Cameron Eichler is a Christ-fearing and longtime South Dakotan who is the face of Eichler Hearing Center. A married man for 16 years and a father to five children, you’ve probably seen him taking a walk down Main Street with a notepad and a Bubly. Get to know a little more about Cameron and Eichler Hearing Center and his connection with Aberdeen.
B: How long have you been a hearing aid dispenser, and why did you choose to be one?
C: I’ve been dispensing for 14 years. I was working with someone else on a sales project, and when that came to an end, this opportunity [dispensing hearing aids] came up. I didn’t have a ton of great options for an alternative, and it just seemed to work out. I tend to think and dream in the direction of whatever I’m doing, so it was just me always wondering how do we make this better and how do we keep doing it.
B: What’s the best part about hearing aid dispensing?
C: By far, being a part of giving people a much better quality of life than they had before. People’s quality of life suffers, and there’s a lot of emotional pain around hearing loss. To be able to participate in reliving that, that is really cool.
B: How does your business impact the community?
C: I sponsor a lot of meals for many communities. That’s how I built my business, by building relationships first with the community, then being involved in sponsoring different events like BMX racing, bingo, prizes, or whatever. Just to encourage people to meet together and have a little more of a reason to come out.
B: Why Aberdeen for your business?
C: My family’s here, born and raised, and it’s a good place to live. I’ve traveled to a lot of cities, but I like living here. There’s a variety of things, but probably just values as compared to other places. The pace too, [Aberdeen] is fast enough, but it’s not so fast that you can’t raise a family here.
B: What do you love about this community the most?
C: I think Aberdeen is a great place to live. It’s not the biggest community in the country, [but] there’s a lot of great stuff happening here. New things and different things, and we are growing and there’s fun and excitement and opportunity. More and more things you might find in a big city like the Market on the Plaza, they did a great job, and it’s cool!
If you or someone you know is having difficulty hearing, the first step is to have a conversation. You can reach out to Cameron at 800-441-1431 to start that conversation about your hearing and set up an appointment. Or you can stop by Eichler Hearing Center at 517 S. Lincoln St. in Aberdeen. //