As a small independent business ourselves, we love celebrating fellow small businesses.

In San Antonio, we’re fortunate to have a number of incredible businesses operated by passionate owners that are making a real difference to their community.

With small businesses being hit hard by the challenges of recent times, we wanted to celebrate five local businesses who we encourage you to support.

1. Julian’s Italian Pizzeria and Kitchen.

Their pizza is delicious, and they also have pasta dishes that will satisfy anyone’s craving for Italian food! Three locations make it easy to get there from many places in town.

We eat out every Friday, and this is usually high on our list of places to visit.

We love it and highly recommend that you visit.

Check out their menu listed on the website: julianspizzeria.com

2. Quarry Nails.

This salon in the Quarry has been in business for many years, they have provided excellent service to some of our staff on a regular basis and are great for staff day celebrations as well.

It’s been amazing to watch how they have dealt with the recent challenges and continue to make their customers their absolute priority.

Check out all their services at quarrynails.com

3. Face Logic Day Spa

Located at Blanco Road has been providing affordable skincare services for many years, and it is truly a great way to pamper yourself.

Monthly memberships provide a special discount, but clients can book at their convenience whenever they wish at a very reasonable price.

It’s our beauty secret!

Check them out at facelogicspa.com

4. Salon 555

Salon 555 is a hair salon located on Basse Road was started in 2016 by three stylists who were leaders in the industry for years before opening their own place.

They provide any services that relate to beautiful hair, and their salon is calm and welcoming. All staff know your name and are happy to provide service for each other’s clients to accommodate your schedule.

If you want to book a treat, then check them out at salon555.us

5. Today’s Eyes

Today’s Eyes is owned and operated by Dr. Ira Diskin and his son Dr. Maury Diskin.

They offer all things optometry and have one of the best selections of eyeglasses in the city. Their trained office staff makes the experience pleasant every time!

They are our go-to opticians for all of our needs (and Jane has some funky glasses!)

Check them out at todayseyes.com.

On behalf of all small businesses, thank you so much for everyone’s continued support through these difficult times.

Shop local, celebrate the great people running independent businesses, and visit our favorite five – you won’t be disappointed.

All of our love.

The Audicles Team

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Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Board began her career in audiology after completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She has been fortunate to work in a plethora of healthcare and educational settings. As a result, she has perfected the art of effective adult and pediatric treatment. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Board works directly with her state and national organizations to not only improve the quality of audiological healthcare in Texas, but also to advocate for her patients.
What Was Betty's First Experience at Audicles Like ...
“My first sign of hearing loss was gradually realizing that I couldn’t hear and was missing too much. My first impressions of Audicles were that I would recommend them, they had a good reputation and local. I knew that I needed help and found them very easy to work with, very thorough and very likable. Hearing aids have impacted my life a great deal, I was missing too much of what was going on. My advice to anybody considering visiting Audicles would be that they’re an excellent choice and I think they would be very happy with them.”
Betty P.
What Would Brian Rate Audicles Out of 10? ...
“I first realized I had signs of hearing loss in the early 90’s, my biggest fear at the time was having to wear hearing aids and feeling old and deaf. I went to visit Audicles and if I had to rate my first impressions on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give them a 12+. From day one of having my hearing aids, everything changed, when I take them off the world goes to only 50% hearing, so they really have positively impacted my life. I always recommend Audicles so if you are considering visiting, I would highly recommend and refer Audicles and Tracey Board.”
Brian O.
Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming ...
“My first signs of hearing loss started in 3rd grade, I had problems with my teacher, which in turn led to having a hearing test, which found high frequency hearing loss in my left ear. Audicles made me feel very comfortable right from the start and Dr. Watson’s passion to help kids hear better was very heartwarming, enough to keep me as a patient for 30+ years. My hearing aids have become a true blessing as I have gotten older, if you are considering visiting Audicles, don’t wait! They truly go above and beyond to help you.”
Donald Kotzer
What Happened at 4 Year Old Hunter's First Appointment ...
“Hunter was just four years old when we found out he had a profound hearing loss in both ears and as his parents we were so worried Hunter would have to live with this disability and would always be considered different. As soon as his hearing aids were turned on, he ran to the window and said “trucks.” He could hear the traffic for the first time. When we got home to his Memi’s house, he could hear the peacocks and he was so excited … it was priceless. The impact hearing aids have had on Hunter’s life is incredible, Hunter says “I am able to live a normal life and communicate easily with my family and friends. I love to hunt and fish, which are two things I can do better when I can hear.” For anybody considering visiting Audicles, we would not consider taking Hunter anywhere else, they are the most caring people you will ever meet. We love Dr. Board and all of the staff, they are extremely helpful and welcoming at all times.”
Hunter Brown
Isaac First Visited Audicles as a Little Kid ...
“My first signs of hearing loss came when I was a little kid, I was really happy when I visited Audicles for my first appointment. Hearing Aids have had a really good impact on my life, I can hear everything! I would definitely encourage anybody considering visiting Audicles to go.”
Isaac Leos
She Always Made Me Feel Like I Belonged ...
“I was only two when signs of hearing loss were detected so I don’t remember my first appointment, but one of my earliest memories was visiting Dr. Jane with my grandpa. She always made me feel like I belonged and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. My first impressions of Audicles were awesome, I remember sitting in the hearing booth thinking I was in a spaceship! The impact hearing aids have had on my life is indescribable, I would not be where I am without the help of Audicles, Dr. Jane went above and beyond to help me. I would say to anybody considering visiting Audicles, what are you waiting for?”
Jaret Gunn
There is Never a Better Time to Do It Than The Present ...
“I noticed the first signs of hearing loss at work, as I work with children in my teaching job, I found it harder and harder to hear them. My family were also giving me a hard time about the TV volume. I was so ready to increase my quality of life and not miss anything so I had no fears about visiting Audicles for my first appointment. I was made to feel right at home! They were professional, kind, patient and explained everything. Hearing aids have impacted my life in a big way, I can hear my grandchildren. I have been able to use mics and the technology offered for a variety of purposes was all for the good. If you are considering visiting Audicles, just do it! There is never a better time than the present. What do you have to lose?”
Kim M.
My First Signs of Hearing Loss Were ...
“I was really pleased with my first visit to Audicles, first impressions were very good, everyone is very nice and helpful. Wearing hearing aids has positively impacted my life as I can hear things now that I did not realize I was missing. If you are considering visiting Audicles I would say to go, you can’t find a better service.”
Loretta Anton