In March, 2021, The Hearing Aid Doctor completed more than 25 years of service, personalized to each client’s needs and our mission and main focus has remained the same – making sure you have the best solution for your hearing difficulties/needs.

Mark Rother, BC-HIS (Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist) founded The Hearing Aid Doctor, Inc., in 1994. Prior to 1994, Mark spent 10 years working for three top hearing aid manufacturers where he personally repaired over 100,000 hearing aids.

Jodi Rother, HIS (Hearing Instrument Specialist) joined The Hearing Aid Doctor, Inc., in 2000 after being certified and licensed by the MN Department of Health – Hearing Healthcare Division.

Together, Mark and Jodi, hearing instrument specialists at the Hearing Aid Doctor, have helped thousands of hearing aid patients hear the speech of loved ones more clearly.

Mark and Jodi Rother

Services Provided

  • Test hearing loss and provide an evaluative post-test consultation
  • Complimentary demonstration of latest digital hearing aid technology
  • Hearing aid recommendations, including ordering, fitting, and follow-up of most brands
  • Hearing aid repair – we repair all makes and models of hearing aids
  • Programming of most brands of digital hearing aids
  • Reprogramming of digital hearing aids to optimize hearing

Hearing Aid Doctor is certified by the State of MN Department of Health in hearing health care.


Three reasons – best selection, lower prices and caring, personal service.

31 million Americans have experienced hearing loss and 500 million worldwide are estimated to have a hearing loss.

Hearing aids are made to amplify sounds to help with hearing loss. The technology consists of a microphone to receive sound, an amplifier to strengthen the sound entering the hearing aid, the receiver that brings the amplified sound to the ear and a battery which is necessary to power the hearing aid. With digitally programmable hearing aids, it’s like wearing a tiny computer in the ear!

Hearing aids on the outside all look alike; however, the technology inside can be very different. There are different levels of technology and different features added that may be of benefit to you.

Generally, a hearing aid will last 3-5 years, but you certainly can expect longer life with appropriate care.

With digitally programmable hearing aids, we are able to reprogram your present aids to the current hearing test results. New technology is more flexible in its ability to make changes in the programming as needed.

The Hearing Aid Doctor accepts cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

We also offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit offers interest free and extended term financing, with payments as low as $29/month. CareCredit makes services more affordable for our patients by allowing you to pay over time often without incurring interest charges instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. There are no up-front costs or pre-payment penalties.

Care Credit


I was referred to Mark and Jodi from an on-line hearing aid company.  Mark went out of his way to make sure that my Oticon hearing aids were perfectly tuned to me.  It was clear to me that his expertise and professionalism were worth a few extra dollars added to my purchase price just to get his support and backup.  I highly recommend The Hearing Aid Doctor.  Start with him, by the way, on-line retailers are fine, but finding an excellent local professional is the way to go.

Larry Menzel
Northfield, MN

Mark and Jodi have provided me with excellent care and service for many years. They sincerely want to help their clientele – and it shows.

Tom Kelley
Eagan, MN

You initially outfitted me with my first hearing aids.  After several years you suggested that I might want to try a set of Oticon aids.  I tried them, liked them and made the switch.  After several years of using the Oticons, you invited me to try the latest model.  I tried them and was overwhelmed with the significant difference in my hearing and ordered a pair immediately.  Since then I have been more than satisfied with them.  I would recommend the Oticon hearing aid to anyone needing a first or upgraded aids.  Besides providing excellent product, you offer excellent services after purchase.  If anyone would like to get my reaction to any of the above, I wold be happy to visit with them.  This is an unsolicited endorsement.  I offer my comments because I am thoroughly satisfied with your help to keep my hearing the best it can be.  Thank You.

Jim E.
Northfield, MN

In all the years I have used hearing aids, I have had experience with several different providers. What I found at The Hearing Aid Doctor is exceptional quality in matching hearing needs with the right equipment as well as fitting, education and service – all vitally important to a successful use of hearing devices. Numerous providers are all too happy to sell you their product, but fall short in time, skill and expertise to support you in dealing with your hearing loss, which for many of us is a far more complex process than simple amplification. Because of my experience at The Hearing Aid Doctor, I’ve referred a number of friends and family members to their care with absolute confidence that they too will get superb care at a reasonable cost.

Laurie Brandt
Savage, MN

I had gone to The Hearing Aid Doctor for service on my first pair of hearing aids. On that visit, I realized they were very qualified, honest and personable. Several years ago, I purchased a new set of hearing aids that The Hearing Aid Doctor had recommended and have been very pleased with their effectiveness.

Dan Winter
Edina, MN

I began to visit Mark Rother, The Hearing Aid Doctor, in Northfield several years ago while I needed help and repair with my previous hearing aids purchased in another state.  These aids had served me well and Mark had always been to gracious to help me with them.  Finally after 10 years of wear, it was time to purchase a new pair.  Mark suggested a premium Oticon model.  At first, I was somewhat reluctant due to the cost, but after wearing the trial version for a week or so, realized how much better the were than my previous ones.  So, I bought them and have been extremely pleased with their quality.  I highly recommend consulting with Mark Rother and trying a pair of Oticons.

Tim Patterson
Northfield, MN

The open ear concept sure made a difference in my life!  Background noise no longer exists.  I can once again go to stage plays and laugh with the rest when it comes to the punch line.  I am no longer handicapped!

Joyce Connolly
Eagan, MN

When I came to Minnesota in 1994, I had an ‘old style’ analog hearing aid.  Needing service on it, I discovered The Hearing Aid Doctor, who took excellent care of me.  When it became obvious that I needed to upgrade to a better unit, Mark worked with me to help me select the right unit for my needs.  I’m a professional musician, for one thing, and therefore have special hearing needs.  You may have seen the photos of the happy middle-aged musicians jamming in their garage in the advertising literature for hearing aids.  Let me assure you that doesn’t happen automatically!  Mark spent hours with me, getting my hearing aid to sound just the way I needed to have it sound.  As my hearing has changed a bit over the years, I have always gone back to Mark for fine-tuning.  I’m hoping to go to him in a few more years, to buy one of the newest units; I know I’ll always get the same top-notch service from Mark and Jodi that I have come to expect.

Dana Mathewson

When it was suggested that I would benefit from hearing aids earlier this year, my wife and I spoke to several hearing aid dealers about their process and products.  Based on these conversations, we decided to visit Mark Rother at The Hearing Aid Doctor to determine how we should proceed.  Mark was an excellent choice as he first wanted to know my goals for improved hearing.  Once I outlined what I hoped to accomplish, with his knowledge of the various manufacturers and their products, Mark was able to recommend a manufacturer, Oticon, and explained why their products would be an excellent fit for my situation.

He provided a pair of Oticons mid-range hearing aids (Oticon Nera 2) for me to test.  I was frankly astonished how much these hearing aids opened up my world, bringing back sound I’d not heard in years.  We then returned and switched to the Alta 2 hearing aids, which I tested for an extended period.  Good as the Nera’s were, the Alta’s absolutely amazed me with their clarity and amazing sound in a variety of environments from noisy restaurants to theatre venues and listening to music.  I continued to use the hearing aids while awaiting the new release from Oticon, the Opn.  Once these were available, I switched from the Altas to the Opn, expecting to test them for a week.  In actuality, after a day of use in different environments, I realized these new hearing aids were by far the best I’d tried.  Their performance was so outstanding that after one day, I contacted Mark and met him to purchase a set of Opn units.

I’m extremely pleased with how comfortable all the Oticon products have been.  I put them in my ears first thing in the morning and instantly forget they’re there until I remove them when I go to bed.  They disappear and just WORK.  The process of testing and trying different units and working with Mark to find what works best for me was absolutely painless.  My wife is thrilled, as am I, with my ability to hear clearly, comprehend sounds, and spatially orient sound sources.

I’ve been very happy with these hearing aids and am extremely pleased with Mark and the way he handled our situation.  I am frequently asked by friends and acquaintances about my experience and I never hesitate to recommend Mark.

David Perez
Northfield, MN

Jodie at The Hearing Aid Doctor didn't loose her patience with me as being a first time user of hearing aids.  I really didn't know what to expect.  After trying a couple different brands, (which both had electronic sounds that didn't seem right to me) Jodie mentioned the Oticon brand which had good reviews and could be an option for me by taking a different plan from my insurance company.  When I tried them, it was night and day difference from what I had before.  They don't have that electronic feedback that the others had...they have very natural hearing sounds and I really don't realize I am wearing them.  The smartphone app is a plus when I want to change the volume when hearing is too loud or not loud enough.  They are also rechargeable which I like.  I would recommend Oticon to anyone who wants the natural hearing sounds and I would definitely recommend seeing Jodie (who is very helpful and knowledgeable) at The Hearing Aid Doctor offices.

Don T.

Thank you both so much for your attention and great service to my mother.  You have both gone above and beyond the call of duty to be helpful to her.  It's nice to have such great folks in our community.

Sue M.