Jim was born and raised in Erie, PA and spent many years working in the retail appliance business. He also sold boats for a brief time. After all of his years in retail he found himself unemployed and knew in his 40’s he needed a career that would be his forever career. He also knew after all his years in retail he wanted to do something that was really going to help people and develop relationships. He is hard of hearing himself and has worn hearing aids for over 30 years. His father was also hard of hearing and a hearing aid user. He purchased Auditory Services in Erie in 1991 and in Franklin in 1992. In 2013 he made his daughter, Katy Mizikowski, BC-HIS his business partner. Jim officially retired in 2015 and is very happy living with his wife, Linda, in Florida.