Let Our Professionals Help You With Your Hearing Issues

Communication is vital in life. It allows people to express their thoughts, be understood by others, and convey their wants and needs. In addition, it helps them foster deeper relationships with others.
When people hear the word “communication,” speaking usually comes to mind. However, most individuals typically overlook the other aspect: hearing. Being able to hear properly is the first step to effective communication.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for people with hearing loss to participate in communicative activities. This is something we at Cook Hearing Aid are committed to addressing. We provide:

⦿ Hearing Tests and Screenings

⦿ Fittings

⦿ Hearing Aids

⦿ Ongoing Repair and Maintenance Services

About Us

Established in 1976, Cook Hearing Aid is a family-owned-and-operated business in St. Joseph, Missouri. We believe in providing the best products and services to aid with hearing problems and enhance the lives of everyone we care for.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Annette L. Cook, Au.D. is the Doctor of Audiology at Cook Hearing Aid. She has a specialized educational background in Audiology and is highly trained to assist you in your hearing aid needs. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and has Board Certification in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology.

Dr. Annette L. Cook is a second-generation fitter.

About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects people all over the world. A variety of factors can lead to it, and it can happen to anyone.


Hearing loss can be caused by repeated and prolonged exposure to loud noises or gradually with age. It could also result from head injuries, ear infections, and certain medications. To find out what is causing your loss of hearing, it is vital to consult a medical professional for an assessment.

What You Should Do If You Suspect Hearing Loss

Research suggests that people who have hearing loss wait approximately 7 years to seek treatment. Why wait that long when you can contact us now and take advantage of hearing your best? Call us at Cook Hearing Aid to receive a free hearing screening with our Doctor of Audiology–we’re here to help!

Dealing With Hearing Loss

Adjusting to living with hearing loss takes time and can be frustrating. Aside from affecting balance, it makes conversation difficult. It also causes physical and mental fatigue. In turn, this can lead to anxiety, depression, social isolation, and poorer overall health.



"Very Satisfied with Dr. Annette's service and aids provided. I'm hearing better than I have in years!" --- Current Patient