Columbia Hearing Center is a family-owned and locally-operated business. 

Columbia Hearing Center is a locally-owned and independent practice that brings decades of experience to those with hearing impairment in Central Missouri.

It is a continuation of a legacy which began nearly 40 years ago with Robert L. Northup (now retired). Today, his son Nathan Northup and long-time colleague, Jason Baker, partner to fulfill the hearing needs of Columbia residents and of the surrounding area. Independent hearing practice ownership is a rare thing, yet it allows us to take our time to compare options and to find the best hearing aid solution and adjustment path for your needs.

Our Philosophy

With nearly 50 years of combined experience and access to every major manufacturer’s technology, we are uniquely suited to approach our clients’ needs with a personal level of service and flexibility. We strive to find the best solution possible for their needs, whether it be by customizing a hearing instrument with our state-of-the-art tools or offering affordable payment options tailored to their needs.


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff goes out of their way to care for our clients.

If you or a loved one have special needs please let us know.

Nathan Northup


Missouri Hearing Instrument Specialist

Nathan grew up assisting his father with various tasks around the hearing center; therefore the transition to practitioner was smooth. He attended David H. Hickman High School and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2005. He became Missouri board certified to work hands on with clients in 2008. His wife, Jessica, and two children enjoy gardening and playing outside in the summer months, and a good snowball fight in the winter.

Jason Baker


Missouri Hearing Instrument Specialist

Jason also grew up in Columbia Missouri and earned degrees from both Central Methodist University and the University of Missouri. He also grew up assisting Nathan’s father in the hearing business and became Missouri board certified in 2008. The extensive knowledge and experience he brings to Columbia Hearing Center is only surpassed by his patience and kindness. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and is a very gifted pianist.

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