Bill Morgan has been in the healthcare field for 40 years. He began his career in the medical field in 1973 when he joined the Navy and became a Hospital Corpsman. His distinguished 20 year career consisted of numerous assignments including Commissioning staff and Plankowner at Naval Regional Medical Center Okinawa, Japan, Commissioning crew and Plankowner aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and being deployed to Saudi Arabia in August 1990 to Fleet Hospital Five, a 500 bed hospital set up in 18 days in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the liberation of Kuwait.
Bill retired in 1993 as a highly decorated Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman to begin his career in the Hearing Health Care Field. He incorporated Morgan Family Hearing Center in the Commonwealth of Virginia in June of 1993 and began doing business as Advanced Hearing Systems, servicing the hearing impaired of Hampton Roads and Northern North Carolina. He is licensed in Virginia by The Board for Hearing Aid Specialists, Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences, a Qualified Member of the International Hearing Society, a Member of the Virginia Society of Hearing Aid Specialists where he has served as President and as a Member of the Board of Directors. Bill is a Proud Lion and a member of the Southside Lions Club in Chesapeake, VA. On April 20, 2013 at Southside Lions Club 65th Annual Installation Night Ball, Bill was honored by receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow award for “Dedicated Humanitarian Service.”
Bill’s involvement with the Lion’s Club stimulates his passion and commitment for serving others and giving back to the community as a business owner. This commitment has led to Advanced Hearing Systems donating an immeasurable amount of time and with the support of the local Lions Clubs and the Lions Charity Foundation of District 24D has helped fit hundreds of hearing aids on less fortunate individuals who cannot afford to buy them.
Bill has over 400 hours of continuing education and attended countless seminars developing the skills necessary to be proficient in testing for a hearing loss and fitting today’s advanced digital hearing technology. The continuing education is essential to maintain the skills necessary in the ever advancing fields of medicine and technology but 40 years of healthcare experience has taught Bill that knowing how to effectively communicate with people is just as important. He is fond of quoting Stephen Covey, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” The key to understanding a patients hearing loss and the challenges they face is to listen with the eyes and the heart.