It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that in obedience with the COVID-19 guidelines of our local government and in accordance with the guidelines suggested by The American Academy of Audiology, Big Thicket Hearing will be closed for in-office appointments starting Tuesday, March 24.

During this time, please know that you’re not alone.

If you need help with any challenges, have questions or need anything at all, I will personally be available at 409-227-0284.

You may also reach me via email at

In situations where you may need repairs or attention to your hearing devices, then a pre-scheduled curb-side service will also be available.

Please know that I am here beyond your hearing care, if there is anything that you need, even if it’s just a conversation – then please call.

You are my family, please see me as yours.


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Dr. Joni A. Ruiz AuD

Dr. Joni Ruiz is the owner and doctor of audiology at Big Thicket Hearing Aids and Audiology. She earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009 from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Selected for a prestigious fourth-year externship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ruiz has more than ten years’ experience as an audiologist. She has a heart for patient-centered care. At her hearing care practice, she performs comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations, provides aural rehabilitation to her patients and their loved ones, dispenses state of the art hearing aids, and manages the care of said devices for their life. Dr. Ruiz is dedicated to patient education regarding hearing loss, hearing protection, and hearing aid selection.
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