Dr. Leyendecker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University and his Doctorate of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Science. He will provide new and current techniques to diagnostics, fitting, amplification and tinnitus. When not in the office you can find Dr. Leyendecker up north at the cabin hunting, fishing, camping and just about anything else done outdoors.
Dr. Rachel is dedicated to giving her patients excellent service by staying current in evidence-based best practices of diagnostics, amplification fitting, tinnitus/hyperacusis/misophonia treatment and hearing protection. Dr. Rachel joined Audiology Concepts in 2016 as a graduate student. After graduating from A.T. Still University in 2017, she joined the team full time. She received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is originally from Hastings, MN.
Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Disorders from St. Cloud State University before pursuing his Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University. Jeffrey enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, fishing, and golf. Why Audiology: Jeffrey always knew that he wanted to help others in life. He was unsure how he would do this until he took his first communication disorders course during undergraduate studies. After initially pursuing speech language pathology, Jeffrey discovered that his true passion was audiology. His goal is to improve the quality of life of patients and their family members by providing excellent hearing healthcare
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Kathy is a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist and serves as the Clinic Director for the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic. She is available to assist people in finding the right hearing device for them. She also does hearing device clean and checks, assesses repair needs and helps with counseling, programming and ear care. In the Tinnitus clinic she works in coordinating services, answering questions, follow up care and visits, support and also sees her own patients suffering from misophonia. Kathy’s background includes a B.A.S in Communicative Disorders from UMD and a teaching degree from Augsburg College. She joined Audiology Concepts in 2006 and loves being a part of a team approach to helping people.
Hearing Instrument Specialist
James is here to help you with anything from follow up appointments, re-programming and Bluetooth connections to your cell phones and accessories, Lyric fittings, troubleshooting and counseling of new and returning patients. James joined Audiology Concepts in 2009, starting first in administrative and front desk duties. He became a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in the spring of 2015.
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“After a lenghtly frustrating experience elsewhere, I decided to come to Audiology Concepts, in Edina. I saw Dr. Jeff King in early December of 2022, and thanks to him, his expertise, excellent listening skills and knowledge, my life changed completely! He listened closely to me when I discussed my previous issues and what I had hoped hearing devices might do for me (but had not, up to that point). What I had come to think was not possible for me, Dr. King offered hope, and concrete ideas for a solution. After thoroughly going over my hearing test and other pertinent information with me, he explained possible options (and the office had reviewed my insurance so I knew what role insurance played regarding hearing devices). After a thorough review/discussion, together we chose what we hoped to be the best hearing device option. The devices we chose, along with Dr. King's expertise in making any needed fine-tuning adjustments based on really hearing what I was describing, have been nothing short of miraculous for me! Due to past chemotherapy, I will always have some deficits to manage, but Dr. King literally gave me my life back! Whether at work, or in my personal life, I can now hear what people are saying, and am able to enjoy the smaller sounds in life that were gone, which are all enormous. I am so grateful to Dr. King for his expertise, patience, kindness, warmth, willingness to take the time needed and deep knowledge of all things hearing related. The staff at the Edina clinic have been very warm and always willing to assist in any way they can, as well. There aren't enough positives to say about Audiology Concepts, and Dr. King, in particular. I highly recommend them; they take the time needed to get to the heart of the issue, and offer the quality care required to find a solution! Truly life changing!!”
“Had an appointment today (10/25/2018, filled out all the paper work gave my insurance, get in only to see someone that was being trained and had a Doctor with her...She she got me started with the hearing test, starting with the right ear, then started with the left ear, when the Doctor came in and told me that my insurance card had expired, the only thing i could think of is maybe i had grab an old card by mistake...So they stopped ever thing, telling me i should go to Hennepin county, for my hearing test, that they would do the test and fit me for a hearing aid if needed, it almost made me feel like they thought i couldn't afford to have this done. When I got home and called my insurance company (Medica) to see if my insurance expired they told me NO i was covered, and that Audiology Concepts was one company that they took, so every thing should have been good...I called Audiology Concepts and told them that my insurance was good and had not expired, so I don't know what that was all about..But i will never go back there or recommend any family or friends to go there, made me feel like they thought I was too poor and couldn't afford there services.... ”
“The attention one gets at this clinic is exceptional. There's no hurry, no feeling that too much time is being spent, no question is too trivial; and best of all, the audiologist will work with you until the finest possible result is achieved.”
“I have been working with Dr. Paula Schwartz and Kathy Wieser and they have gone above and beyond in trying to get me into the right hearing aids. I couldn't have gone to a better place...highly recommend them if you need a hearing aid.”
“I brought my grandmother there for an appointment. We had nothing done. They would not see her. We were not told over the phone that they would not offer service. They didn't accept her insurance.”
Received 11/24/2015Official Response from Audiology Concepts - Edina:“Erica, I am Dr. Paula Schwartz and the owner and audiologist of Audiology Concepts. Of course this is not acceptable and I am sorry for any distress this has caused you. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding this situation and who you spoke with . Would you please contact me at the Edina office at 952 831 4222 or may I call you? I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.”
At Audiology Concepts we will help you with your hearing issues and address your hearing loss, tinnitus, budget and lifestyle. We will serve you in an honest, caring and attentive manner. We utilize only state-of-the-art assessment equipment and technologies, and work with only the highest quality hearing and tinnitus products. Your hearing is too important to trust to just anyone. We have five locations to serve you:
- 6444 Xerxes Ave South Edina, MN, 55432
- 4050 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 200 Burnsville, MN, 55337
- 1920 South Pokegama Ave Grand Rapids, MN 55744
- 4905 Matterhorn Drive Duluth, MN 55811
- 1627 North 34th St. Superior, WI 54880
Hearing care services
We provide complete Hearing solutions and services: •Hearing Test and Evaluations •Advanced Hearing Aid Technology •Tinnitus Testing •In-ear musicians’ monitoring •Services for patients of all ages
Hours of operation
|Monday||7:30 am - 6 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am - 6 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am - 6 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am - 6 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am - 4 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details