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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.

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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.

Image of Racael Dolezal, audiologist at Hearing AssociatesAudiologist  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.

Image of Jeff King, Audiologist at Hearing AssociatesAudiologist 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.

Image of Christine Heintskill, audiologist at Hearing AssociatesAudiologist 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.

Carmen

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Born: Mason City, IA

Raised: Mason City, IA

Current Residence: Mason City, IA

Family: Husband Patrick, 3 kids (Alana, Brady, Peyton)

Pets: Dog (husky/boxer mix) named Iowa and a cat named Bella

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI and Bachelor of Science in Human Services & Psychology, Buena Vista University, Mason City, Iowa

Hobbies: Reading, baking sweet treats, spending time with my family, watching scary movies

Why Audiology: After teaching preschool for 10 years, I decided to follow my passion for helping others and my interest in psychology, so I obtained my 2nd degree and worked in the social worker field before making my way to Hearing Associates. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and seeing the end result as their lives are forever changed with the use of hearing aids.

Image of Alex Crippin, Director of Operations at Hearing Associates.Director 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.

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.

Image of Carrie, front office coordinator for Hearing AssociatesFront 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.

Image of Katelin, front office professional at Hearing Associates.Front 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.

Image of Darian, front office professional for Hearing AssociatesFront Office Professional

Born: Des Moines, IA

Raised: Des Moines, IA

Current Residence: Mason City, IA

Family: Her parents and two younger siblings, Daniel and Dylanie

Pets: Her bunny, Baby

Education: Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Community College and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drake University

Hobbies and Interests: Loves spending time outdoors, playing sports (especially basketball), hanging out with friends and family, and watching movies.

Patient Care Coordinator

Born: Charles City, IA

Raised: Charles City, IA

Current Residence: Mason City, IA

Family: Husband, Robert, and daughters, Sadie and Sophie

Pets: One dog, Sullivan (Sully), a miniature Shih Poo

Education: Bachelor of Science with a double major in Human Services and Psychology from Buena Vista University; Master of Science in Family Psychology from Capella University

Hobbies and Interests: Crochet, knitting, spending time with family, reading, watching movies