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.
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: NEI, AMAC, Homelink, Federal Employee Program, MCAS, Prime Health, Perkspot, Northwood, Advanced Hearing Providers, Harmony Hearing, OCCM and UAW.
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.
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Perkspot, Homelink, Harmony Hearing, UAW, OCCM, Northwood, Federal Employee Program, AMAC, Prime Health, NEI, MCAS and Advanced Hearing Providers.
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.
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Advanced Hearing Providers, Prime Health, OCCM, MCAS, UAW, Harmony Hearing, Federal Employee Program, Northwood, NEI, AMAC, Perkspot and Homelink.
Read 19 verified patient reviews for Audiology Specialty Clinic! Their average review score is 5 () from 19 reviews.
“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!”
“My experience was excellent! Love your thoroughness, patience and timely help! Definitely recommend you! Thank you Lindsay. ”
“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.”
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|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Insurance accepted, please call for details