Audiology Specialty Clinic

"There is a difference, hear life better"
5124 S Western Ave Ste 4 Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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Melinda Heegel

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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.

This provider has NPI #1184899882 and is licensed in South Dakota (#011 A).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: AAA, Northwood, Advanced Hearing Providers, Union Reporter, CAP, Unified Hearing, Steamfitters Local 449, Homelink, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Superior Vision, Federal Employee Program, Metra, Sheetmetal 33 Basic Discount, MCAS, Care and Save Discount Prg, Perkspot, Pruitt Medicare, Provider Network of America, Summit Township, PEHP, Davis Vision, Lake Medical Imaging, NEI, AMAC, Jordan Furniture, Carpenters of PA adminstered by Audionet, Harmony Hearing, Heavy and Highway, OCCM, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Sheetmetal 33 Classic Deluxe Benefit and UAW.
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Kristen Kaufman

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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 has NPI #1538334131 and is licensed in South Dakota (#016 A).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Care and Save Discount Prg, NEI, Summit Township, AMAC, Davis Vision, Heavy and Highway, Perkspot, Jordan Furniture, Pruitt Medicare, Sheetmetal 33 Classic Deluxe Benefit, Homelink, Harmony Hearing, Lake Medical Imaging, UAW, OCCM, PEHP, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Carpenters of PA adminstered by Audionet, Northwood, Federal Employee Program, Sheetmetal 33 Basic Discount, Unified Hearing, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Union Reporter, Superior Vision, CAP, Steamfitters Local 449, Metra, AAA, MCAS, Advanced Hearing Providers and Provider Network of America.
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Lindsey Koch

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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 has NPI #1487964144 and is licensed in South Dakota (#375 A).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Perkspot, Pruitt Medicare, NEI, Provider Network of America, AMAC, Sheetmetal 33 Classic Deluxe Benefit, Summit Township, Heavy and Highway, Jordan Furniture, Union Reporter, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, PEHP, OCCM, Lake Medical Imaging, Davis Vision, Harmony Hearing, Metra, MCAS, UAW, Care and Save Discount Prg, Federal Employee Program, Sheetmetal 33 Basic Discount, Northwood, Advanced Hearing Providers, Unified Hearing, Homelink, CAP, AAA, Superior Vision, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Steamfitters Local 449 and Carpenters of PA adminstered by Audionet.

Clinic reviews

Read 20 verified patient reviews for Audiology Specialty Clinic! Their average review score is 5 () from 20 reviews.

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“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.”

of Yankton, SD   
06/04/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“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! ”

of Luverne, MN   
12/17/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“The service is amazing! Lindsey is very patient and very helpful. I would definitely recommend!”

of Sioux Falls, SD   
09/26/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“My experience was excellent! Love your thoroughness, patience and timely help! Definitely recommend you! Thank you Lindsay. ”

of Sioux Falls, SD   
09/06/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“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.”

of Sioux Falls, SD   
07/05/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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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.

Clinic services

Audiology Specialty Clinic offers a full-range of hearing healthcare needs for the entire family including:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Tympanometry
  • 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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Hours of operation

SundayClosed
Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed

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  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.