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An audiologist specializes in evaluating and treating people of all ages with hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders. Specialty audiology consultation is available for assessment and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and balance disorders.

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Treating your child's hearing loss

As an audiologist, I often work with parents who are concerned about their child’s hearing. Hearing loss is a huge concern for parents who understand it can impair speech and language skills as their child develops. The Baha system may be the right solution.

Katie Kendhammer AuD By Katie Kendhammer October 13, 2017

Huh? Hunting and your hearing

Autumn colors and cool mornings in early September signal the beginning of the long-awaited hunting season. Shooting without hearing protection practically guarantees you will suffer at least some degree of hearing loss in your lifetime.

Thomas Lowry, M.D. By Thomas Lowry September 8, 2017

Tinnitus and quality of life

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be exceedingly bothersome and affect your quality of life. It is important to discuss possible management strategies with your audiologist and health care team.

March 23, 2017

Routine appointment leads to uncommon diagnosis

Corinne Breidung suspected her son Brett’s well-child exam would be as uneventful as his previous exams. But then Brett’s provider in Wabasha, Sharon Riester, Family Medicine nurse practitioner, said words no parent ever wants to hear.

August 25, 2014

Are you hearing crickets?

Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or head noises. The sound (or sounds) may be intermittent in nature or annoyingly continuous in one or both ears.

Joe Kirst NP By Joe Kirst April 11, 2014

What's that, you say? Hearing loss is a problem

Although hearing loss is common in older adults, the problem affects people of all ages. Some are born with hearing loss, and others can lose hearing at a young age.

John Tunnell AuD By John Tunnell March 18, 2014

3 reasons why you did not receive antibiotics from your provider

Have you ever left your health care provider’s office feeling frustrated that you didn’t get an antibiotic for a sinus infection, sore throat, or ear infection? If you answered yes, you are not alone.

Carrie Kern DO By Carrie Kern January 23, 2014

Noisy gifts: Staying ear-healthy this holiday season

This holiday season remember to purchase ear-healthy gifts for your loved ones.

Katie Kendhammer AuD By Katie Kendhammer December 13, 2013