We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Chris Araj and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Chris, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started my career working in a hospital in the Texas Medical Center and then transitioned to a smaller medical office. Over the years I was always thinking of what I would change if I was in charge. Ways we could improve, ways to be more patient centered, transparent, and efficient. I wanted those dreams to become a reality so I decided to start my private practice. My father was an entrepreneur, so I guess it’s also in my blood. He taught me you can’t ever have a better boss than yourself and I couldn’t agree more.

What should our readers know about your business?
Pearland Hearing Aids & Audiology was founded in 2015 and is the office of Dr. Chris Araj, the first Board Certified Audiologist in Pearland. There was an unmet need for professional hearing healthcare in this area. We are an independent and autonomous office so that means we are not obligated to any specific products, manufacturers, or quotas. Being locally owned and operated means we can take the time to listen to our patients and give unbiased recommendations on what we think would work best for them. We work with all major, global brands of hearing aids so we can provide supplies and support to patients even if they got their hearing aids from another office. We provide convenient evening and weekend ours- one of the only audiology offices in the entire Houston Metro are that has consistent office hours every Saturday.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So many great places in the Houston area: The Woodlands mall, Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Seawall, Galleria, Downtown district, City Centre, Rice Village. For food we’d have to eat BBQ and Mexican like Killen’s, Ninfa’s, and Gringo’s.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Everyone that’s helped me along my journey of becoming an audiologist and opening my private practice deserves a shoutout: God, family, teachers, professors, mentors, colleagues, small business organizations, chambers of commerce, and state/national audiology associations, and my patients!

Website: www.PearlandHearingAids.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisaraj
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pearlandhearingaids/
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