Melinda completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing at the University of Oklahoma followed by her Master's Degree in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center then became the Audiologist at the South Dakota School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls. Melinda has also practiced at North Central Head and Neck, which later became Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat. In June of 2012 she and her colleagues, opened Audiology Specialty Clinic. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), is a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA).
Kristen grew up in Sioux Falls and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana College. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Audiology from Idaho State University in and her Doctorate of Audiology from the Salus University of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and School of Audiology. Kristen joined the team at Ear, Nose and Throat, PC (which later became Midwest Ear, Nose, and Throat) in Sioux Falls in 1990. In June of 2012 she and her colleagues opened Audiology Specialty Clinic. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), is a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA).
Lindsey was raised in Chamberlain, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders. In 2010, she earned her Doctorate of Audiology degree from USD. She then joined the team at Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat in 2009 during her clinical externship and joined their staff full-time the next year. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), is a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA).
Read 16 verified patient reviews for Audiology Specialty Clinic! Their average review score is 5 () from 16 reviews.
“Malinda is the best! She is very experienced and patient. She made me feel very at ease and taught me everything that I needed to know about my hearing aids and just plain hearing and hearing loss in general. She is such a sweet person. I felt like she was a friend. I may just have to stop in there every once in a while just to see her and say hi. For any of my appointments I never had to wait more than a minute before Malinda came out to get me. This is the place my insurance said I had to go to. So glad, it's exactly the right place. I recommend Audiology Specialty Clinic and especially Malinda. She's the best! Thanks for the great experience and customer service.”
“I have been following Melinda around for over 30 years. I first started going to her when she worked at another place. I highly recommend her and her staff. She is supportive of my needs, and is very patient with all the questions that I had. I refuse to go anywhere else.”
“Dr. Kristin Kaufman is the absolute best. Her advice and understanding have helped me immensely through my hearing loss over the years. I started with her at the E.N.T. and followed her move to the Audiology Specialty Clinic where she continues to impress me. I received a cochlear implant back in 2002 and see her once a year now for mapping and with her expertise and advice, she helps me achieve the best results. The whole staff at A.S.C. is second to none---the absolute best!!!!! ”
“I have been totally deaf in my right ear since birth. I met Dr. Kaufman back when she was at Midwest ENT. My only option at the time was the Baha. This was not an option to me due to my firefighting career. Now, with the new technology, she is helping me with Widex. I can finally hear from my right side. Awesome! ”
“I have been a client at ASC for going on 8 years. My audiologist there is Kristen Kaufman and I have been so thankful and pleased with her care and guidance and professionalism. She has helped me, through my purchase of aids there and the maintenance and care of those aids to enjoy and magnify my life experiences. She listens to me and adjusts my aids to pair with my hearing deficit. I consider ASC and Kristen Kaufman to be the BEST ever and sincerely thank them and encourage them to keep up the good work in the mission of giving superior hearing care to all of us who so require it. ”
About this clinic
Melinda Heegel, Dr. Kristen Kaufman, and Dr. Lindsey Koch have 55 years combined experience in hearing care. We are autonomous professionals who diagnose and treat disorders of the auditory system. We provide audiological rehabilitation services to children and adults across the entire age span. We select, fit, and dispense hearing aids and related devices, and pledge to make every decision in favor of the patient.
Audiology Specialty Clinic offers a full-range of hearing healthcare needs for the entire family including:
- Hearing evaluations
- Otoacoustic emissions testing
- Tinnitus management
- Hearing aid consultations
- Hearing aid sales, fittings, and services
- Real Ear verification
- Cochlear implant and bone-anchored device programming
- Custom ear molds
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|Monday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
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