UCHealth Boulder Health Center5495 Arapahoe Avenue Second Floor, Boulder, CO 80303
UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct 6th floor, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
As an audiologist, I assess hearing in people of all ages: infants through adults. In our clinic, I also fit hearing aids and assess for auditory processing disorders. I also work with graduate students in CU's Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) program to help them develop clinical knowledge and skills.
I enjoy working with people and make it a priority to get to know my patients. Each patient has their own wants and needs - we work as a team to try to maximize his/her communication abilities and meet communication needs. Keeping up with the latest research and technology is important as well, as amplification availability and options change frequently.
Conditions & Treatments
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Auditory Verbal Therapy, Hearing Loss
Auditory Verbal Therapy, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Interests & Activities
In my spare time, I enjoy making pottery and almost any activity outside (hiking, biking, running, rock climbing, snowboarding, snowshoeing).
I have participated in audiology mission trips to Mexico and China, where we focus on testing hearing, fitting hearing aids, and teaching local professionals how to care for and how to teach people with hearing loss. Unfortunately, in many countries, people with hearing loss are treated poorly: children with hearing loss are not expected to learn normally nor to work in a 'productive' job. We hope to show the people in these areas that children with hearing loss are capable of doing anything they desire!
Education & Training
MS, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (WI) (1998)
PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder (2010)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Member
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Member
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My primary areas of interest for research are infant speech perception (that is, can the infant hear the difference between differing speech sounds?) and auditory processing assessment and disorders. Colleagues and I have developed a clinical test that we use when working with young children with hearing loss to help ensure that these infants can hear differing speech sounds.