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.
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.
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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““Wonderful experience! Courtney took Her time and explained everything. Made me feel very comfortable. I am very pleased and would recommend them to everyone.””
“I so appreciate Dr. Thayer’s patience and expertise. She explains issues and options very well. She has always adjusted my hearing aids so that they are not effective than when I came in. Great place!”
“Dr was a complete surprise with her knowledge an personality compared to others I have been to in the past I will definitely recommend her to others in the future ”
“Always a pleasant office to visit. Everyone is welcoming, friendly, and professional. Also knowledgeable in their field. Excellent service!”
“Wonderful experience! They took their time and explained everything. Made me feel very comfortable. I am very pleased and would recommend them to everyone.”
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 Aid Consultation
Hearing Aid Fitting/Orientation
Ear wax removal
Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing Aid Adjustment
|Sunday||Open by appointment|
|Monday||Open by appointment|
|Tuesday||9 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||9 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||9 am - 5 pm|
|Saturday||Open by appointment|
|Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.|
Accepted forms of payment
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- Insurance accepted, please call for details