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Hearing Specialist in Lakewood, CO

Welcome to Modern Audiology Of Lakewood


Modern Audiology, Academy Park Professional Building
7373 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 302, Lakewood, Colorado 80235
(303) 988-7299

Hearing is helpful when it comes to communicating, maintaining relationships, learning, and experiencing all that life has to offer. If your hearing ability begins to decline, turn to a trusted hearing specialist at Modern Audiology in Lakewood, CO.

At Modern Audiology, each audiologist on our team seeks to transform our patient’s hearing with care and intentionality. You deserve to experience the joy of hearing laughter, conversation, music, movies, and even odd noises, like creaking floorboards or a running refrigerator.

To prepare for your visit, browse our resources page. We want you to have all the information you need before you meet with one of our hearing specialists.

Modern Audiology is a group of highly-qualified audiologist and hearing instrument specialists providing evidence-based, individualized care to our patients. Since our inception in 1990, the practice has evolved, but the mission has never changed, exceptional hearing healthcare with upfront and transparent pricing.

Our providers specialize in a wide range of audiological services and products including wax removal, hearing evaluations, tinnitus treatment, hearing aids and custom ear molds. We are also proud to offer unbundled pricing options, saving our patients an average of $1500 on hearing device purchases.

Bringing improved hearing and better communication to our patients’ lives is our passion. We are happy you found us and are looking forward to delivering you a truly exceptional hearing healthcare experience!

In February 2017, Randall Smith joined forces with Zachary Zells to create Modern Audiology. The practice, founded in 1990 under the name Lakewood Hearing Center, was relocated to the Academy Park Professional Building in an effort to deliver a truly exceptional hearing healthcare experience with upfront and transparent pricing.

When it comes to hearing healthcare, Modern Audiology has every aspect of care covered, from diagnosis to treatment.


Hours of Operation:
Monday          7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday          7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday  7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday        7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday               7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Modern Audiology
Modern Audiology

Our Hearing Health Professionals

Zach Zells - Modern Audiology


Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Zach Zells completed his undergraduate degrees in finance and communicative sciences and disorders at Michigan State University and his doctoral work at Wayne State University. Zach’s personal philosophy is to, “Utilize his enthusiasm and positive energy to provide an exceptional hearing healthcare experience. Dr. Zells enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending quality time with his wife Jenny and son Quentin.


Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Sam Pennington completed his undergraduate degree in Linguistics at Indiana University and his doctoral work at the University of Northern Colorado. Sam is committed to helping patients navigate the issues and concerns that come with hearing loss and helping them arrive at the solution that works best for their individual needs. Sam also strives to help those in the Denver community who are underserved and need better access to hearing healthcare, including Denver’s Spanish-speaking population. Outside the office Dr. Pennington enjoys spending time with his wife, Suzy, and son, Julian, being outdoors, playing tennis, and baking.


  • I have been a client with this office for almost 30 years! I absolutely love Randy and Zach. They are attentive and in touch with what I need for my busy life. They always have been so kind to me and really help me to get the best care I need. I am excited for my new pair of aides! Thanks guys!
    Megan S. Patient
  • Fantastic experience! Dr. Zells is extremely personable and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the hearing test and fitting for musician’s ear molds. He talked me through the whole process, explaining how our ears work which gave me peace of mind and left me a little more enlightened when it comes to our auditory system. I would highly recommend Modern Audiology.
    Peter S. Patient
  • I recently had to replace my aging hearing aids and found Dr. Zach Zells at Modern Audiology through a referral from Signia Hearing Aids. Zach is an extremely professional and caring audiologist who took time to make sure we both understood my hearing challenges and how we could address these to a successful resolution that provided the excellent hearing that I had been searching for. Zach processed my order and I received my hearing aids within 4 days! He again took the time to make sure I had the proper settings that would give me the best hearing and that they worked as I needed. I can hear magnificently and I feel great about my new hearing aids. I can highly recommend Zach and Modern Audiology of Lakewood as a caring and professional hearing aid provider. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
    Safety Sam Patient
  • I have been wearing hearing aids since I was 29, which was an ego blow (didn't want to get them...). Modern audiology (Randy) helped me find CIC (Completely in canal) devices so they weren't noticeable! Now that technology is integrating Bluetooth, Zach has helped me explore options, even giving me a loaner pair to try! What an amazing way to know before such a daunting and important purchase. Zach is responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, fun, and patient. I am in the midst of changing insurance, and he even went the extra mile to match pricing and discounts for me. Thanks so much!! I'm a customer for life.
    Diana R Patient
  • Zach is great to work with, he does a great job of explaining the issues, options and plus and minuses of each solution. He didn't put any pressure on me, and I felt he sincerely wanted the best outcome for me.
    Tom D Patient
  • The team is very good. With deep experience and cutting edge info you can rest assured your audiological needs will be affordably met.  
    Leonard G Patient