Stuart Trembath

Owner and Audiologist  M.A., CCC-A

Born: Trenton, MI
Raised: New Jersey
Current Residence: Clear Lake, IA
Family: His wife, Leigh, and children, Lauren and Hannah.
Pets: His dog, Eva Lou.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Northwestern University.
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, traveling and spending time with family.
Why Audiology: Stuart has always been interested in sound perception. He took several audiology courses and hearing science courses that encouraged him to pursue a career in audiology.
Organizations: Stuart is currently the American Speech-Language and Hearing (ASHA) representative to the American Medical Association’s Editorial panel for Common Procedural Terminology (CPT). He also co-chairs ASHA’s Healthcare Economics Committee. Stuart has previously served as President of the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Association, President of the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Foundation and Chairman of Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Board.

tanya

Audiologist Au.D., CCC-A

Born: Hampton, IA
Raised: Hampton, IA
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Family: Her husband, John, and children, Jared, Jordan and Justin. 
Pets: Herky, a shih tzu, and Jake, half shih tzu and half bichon frise.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Iowa, Master’s degree in Audiology from Northwestern University and Doctorate from A.T. Still University.
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, gardening, scrapbooking and attending her sons’ various activities.
Why Audiology: Tanya wanted to work in the healthcare field and took classes in Audiology, Pharmacy and pre-med. She spent a summer job shadowing with a local pharmacist as well as at Hearing Associates, P.C.. She was impressed with Gary and Stu’s business and how passionate they were about helping patients with hearing problems. As an audiologist, she is able to work in the healthcare field, diagnosing ear and hearing problems and improving patient hearing and communication abilities.

Rachael DolezalAudiologist  M.A., CCC-A

Born: Iowa City, IA
Raised: Iowa City, IA
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology from the University of Iowa and Master’s in Audiology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, embroidery, knitting, sewing and spending time with family.
Why Audiology: Rachael has always liked working with children and had initially wanted to help kids with hearing loss as a speech pathologist. After taking some audiology classes, though, she realized that she enjoyed the science of hearing and the technology involved with hearing aids, so she decided to become an audiologist.

jeffAudiologist Au.D., CCC-A

Born: New Prague, MN
Raised: Montgomery, MN
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Disorders from St. Cloud State University, Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University.
 
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with friends and family, hunting, fishing, and golf. Why Audiology: Jeff always knew that he wanted to help others in life. He was unsure how he would do this until he took his first communication disorders course during undergraduate studies. After initially pursuing speech language pathology, Jeff discovered that his true passion was audiology. Jeff’s goal is to improve the quality of life of patients and their family members by providing excellent hearing healthcare.

ChristineAudiologist Au.D., CCC-A

Born: Saginaw, MI
Raised: Bay City, MI
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Pets: Two dogs, Oscar and Hunny
Education: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University, Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with friends, family and pets, hiking and camping, sewing Why Audiology: Christine discovered audiology through studying speech language pathology. However, after job shadowing an audiologist during a clinical placement, she realized that she had true passion for audiology. She had then decided that she would continue her education in audiology instead of speech language pathology.

Marlys EbaughAudiologist M.A.

Born: Britt, IA
Raised: Seattle, WA
Current Residence: Forest City, IA
Family: She and her husband, Mike, have four beautiful grandchildren, Elise, April, Madelyn, and Maya.
Education: Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University.
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with her grandkids, knitting, gardening, and reading.

Why Audiology: Marlys’ interests in communication and learning disabilities led to a long and successful career in Educational Audiology. She worked primarily with babies and children in North Iowa for over 25 years. Marlys found great satisfaction in removing obstacles that prevented a child from having a successful education and improved overall well-being. She has always had an excellent working relationship with Hearing Associates while working at the AEA (Area Education Agency). That relationship allowed Marlys and her team to provide the best of services to children with hearing aids in the schools. Because of the respect gained in partnering with Hearing Associates over the years and her continued commitment to helping others achieve better hearing, Marlys has decided to come on staff to work primarily with ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) patients.

Kelly

Hearing Instrument Specialist  BC-HIS

Born: Moline, IL
Raised: Moline, IL
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Family: Brent, her husband, and their children, Samantha (& Scott), Angela, Tyler, Clara, and Jordan
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Northern Iowa
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and being involved at church.
Why Audiology: Kelly has always had a passion for serving others and has done so in many capacities. When Kelly first entertained the idea of working in an audiology practice, she jumped at the opportunity to help patients achieve better hearing. With a deeper understanding of hearing loss and its effects on family life, Kelly has dedicated herself to educating and counseling patients to get the most out of life despite their hearing loss.

Alex NewDirector of Operations

Born: Sioux City, IA

Raised: Storm Lake, IA

Current Residence: Northwood, IA

Family: His wife, Laura, and son, Lincoln

Pets: Mogli, their 140lb Newfoundland, and Zena, their energetic Lab mix

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis in counseling, from Iowa State University

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching movies, singing in the River City Men’s Chorus, horseback riding, volunteering, and watching the Iowa State Cyclones play.

Hearing Associates Justin 1Patient Care Coordinator

Born: Cresco, IA
Raised: Riceville, IA
Current Residence: Rudd, IA
Family: Wife Kristy and Daughter Addysin
Education: Associate of Science Degree from Rochester Community & Technical College
Hobbies and Interests: Fishing in the summer time, spending time with family & friends, working out, and anything that is sports related. GO HAWKEYES!

Heather 1Insurance & Billing Coordinator

Born: Osage, IA
Raised: Mason City, IA
Current Residence: Clear Lake, IA
Family: David - Husband
Pets: Two Cats (Rocky and Rue)

Education: Associates of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College in Medical Office Specialist and a diploma in Medical Coding.
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family & friends, traveling, and crafting.

Carrie GalkinFront Office Coordinator

Born: Mason City, IA
Raised: Clear Lake, IA
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Family: Her children, Bailee and Brandon.
Education: Associate of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College.

Hobbies and Interests: She loves spending time outdoors, but only in the summer, playing golf, shopping and watching her children participate in their many activities. Carrie loves to laugh, sing and smile, but most of all, loves being a mom.

KatelinFront Office Professional

Born: Mason City, IA
Raised: Mason City, IA
Current Residence: Mason City, IA
Family: Her husband, Cody
Pets: Their cats, Koda and Shankshah

Education: Associate of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College with a certificate in Human Service.
Hobbies and Interests: doing anything outdoors, photography, and being surrounded by family and friends.

Melissa Green

Front Office & Accounting Professional

Born: Cheyenne, WY

Raised: Cheyenne, WY

Current Residence: Clear Lake, IA

Education: Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University

Hobbies and Interests: Loves to be outdoors and bike riding . Loves to dance, sing, and listen to music. Also enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, watching TV and movies, and reading.