuesday as the top producing hearing aid center in the U.S. by GN ReSound.
Norvell’s Hearing Aid Center was presented with the Homer and Jenny Norvell Achievement Award.
“I could not have done this without my staff,” said owner Brad Norvell.
The award, named for his parents, is the first of its kind to be presented to a hearing aid center that sells the most ReSound products in the country.
Jim Boyd, regional manager for GN ReSound said Norvell’s sold more than 1,200 hearing aids last year.
“No one has ever done that before,” Boyd said. “It’s unheard of. This is the type of sales we would see with companies who have six or eight locations.”
Norvell’s has two locations — the main location at 735 Princeton Ave. in Zanesville and 1115 Clark St. in Cambridge.
Homer and Jenny Norvell founded Norvell’s Hearing Aid Center in 1967. Their first location was on Main Street in downtown Zanesville. The couple brought their working knowledge to Southeast Ohio from Beltone in Boston, Mass.
Norvell’s continued to grow and prosper over the next 15 years following the transition of analog to digital hearing aids.
Following in the family footsteps their son, Brad, focused his education in the industry and joined the practice in 1982 after graduating from Bowling Green University.
In 1992, Brad took over the family business and today works with a staff of five, including one hearing aid specialist and himself.
“To the community and our clients, I just want to thank you,” Norvell said.