About Us

Excellent Health Care

As a staff we are able to empathize with our patients and understand how hearing loss, when untreated, can lead to other health related problems. As a team, we work diligently to ensure each patient is treated as an individual who seeks a professional and caring opinion. With all of the technology changes over the last 10 years, the patients have more options. With digital hearing aids, open fittings, Bluetooth compatibility, and rechargeable batteries many people with a hearing loss feel more comfortable wearing the hearing aids.

As a lifelong resident of Mitchell, Dr. Larson Shields enjoys providing care for her community. “I get so much joy from seeing my patients smile from the care I provide.”

Patricia Larson Shields

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Larson Shields is the owner of Hearing Plus, LLC. She began the business in September of 1991. She received her Bachelor of Science degree for Speech Language Pathology from South Dakota State University in 1985. She earned her Masters of Science in Audiology in 1987 from the University of South Dakota and her Masters in Science for Speech Language Pathology in 1988, also from USD. Dr. Larson Shields earned her Doctorate of Audiology in 2003 from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

While providing hearing services here at Hearing Plus LLC, Dr. Larson Shields also provides outreach clinics in Huron and Platte. She also conducts speech pathology of various services which include swallowing disorders, speech disorders such as articulation, language disorders such as stroke rehabilitation, and cognitive linguistic disorders such as dementia and memory at Dakota Physical Therapy. Her belief is that through genuine patient care, we can help shape a better humanity.