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I became interested in audiology when my father was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear condition that can cause dizziness, ringing in the ears and hearing loss. We’d travel to Boston frequently to see an ENT physician, vestibular specialist and audiologist.  That experience absolutely sparked my curiosity for the field of audiology. When I enrolled as an undergraduate, I declared communication disorders as my major. Soon after, however, I learned more about how quickly the field of audiology was evolving, and how much opportunity there was for professional growth and diversity.

As an audiologist now, the most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people reconnect with life.  Hearing loss can be very isolating. It is a great joy to help patients find that connection with hearing aids or other means of amplification.  I also enjoy partnering with my team to continually enhance and improve a patient-centered program of which we can all be very proud.

I love all things creative and artsy!  On my days off, I spend time being active with my family. You’ll find us at the Minnesota Zoo, Children’s Museum, on a family bike ride or going swimming!


EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor of Science
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Doctorate of Audiology
    A.T. Still University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • State of Minnesota
    Licensed Audiologist, Licensed to Dispense Hearing Aids
  • American Speech Language Association
    Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • American Academy of Audiology
    Fellow (FAAA)

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Hearing aid assessment and fitting
  • Assistive listening technology
 
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