Merit Hearing - West Des Moines

2910 Westown Pkwy Suite 110 West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 724-0826


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Courtney Thayer,


Courtney Thayer graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with her Masters in Science and Doctorate in Audiology in 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, earning a Bachelors in Communication Disorders. Her externship was completed at Iowa Head and Neck, working under an ENT in Des Moines, IA. 

Dr. Thayer is a Nebraska native and a Husker fan but loves calling Iowa home. On the weekends, you can find her spending time with her husband and keeping their dog, Rocket, entertained. She enjoys experimenting with recipes, sharing them with friends, and a good book recommendation.

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Andrew Keiner,


Dr. Keiner holds a Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.  He completed his audiology externship at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Keiner has worked as a research assistant at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the area of tinnitus research.  He also worked in Piacenza, Italy, at a research hospital, studying the effects of cochlear implantation on tinnitus.  He specializes in the fitting of hearing aids and the treatment and management of tinnitus.

He has been published in many scientific journals and presented on tinnitus research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Keiner is originally from Treynor, Iowa and enjoys gardening, camping, and watching sports.

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Molly VanGorp,


Dr. Vangorp holds a Doctorate of Audiology degree and her Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science with Psychology minor from the University of Iowa.  She completed her doctoral externship at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development.  Dr. Vangorp has held positions in a variety of settings and has 10 years of experience working with patients of all ages.  She specializes in the evaluation and fitting of amplification, including bluetooth accessories and FM hearing systems.

Dr. Vangorp is originally from Clive and enjoys travelling, fitness, and spending time with her Great Dane, Hank.


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Read 16 verified patient reviews for Merit Hearing - West Des Moines! Their average review score is 4.94 () from 16 reviews.

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“Dr. Thayer explained the whole process to me as it happened. She was very personable. It made for a great experience!”

Courtney T. of West Des Moines, IA   
06/02/2023    Review submitted online

“Courtney is so knowledgeable and professional yet personable. I wouldn't go anywhere else.”

Terry A. of Norwalk, IA   
05/19/2023    Review submitted online

“Dr. Courtney was extremely helpful. I felt like I received honest feedback and there was no hidden agenda, and like I was cared for as a customer. I highly recommend!”

Marissa H. of West Des Moines, IA   
05/17/2023    Review submitted online

“I am very pleased with the result of my visit to Merit Hearing. They were very prompt, courteous, and professional. The Dr listened to my description of problems and was very patient with explanation of use and care of my hearing aids. I highly recommend Merit Hearing.”

Gayle J.   
04/14/2023    Review submitted online

“audiologist was knowledgeable and communicated well. My only criticism would be I was 20 minutes late getting in to see the audiologist. ”

Dennis H. of Altoona, IA   
04/12/2023    Review submitted online

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Iowa's Most Affordable Hearing Aid Provider

Merit Hearing was founded with the goal of providing quality, affordable hearing healthcare to people in Iowa through integrity, honesty, and education. We believe in complete price transparency, so patients know the exact price they will pay for their hearing aids upfront. For this reason, we share all hearing aid prices directly on our website. Our audiologists will provide comprehensive hearing evaluations and then provide unbiased recommendations on which, if any, hearing aid would be best for each patient. Merit Hearing has contracts with most major hearing aid manufacturers. This gives our patients countless options, colors, and styles of hearing aids to choose from. We take great pride in what we do, and we believe that you cannot find the quality and affordability that Merit Hearing provides anywhere else in Iowa.

Hearing care services

Hearing assessment

Hearing Aid Consultation

Hearing Aid Fitting/Orientation

Tinnitus Evaluation

Ear wax removal

Hearing Aid Repair

Hearing Aid Adjustment

Ear Impressions

(515) 724-0826

Hours of operation

SundayOpen by appointment
MondayOpen by appointment
Tuesday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Wednesday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Thursday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Friday9 am - 5 pm
by appointment
SaturdayOpen by appointment
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

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