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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, a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
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, is a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
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, is a licensed Audiologist in the state of South Dakota, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Read 22 verified patient reviews for Audiology Specialty Clinic! Their average review score is 5 () from 22 reviews.
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“My daughter has a learning disability as well as a hearing disability that requires a HA in one ear, and a CI in the other. Kristen Kaufman has repeatedly used her expertise and patience to ensure my daughter is hearing at the highest level possible. We're more than just a number at Audiology Specialty Clinic; they truly care about our daughter. ”
“I really appreciate having an independent audiologist who was able to recommend the best hearing aid for me rather than trying to sell one particular brand. ”
“Met with Lindsey. Very professional and focused on my needs. Excellent explanation of the issue-tinnitus. Very personable. I will return. Wonderful facilities. Very good followup within 3 days of appointment.”
“I am 85 years old and had not had any experience with hearing aids. Dr. Kristen Kaufman was so patient with me, explaining everything about the use of hearing aids and what to expect when I was getting accustomed to using them. She was absolutely wonderful! ”
“The service is amazing! Lindsey is very patient and very helpful. I would definitely recommend!”
About this hearing center
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.
Hearing care services
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
|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|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Insurance accepted, please call for details