Boys Town National Research Hospital

"Boys Town National Research Hospital, Changing the Way America Cares for Children, Families and Communities"
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Call: (402) 983-9351
555 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68131
https://www.boystownhospital.org

Clinic staff

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Kathryn Beauchaine

M.A., CCC-A

​​Clinical Coordinator

  • M.A. from University ​of Denver
  • Clinical Fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh​

Professional Involvement:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • ASHA Newborn Hearing Screening Guidelines Document Review Committee, 2007-current
  • Nebraska Newborn Hearing Screening Program Advisory Committee, Spring 2007-current
  • CDC Cooperative Agreement Evaluation Work Group for Nebraska HHS, 2007 to current
  • Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Nebraska State Board of Health, (Appointed) December 1, 2005 to November 20, 2010
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division Newsletter CEU Reviewer, 2005-current

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid fittings and follow-up
  • ABR evaluations
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Leisha Eiten

Au.D., CCC-A

 

Clinical Coordinator

  • Au.D. from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • M.A. from University of Iowa
  • Completed Clinical Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • B.S from University of Iowa

Professional Involvement:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSLHA)
  • Health Care Economics Committee, ASHA
  • Knowledge Implementation in Pediatric Audiology Work Group
  • Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance Technology Guidelines Task Force, AAA
  • National and International training on Pediatric Amplification and FM Fitting and Evaluation

Task Forces:

  • Pediatric Amplification Guidelines and Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance
    Technology Guidelines
  • Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education Committee
  • National and International training on pediatric amplification and FM fitting and evaluation

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting
  • FM Evaluation and Fitting
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Judith Feigin

M.S., CCC-A

 

Coordinator of the Boys Town National Research Hosptial Hearing Technology Center

  • Graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Liaison to staff on amplification technology

Services:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid and assistive device fitting and follow-up

Involvement:

  • Member, American Speech language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Acoustical Society
  • Nebraska Speech Language and Hearing Association
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Marc Brennan

Ph.D., CCC-A

 

Audiologist, Director of Amplification and Perception Lab

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America
  • Member, American Auditory Society
  • Member, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, ASHA Audiology Council
  • Member, ASHA SIG 6 review committee
  • Board Member, Nebraska Hands and Voices
  • Board Member, Nebraska Licensing Board
  • Board Member, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Resea
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Rhonda Dick

Au.D., CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • Au.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, Nebraska-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Speech Language Hearing Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Vestibular Evaluations
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aids
  • Osseointegrated Hearing Devices
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Kris Donagh

M.A., CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • M.A., University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellowship Year, Special Education Cooperative/Educational Audiology and Veteran’s Hospital Clinics, Kansas City Kansas
  • B.S., Kansas State University

Professional Involvement

  • Member - American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member - Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association (NSHLA)
  • Nebraska Specialty Services Certification – Educational Audiology

Services

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Student Preceptor
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Diane Givens

M.S., PT, NCS

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation – Physical Therapist

  • BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and MS in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • ABPTS Board Certified Neurological Specialist in Physical Therapy
  • Herdman Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Departments of Physical Therapy at Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center

Involvement:

  • Involvement in American Physical Therapy Association

Services:

  • Clinical, teaching and research interests in balance and vestibular rehabilitation
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Ashley Kaufman

Au.D., CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • Au.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Completed Au.D. Externship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder

Professional Involvement

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Auditory Society
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and Follow-Up
  • ABR Evaluations
  • Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluation
  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Member of the BTNRH Multidisciplinary Team
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Brenda Hoover

M.A., CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • M.A. from the University of Iowa
  • Completed CFY at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • B.S. from the University of Iowa

Involvement:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Auditory Society

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and Follow-Up
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations
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Kristen Janky

Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

 

Vestibular Audiologist, Coordinator Vestibular Services,
Director of Clinical Vestibular Lab

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Au.D., Towson University
  • B.S., Towson University

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Board member, American Balance Society

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Neuro-Sensory Genetics Clinic
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluation

Research

  • Vestibular/Balance Systems
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Jan Kaminiski

R. EEG/EPT.

 

Coordinator, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Lab

  • Associates degree, Western Wisconsin Technical College

Involvement:

  • Member, American Society of Electroneurodiagnostics Technologist

Area of Expertise/Interest:

  • ABR evaluations
  • Newborn hearing screens

Ryan McCreery

PhD, CCC-A

Associate Director, Audiology and Vestibular Services

  • M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Licensed clinical audiologist and hearing aid dispenser​​
  • Staff Scientist

Involvement:

  • Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Associate (ASHA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Member of the American Auditory Society
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Member of the Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association (NSLHA)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research:

  • Cognitive and linguistic contributions to speech recognition in children
  • Optimizing hearing aids for children
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Susan Stangl

AuD, CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., the University of Tulsa

Professional Involvement

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Society of Audiology
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fitting and Follow-Up
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluations
  • Craniofacial Clinic

Megan Thomas

AuD, CCC-A

 

Staff Audiologist

  • Au.D. from University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS
  • Completed Au.D. externship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.S. from Northeastern University in Boston, MA

Involvement:

  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech Language and Hearing Association

Services:

  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and follow-up
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluations
  • ABR Evaluations
  • Pediatric Audiology
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Dr. Richard Kang

M.D. F.A.C.S

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Jacquelyn Baudhuin

AuD

​​Cochlear Implant Audiologist

Research Assistant, Cochlear Implant Lab

Education:

  • B.S., Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • M.S., Clinical Investigation, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Au.D., Audiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Clinical Externship, Oregon Health and Sciences University and Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Scholar, Washington University Clinical Research Training Predoctoral Program, St. Louis, MO

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Cochlear implants
  • Electrophysiology
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Catherine Cronin Carotta

Ed.D., CCC-SLP

​​Associate Director, Clinical Services, Center for Childhood Deafness

Education:

  • B.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Elementary Education, Special Education for
    Socially-Emotionally Disturbed, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1975
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Butler University, 1983
  • Ed.D., Leadership Education, Spalding University, 1999

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Alexander Bell Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Early childhood intervention and education
  • Educational Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Multidisciplinary Evaluation
  • Pediatric Aural Re-Habilitation
  • Reggio-Inspired Educational Practices
  • Organizational Leadership and Human Development
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Michelle Hughes

PhD, CCC-A

 

Director, Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory

Education:

  • B.S.Ed., Speech Pathology & Audiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
  • M.A., Audiology, University of Iowa, 1995
  • Clinical Fellow, Audiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1996-97
  • Ph.D., Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 2003

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Auditory Society
  • Acoustical Society of America

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Evoked potentials in cochlear implants
  • Psychophysics in cochlear implants
  • Channel interaction
  • Intra-operative cochlear implant testin
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Kris Mixan

MS

 

Coordinator for Early Childhood Services

Education:

  • B.S., Deaf Education/Elementary Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1982
  • M.S., Agency Counseling, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1991

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nebraska Counseling Association
  • State of Nebraska Teacher Certification
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
  • Certified Professional Counselor

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Parent-Infant Specialist
  • Principles of Family-Centered Practice
  • Training in R.A. McWilliam’s, Routines-Based Early Intervention Model
  • Training in the Boys Town Common Sense Parenting Program
  • Counselor for children and families of children who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Deaf Educator
  • Preschool Teacher

Representative Publications:

Mixan, Kris (2015). Journey of a Deaf Educator: Paper Making. In C. Edwards & C. Carotta (Eds.), Listening to children, seeing possibilities: Stories from a Reggio-inspired inquiry circle at Boys Town Research Hospital, and beyond, pp. 22-33. Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Mixan, Kristy (2016). Family-Centered Early Intervention: Principles, Practices and Supporting Research. In M.P. Moeller, D.J. Ertmer & C. Stoel-Gammon (Eds.), Promoting language and literacy in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, pp. 77-106. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

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Mary Patterson

MS

 

Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Multidisciplinary Team and Educational Coordinator
Cochlear Implant Patient Manager

Education:

  • B.S., Elementary Education/Hearing Impaired, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1986
  • M.S., Mild/Moderate Handicapped Special Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1994

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nebraska Teacher’s Certification (Professional)
  • Certification in Elementary, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mild Moderate Handicapped

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Preschool Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Education of multiply-handicapped children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Pre-academic testing
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Carisa Reyes

AuD, CCC-A

 

​Cochlear Implant Audiologist

Education:

  • B.S., Speech Pathology, University of the Philippines, 1998
  • M.S., Audiology, Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004

Professional Affiliations:​

  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Cochlear implants
  • Educational Audiology
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Jeff Simmons

MA, CCC-A

​Clinical Coordinator

Education:

  • B.S., Speech Pathology, University of the Philippines, 1998
  • M.S., Audiology, Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004

Professional Affiliations:​

  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Cochlear implants
  • Educational Audiology

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About this clinic

Boys Town National Research Hospital is internationally recognized as the leader in hearing research. Our highly qualified clinical professionals provide expert testing, evaluations and offers the most technology advanced hearing devices that are available. We are specialist in all areas of Audiology and Cochlear Implants and can help you make the best choices with all of your hearing needs and ensure a better quality of life through better hearing.

 

Clinic services

Services include:


Balance and vestibular evaluations
Hearing evaluations for infants and children
Hearing evaluations for adults
Hearing aids for children
Hearing aids for adults
Assistive listening devices
 
Hearing Evaluations
The audiologists at the Hearing and Balance Center provide hearing evaluations to determine the degree and severity of hearing loss. These evaluations are performed on infants, children and adults. Conventional Audiometry is the most common hearing test for adults. In these tests, the patient wears earphones and responds to sounds heard. Hearing evaluations for infants and children include monitoring for visual clues.
 
Hearing Aids
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids, Boys Town audiologists will custom-fit the right device for the patient’s needs. A wide range of manufacturers and options are available to find the best hearing aid solution for each individual patient.
 
We can also provide custom ear molds for cell phones and other personal listening devices, Bluetooth- and FM-system compatible hearing aids and assistive listening devices for television and telephones.

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(402) 983-9351

Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Saturday Closed

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  • Insurance accepted, please call for details