Boys Town National Research Hospital

"Changing the Way America Cares for Children, Families and Communities"
555 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68131
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Leisha Eiten

Au.D., CCC-A

  Associate  Director of Audiology/Vestibular Services

  • 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 Hospital Hearing Technology Center

  • Graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Liaison to staff on amplification technology

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Hearing evaluations for children and adults
  • Hearing aid and assistive device fitting and follow-up

 Professional Involvement:

  • Member, American Speech language and Hearing Association
  • 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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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

AuD, 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

Director of Research; 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​​

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
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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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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

AuD, 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

Clinic reviews

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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 hearing center

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.

 

Hearing care services

Services include:

  • Hearing evaluations for infants, children, and adults using the most current methods and equipment 
  • Personalized demonstrations of new hearing aid technology and assessment of communication needs
  • Hearing aid fitting, performance assessment, and orientation for infants, children, and adults
  • Wide range of manufacturers and options are available to find the best hearing aid solution for each individual patient.  
  • Extensive personalized follow-up care and support
  • Balance/Vestibular evaluation
  • Cochlear Implant candidacy assessments and device programming and support
  • Assistive listening devices for television,telephones, and communication in difficult listening environments.

Hours of operation

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

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  • Financial aid
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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