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.

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.