Meet Our Staff
Dr. Trina Bedsaul, Au.D. began helping her father in his Winston-Salem Beltone hearing aid shop when she was a child. She spent many Saturdays at the Winston Salem office while he was working. Her father, Ray Bedsaul spent more than 50 years with Beltone before retiring, expanding his store locations from the Piedmont Triad and Mountain Regions.
At first, young Trina cleaned and dusted and handed out cookies to his patients. But she began to see how her father helped change people’s lives and decided she would follow in his footsteps.
She obtained an audiology degree and a doctorate in audiology so she could help people hear better, whether they are newborns or 99 years old. Dr. Bedsaul has spent many years teaching classes for students entering the hearing healthcare field as Hearing Instrument Specialists. Both she and her father have served on the North Carolina licensing board for hearing aids. During her tenure, Bedsaul helped revise the exam given to those seeking to be part of the hearing healthcare profession.
Today she operates over 12 Beltone stores in the Piedmont Triad and Mountain regions of North Carolina. Keeping the family owned, “2nd generation office running behind the scenes is her sister, Mindy.” Together they continue the family tradition of helping people stay connected to their friends, family and their lives.
Beltone was founded in 1940 in Chicago, IL by Sam Posen who began making hearing aids in his basement. He had a hearing impaired friend and wanted to help him hear better. Today, over 75 years later, Beltone is the global leader in hearing health care, and Beltone products are sold in the United States, Canada and more than 50 countries worldwide. They remain committed to helping people hear better.
There are more than 1,500 Beltone offices in North America, and it remains most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
- Senior Master Practitioner Awarded 2011, 2012 and 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Advanced Hearing Aid Practitioner Awarded 2009
- Master Hearing Care Practitioner Awarded 2007 and 2008
Awarded Pacesetter 2016
After living in Texas, Amanda moved back to Winston Salem to be close to family in the town she grew up. Her favorite part of being a Hearing Instrument Specialist is the interaction with her patients, and how much improvement she sees in their lives with their hearing aids. She enjoys running, spending time with her family and tackling DIY projects around the house.
Awarded Master Hearing Care Practitioner – 2014 & 2015 and Advanced Master Practitioner 2016
Eric began his career working with Dr. Bedsaul in the Raleigh/Triangle area. He decided in 2016 to move his family to the high country to enjoy more of the outdoors and be closer to family. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he was a scholarship tennis player. Eric is married to his wife Stacie and has two rambunctious kids that are four and two years old. Eric enjoys spending his time outdoors with his family and coming up with unique solutions in helping the hard of hearing public. He loves helping our individuals hear better and establishing long term relationships with our patients. Eric is very active in our public service outreach in the senior community.
Ed has been a Hearing Care Practitioner with Beltone for more than 3 years. Ed is married and has two daughters. The family also includes a dog that might be slightly spoiled. He enjoys playing golf, scuba diving and visiting new places, however his favorite activity is hanging out with his family. Ed says the best thing about being a Hearing Care Practitioner is helping to improve the quality of life for his patients.
Kelsey helps in many of our locations with a little bit of everything. She enjoys hiking, camping and climbing. Most weekends will find Kelsey spending time with family, friends and her 2 dogs. She also makes the best Snickerdoodle cookies and we like to request them for the office often!