Boys Town National Research Hospital

"Boys Town National Research Hospital, Changing the Way America Cares for Children, Families and Communities"
555 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68131

Clinic staff

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Kathryn Beauchaine

M.A., CCC-A
​​Clinical Coordinator
  • M.A. from University ​of Denver
  • Clinical Fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh​
Professional Involvement:
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • ASHA Newborn Hearing Screening Guidelines Document Review Committee, 2007-current
  • Nebraska Newborn Hearing Screening Program Advisory Committee, Spring 2007-current
  • CDC Cooperative Agreement Evaluation Work Group for Nebraska HHS, 2007 to current
  • Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Nebraska State Board of Health, (Appointed) December 1, 2005 to November 20, 2010
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division Newsletter CEU Reviewer, 2005-current
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid fittings and follow-up
  • ABR evaluations
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Leisha Eiten

Au.D., CCC-A
  Clinical Coordinator
  • Au.D. from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • M.A. from University of Iowa
  • Completed Clinical Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • B.S from University of Iowa
Professional Involvement:
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSLHA)
  • Health Care Economics Committee, ASHA
  • Knowledge Implementation in Pediatric Audiology Work Group
  • Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance Technology Guidelines Task Force, AAA
  • National and International training on Pediatric Amplification and FM Fitting and Evaluation
Task Forces:
  • Pediatric Amplification Guidelines and Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance Technology Guidelines
  • Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education Committee
  • National and International training on pediatric amplification and FM fitting and evaluation
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting
  • FM Evaluation and Fitting
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Judith Feigin

M.S., CCC-A
  Coordinator of the Boys Town National Research Hosptial Hearing Technology Center
  • Graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Liaison to staff on amplification technology
Services:
  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid and assistive device fitting and follow-up
Involvement:
  • Member, American Speech language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Acoustical Society
  • Nebraska Speech Language and Hearing Association
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Rhonda Dick

Au.D., CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • Au.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professional Involvement
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, Nebraska-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Speech Language Hearing Association
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Vestibular Evaluations
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aids
  • Osseointegrated Hearing Devices
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Kris Donagh

M.A., CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • M.A., University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellowship Year, Special Education Cooperative/Educational Audiology and Veteran’s Hospital Clinics, Kansas City Kansas
  • B.S., Kansas State University
Professional Involvement
  • Member - American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member - Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association (NSHLA)
  • Nebraska Specialty Services Certification – Educational Audiology
Services
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Student Preceptor
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Diane Givens

M.S., PT, NCS
  Vestibular Rehabilitation – Physical Therapist
  • BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and MS in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • ABPTS Board Certified Neurological Specialist in Physical Therapy
  • Herdman Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Departments of Physical Therapy at Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center
Involvement:
  • Involvement in American Physical Therapy Association
Services:
  • Clinical, teaching and research interests in balance and vestibular rehabilitation
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Ashley Kaufman

Au.D., CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • Au.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Completed Au.D. Externship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder
Professional Involvement
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Auditory Society
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and Follow-Up
  • ABR Evaluations
  • Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluation
  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Member of the BTNRH Multidisciplinary Team
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Brenda Hoover

M.A., CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • M.A. from the University of Iowa
  • Completed CFY at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • B.S. from the University of Iowa
Involvement:
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Auditory Society
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and Follow-Up
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations
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Kristen Janky

Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
  Vestibular Audiologist, Coordinator Vestibular Services, Director of Clinical Vestibular Lab
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Au.D., Towson University
  • B.S., Towson University
Professional Involvement
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Board member, American Balance Society
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Neuro-Sensory Genetics Clinic
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluation
Research
  • Vestibular/Balance Systems
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Jan Kaminiski

R. EEG/EPT.
  Coordinator, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Lab
  • Associates degree, Western Wisconsin Technical College
Involvement:
  • Member, American Society of Electroneurodiagnostics Technologist
Area of Expertise/Interest:
  • ABR evaluations
  • Newborn hearing screens

Ryan McCreery

PhD, CCC-A
Associate Director, Audiology and Vestibular Services
  • M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Licensed clinical audiologist and hearing aid dispenser​​
  • Staff Scientist
Involvement:
  • Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Associate (ASHA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Member of the American Auditory Society
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Member of the Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association (NSLHA)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research:
  • Cognitive and linguistic contributions to speech recognition in children
  • Optimizing hearing aids for children
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Susan Stangl

AuD, CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., the University of Tulsa
Professional Involvement
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Society of Audiology
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fitting and Follow-Up
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluations
  • Craniofacial Clinic

Megan Thomas

AuD, CCC-A
  Staff Audiologist
  • Au.D. from University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS
  • Completed Au.D. externship at Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • B.S. from Northeastern University in Boston, MA
Involvement:
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech Language and Hearing Association
Services:
  • Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Fittings and follow-up
  • Vestibular/Balance Evaluations
  • ABR Evaluations
  • Pediatric Audiology
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Dr. Richard Kang

M.D., F.A.C.S,
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Jacquelyn Baudhuin

AuD
​​Cochlear Implant Audiologist Research Assistant, Cochlear Implant Lab Education:
  • B.S., Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • M.S., Clinical Investigation, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Au.D., Audiology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Clinical Externship, Oregon Health and Sciences University and Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Scholar, Washington University Clinical Research Training Predoctoral Program, St. Louis, MO
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Cochlear implants
  • Electrophysiology
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Catherine Cronin Carotta

Ed.D., CCC-SLP
​​Associate Director, Clinical Services, Center for Childhood Deafness Education:
  • B.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Elementary Education, Special Education for Socially-Emotionally Disturbed, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1975
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Butler University, 1983
  • Ed.D., Leadership Education, Spalding University, 1999
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Alexander Bell Association
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Early childhood intervention and education
  • Educational Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Multidisciplinary Evaluation
  • Pediatric Aural Re-Habilitation
  • Reggio-Inspired Educational Practices
  • Organizational Leadership and Human Development
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Kris Mixan

MS

 

Coordinator for Early Childhood Services Education:
  • B.S., Deaf Education/Elementary Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1982
  • M.S., Agency Counseling, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1991
Professional Affiliations:
  • Nebraska Counseling Association
  • State of Nebraska Teacher Certification
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
  • Certified Professional Counselor
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Parent-Infant Specialist
  • Principles of Family-Centered Practice
  • Training in R.A. McWilliam’s, Routines-Based Early Intervention Model
  • Training in the Boys Town Common Sense Parenting Program
  • Counselor for children and families of children who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Deaf Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
Representative Publications:

Mixan, Kris (2015). Journey of a Deaf Educator: Paper Making. In C. Edwards & C. Carotta (Eds.), Listening to children, seeing possibilities: Stories from a Reggio-inspired inquiry circle at Boys Town Research Hospital, and beyond, pp. 22-33. Omaha, NE: Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Mixan, Kristy (2016). Family-Centered Early Intervention: Principles, Practices and Supporting Research. In M.P. Moeller, D.J. Ertmer & C. Stoel-Gammon (Eds.), Promoting language and literacy in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, pp. 77-106. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

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Mary Patterson

MS
  Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Multidisciplinary Team and Educational Coordinator Cochlear Implant Patient Manager Education:
  • B.S., Elementary Education/Hearing Impaired, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1986
  • M.S., Mild/Moderate Handicapped Special Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1994
Professional Affiliations:
  • Nebraska Teacher’s Certification (Professional)
  • Certification in Elementary, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mild Moderate Handicapped
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Preschool Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Education of multiply-handicapped children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Pre-academic testing
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Carisa Reyes

AuD, CCC-A

 

​Cochlear Implant Audiologist Education:
  • B.S., Speech Pathology, University of the Philippines, 1998
  • M.S., Audiology, Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004
Professional Affiliations:​
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Cochlear implants
  • Educational Audiology
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Jeff Simmons

MA, CCC-A
​Clinical Coordinator Education:
  • B.S., Speech Pathology, University of the Philippines, 1998
  • M.S., Audiology, Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • Au.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004
Professional Affiliations:​
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Nebraska Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Areas of Expertise/Interest:
  • Cochlear implants
  • Educational Audiology

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Read 16 verified patient reviews for Boys Town National Research Hospital! Their average review score is 4.5 () from 16 reviews.

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“I am appalled at the incredible unprofessionalism of Nancy at the front desk in her abject refusal to assist me in making an appointment. After being referred for audiology appointment by primary care at Offutt AFB, United Health Care gave me an authorization number and referred me to your clinic. Nancy first told me she can't do anything with my authorization number and can't make an appointment without a referral from my doctor. So I called referral management center and they told me that your clinic would have to contact them in order for referral management center to send the referral. I then called your clinic back and explained to Nancy what referral management told me, only for her to rant at me about how "no, she's NEVER had to make a call" and for her to yell at me that "that's not my job!" and hang up. Regardless of whether such lines are in the job description, I'm amazed that she wouldn't go even a small step to help a serviceman out. What a complete and disgraceful failure of customer service. ”

of Offutt Afb, NE   
05/25/2017    Review submitted online
1 out of 5 1.

“She was very informative and they did a good job at testing.”

of Omaha, NE   
08/25/2015    Review verified by phone
3 out of 5 1.

“She seemed very knowledgeable about what she was doing and was very pleasant to work with. ”

of Dubuque, IA   
07/30/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“Professional, thorough and friendly. ”

of Omaha, NE   
01/24/2014    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“Patient, knowledgeable and efficient. Very nice to be around. ”

of Delaware, OH   
11/27/2013    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

Boys Town National Research Hospital is internationally recognized as the leader in hearing research. Our highly qualified clinical professionals provide expert testing, evaluations and offers the most technology advanced hearing devices that are available. We are specialist in all areas of Audiology and Cochlear Implants and can help you make the best choices with all of your hearing needs and ensure a better quality of life through better hearing.

 

Clinic services

Services include:

Balance and vestibular evaluations Hearing evaluations for infants and children Hearing evaluations for adults Hearing aids for children Hearing aids for adults Assistive listening devices   Hearing Evaluations The audiologists at the Hearing and Balance Center provide hearing evaluations to determine the degree and severity of hearing loss. These evaluations are performed on infants, children and adults. Conventional Audiometry is the most common hearing test for adults. In these tests, the patient wears earphones and responds to sounds heard. Hearing evaluations for infants and children include monitoring for visual clues.   Hearing Aids If you or a loved one is diagnosed with hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids, Boys Town audiologists will custom-fit the right device for the patient’s needs. A wide range of manufacturers and options are available to find the best hearing aid solution for each individual patient.   We can also provide custom ear molds for cell phones and other personal listening devices, Bluetooth- and FM-system compatible hearing aids and assistive listening devices for television and telephones.

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturday Closed

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