Our Hearing Professionals
Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Rebecca received her doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in Pennsylvania in 2009. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a master's degree in Audiology in 2005 and received her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota in 2002. She holds a South Dakota state hearing aid dispensing license and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, fellow of American Academy of Audiology, and member of Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Rebecca lives in Aberdeen with her husband, Jeff, their two boys, Blake and Mason, and two standard poodles, Chloe and Zoe. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and baking.
BC-HIS (Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist) & Auditory Therapist
Kara has been with the clinic since June 2017. She received her Hearing Aid Dispensing License by the South Dakota Board of Hearing and Dispensers and Audiologists in February 2015. She was awarded Board Certification by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences in September 2016. Her responsibilities include performing hearing evaluations, fitting patients with hearing instruments, performing cleanings and maintenance on hearing instruments, and assisting patients with their hearing aid needs. Kara has also been trained and certified with Integrated Listening Systems to provide services with the Auditory Connections therapy program. Kara lives in Aberdeen with her husband, Dean. She enjoys musical theatre, singing, cooking and spending time with her family.
Audiology Assistant/Auditory Therapist
Erica has been with the clinic since May 2016. Her responsibilities include assisting Dr. Rich with hearing evaluations/appointments and deals with patient care coordinating. She is also trained in hearing aid services and hearing aid maintenance as well as scheduling appointments. Erica has been trained and certified with integrated Listening Systems to provide services with the Auditory Connections therapy program. Erica is from Aberdeen, SD and has two sisters and two brothers. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and being with her family and friends.
Billing and Insurance Specialist
Sonya has been with the clinic since August 2016. Her responsibilities include handling all insurance claims, billing, accounts payable, hearing aid maintenance and scheduling appointments. She also assists with getting the fitting bags ready for the patients when they come to get their new hearing aids. If you have any questions, she would be more than happy to help you. In her free time, Sonya loves spending time chasing cows, riding her horse, and hanging out with family and friends.