A CU Medicine provider.
I enjoy working with people and make it a priority to get to know my patients. Each patient has their own wants and needs – we work as a team to try to maximize his/her communication abilities and meet communication needs. Keeping up with the latest research and technology is important as well, as amplification availability and options change frequently.
In my spare time, I enjoy making pottery and almost any activity outside (hiking, biking, running, rock climbing, snowboarding, snowshoeing).
Qualifications and experience
- Audiology, Audiology - Auditory Verbal Therapy, Audiology - Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Auditory Verbal Therapy, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hearing Loss, Rehabilitation Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy - Speech Therapy
- Languages spoken
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (WI) (1998)
University of Colorado - Boulder (2010)
- Clinical interest for patients
As an audiologist, I assess hearing in people of all ages: infants through adults. In our clinic, I also fit hearing aids and assess for auditory processing disorders. I also work with graduate students in CU's Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) program to help them develop clinical knowledge and skills.
- Volunteer activities
I have participated in audiology mission trips to Mexico and China, where we focus on testing hearing, fitting hearing aids, and teaching local professionals how to care for and how to teach people with hearing loss. Unfortunately, in many countries, people with hearing loss are treated poorly: children with hearing loss are not expected to learn normally nor to work in a 'productive' job. We hope to show the people in these areas that children with hearing loss are capable of doing anything they desire!
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