Wooten retires on 'high note'

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Wishing Angie Wooten farewell from Estes Audiology are fellow audiologists Katherine Sonnamaker, left, and Jake Keup, right. For 22 years Wooten provided hearing assistance to Highland Lakes residents at 304-B Highlander Circle, formerly Lakeview Hearing Center, and now part of the Hill Country's Estes Audiology group. The retirement party was Feb. 22 at Lakeside Pavilion.






By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Angie Wooten, a popular audiologist for two decades in the Highland Lakes, retired to an overture of her own making Thursday, Feb. 22.

She invited many of those she had served at Lakeview Hearing Center, now Estes Audiology, at 304-B Highlander Circle and they came to Lakeside Pavilion for food and the music of Double Eagle String Band.

She and her husband, Tim, are part of the six-member ensemble that just finished their second CD, “Monkey on a String.” It will be introduced at release party at Above Mosaic House Concerts on March 10, so guests at the party got a preview of the music that has been a lifetime avocation for Wooten.

“I started practicing audiology in Marble Falls in 1995,” Wooten said. “I cannot leave without saying goodbye and thank you to some very exceptional people, my clients over the years.”

“You are truly exceptional, Wooten said of her clients. “Only 10 percent of the people who need help ever take steps themselves to improve their hearing.

She said a majority of the people who could benefit from hearing devices expect other people in their lives to make the changes in how they communicate, or they just let it go when they can't understand people.

“That rarely works,” she said. “You took the responsibility on yourselves to do all you could to improve your communication abilities, even when it involved a sacrifice of your time, money, vanity, pride, and habits. You made that rare commitment.

“I made a commitment to you to give you my best audiology knowledge and skill to provide a hearing solution to meet your individual needs. We were a team!”

The announcement of the CD release from Jeri Neil Winslett of Above Mosaic House said: “Join us as we welcome the Double Eagle String Band...for lively and old-timey early traditional country music by Austin's beloved and long-lived string band from 7-9 p.m. March 10.

“The suggested donation of $20 will include their new CD, “Monkey on a String.” Call Jeri for reservations at 512-360-2531.


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