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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Walter Bain

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Walter Bain on his retirement May 31, 2023. Dr. Bain has been caring for patients for 42 years. What does Dr. Bain’s retirement mean for his patients?

The transition of your care will be handled by Dr. Jessica Kepchar, D.O. Dr. Kepchar is a board-certified Otolaryngologist. She is a true comprehensive provider who cares for all ages and all conditions of the ear, nose and throat. 

Dr. Kepchar earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, where she was a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship awardee. She graduated second in her class from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Her 12-year active-duty Army career took her first to Ft. Polk, Louisiana where she served as the lone Otolaryngology provider for soldiers and their families for two years. Her efforts were rewarded with a core faculty position at the Brooke Army Medical Center where she enjoyed educating the next generation of Otolaryngologists as the associate program director of the residency program and as the chief of the department of Otolaryngology for six years. Dr. Kepchar and her family of five are happy to call San Antonio home and she is thrilled to provide exceptional care to the community.

If you would like to request a copy of your medical requests, please reach out to Ana Bailey at If you have any questions or to make an appointment, please call our office at (210) 696-HEAR (4327)

Thank you for choosing the Ear Institute of Texas and allowing us to continue to care for you.

The Ear Institute of Texas celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing medical and surgical ear, nose and throat care. 

 San Antonio, May 15, 2023—The Ear Institute of Texas, which is a Parallel ENT & Allergy supported practice, proudly announces their 20th anniversary of providing exceptional medical and surgical care for ear, nose, and throat disorders, including care for dizziness and audiology services. The team at the Ear Institute of Texas is celebrating the anniversary throughout the month of May, which is also National Better Hearing and Speech Month. 

The Ear Institute of Texas was founded in 2003 by Dr. Lance Jackson. His mission was to bring the best otologic and neurotologic care to the San Antonio region. 

“When I began the practice 20 years ago, my goal was to provide the most advanced care for ear disorders, while also providing the best patient experience in our office. We continually work to provide the best medical and surgical treatment for ear disorders, including for dizziness disorders and medical and surgical treatments for the ear” said Dr. Jackson. 

Dr. Jackson and his team are also focused on advancing the practice of otology and neurotology care for the future. 

“We have striven to be on the forefront of otology care. This involves offering a broad range of treatment for hearing loss, including not only conventional hearing aids but also bone anchored hearing aids, cochlear implantation, and the new Earlens device. Over time, we added additional physicians and other types of care provided through the practice, so we could provide comprehensive otolaryngology care. This included expanding for the most advanced care for voice and swallow issues, as well as all other aspects of ENT. We have done this by adding additional physicians of highest quality,” he said. 

Recently the Ear Institute of Texas and the Hearing Institute of Texas joined Parallel ENT & Allergy as supported practices. Parallel provides EIT and HIT non-clinical, practice management services to support high-quality patient care. 

“The 20th anniversary of the Ear Institute of Texas demonstrates Dr. Jackson’s leadership and commitment to the San Antonio and broader Texas market,” said Glenn Noble, CEO of Parallel ENT & Allergy. “We are thrilled to be a part of celebrating this milestone with them and building a strong future for the practice in the years ahead.” 

Child from Philippines given gift of cochlear implant with help from Ear Institute of Texas

Good Vibrations festival brings music to the deaf

Texas has the second-largest population of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. One upcoming concert has been designed to raise awareness about those communities.

Deaf people to experience music through festival using technology

Good Vibrations Music& Arts Festival to be held May 20
By Ursula Pari – Anchor

For the first time, a large community of deaf people will get the chance to attend a music festival in San Antonio for the world debut of Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival, the brainchild of Miss San Antonio, who is deaf herself.

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Cochlear Implant Hybrid – Jennifer Shearrer One Year Later

It has been one year since Jennifer Shearrer made her decision to receive a Hybrid Cochlear Implant. This is the third part to her three part series of Jennifer’s Journey. Part I was on the day of her surgery, Part II was when her implant was turned on, Part III is what life has been like one year later.