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Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center: Nampa

Your ears affect more than your hearing and balance—they affect your quality of life. At Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance, we’re here to help. As the region's most comprehensive audiology and vestibular rehabilitation provider, we care for adults and children with services such as tinnitus testing and treatment, hearing tests, cochlear implants, hearing aid evaluation, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) testing and treatment, and rehabilitation and support groups. We also offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment of speech and language delays and disorders resulting from hearing impairment. We'll educate and train parents, and consult with schools, when appropriate.

Our balance and vestibular services include evaluations and treatment for conditions such as vertigo, light-headed dizziness, and motion sensitivity; as well as assessment and treatment for people who have disequilibrium, a history of falls, or have a fear of falling. This may include patients recovering from a stroke, joint replacement, or those with Parkinson’s disease.

Providers

  • Audiology

    Biography

    Hillary Carlson, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA specializes in pediatric diagnostics, auditory evoked potentials, and amplification. She is also an audiology consultant for the Idaho Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program, where she assists and provides training to hospitals and physicians with their newborn hearing screening programs and about hearing loss. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in biology from The Ohio State University and her doctorate degree in audiology from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Speech Therapy

    Biography

    Susie Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She earned her master's degree from Idaho State University and has experience in both pediatric and adult communication disorders. She has extended training in aural rehabilitation and treatment of auditory processing delays, and is a certified listening and spoken language specialist. Susie is a founding member of Idaho Hands and Voices, a member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, and past board member of Idaho Sound Beginnings.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Paul Lancaster, AuD, F-AAA has specific interests in adult amplification. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from Utah State University, where he also earned his doctorate degree in audiology. He completed his residency program at a private practice in Northern California. He published his dissertation on tele-health in audiology in the American Journal of Audiology, and he continues to have interest in research.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Larissa Mann, AuD, CCC-A specializes in auditory evoked potential testing, diagnostics, and amplification for adults and children. She earned her doctorate degree in audiology from Central Michigan University and completed her residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Andrews University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Carmen Schmidt, MPT is certified in vestibular rehabilitation. She is dedicated to problem-solving and helping patients overcome balance and dizziness concerns. She has earned vestibular competency, vestibular function testing competency, and advanced vestibular competency. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

    Carmen earned her master’s degree in physical therapy from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Laurie Stucki, AuD performs diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and vestibular assessments. She enjoys interacting with patients from all age groups. She earned her doctorate degree in audiology from PCO School of Audiology and her master's degree in audiology from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Christine Wallace, AuD, CCC-A has special interest in aural rehabilitation and central auditory processing disorders. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Northwest Nazarene University, her master’s degree in audiology from Idaho State University, and her doctorate degree in audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has been in practice in Ontario since 1995, at what was then Ontario Audiology and Hearing Aids, which later became the Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    April Ward, AuD, F-AAA is the director of Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center. She specializes in hearing aids, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), and vestibular testing for patients experiencing dizziness and vertigo. 

    April earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Idaho State University, where she also earned her master’s degree in audiology. She earned her doctorate degree in audiology from A.T. Still University.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Monica Weston, MS, AuD, CCC-A/SLP is interested in pediatric and adult diagnostics, hearing aids, vestibular testing, and cochlear implant rehabilitation. She has worked as a speech language pathologist with children and currently specializes in aural rehabilitation and central auditory processing. 

    Monica earned her master's degree from the University of Utah and her doctorate from Utah State University. She completed her fellowship at the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Derek Wood, DPT is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in vestibular rehabilitation. He treats a variety of disorders and helps people overcome dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance issues. Derek enjoys collaborating with other practitioners in providing the best care possible.

    Derek earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University and his doctorate in physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Considering Cochlear Implants?

Our Team Can Help

If you or your child has severe hearing loss, cochlear implants may be able to offer a sense of sound, as well as improved ability to understand speech and speak clearly. Our team will work with you to evaluate whether or not this surgery is an appropriate option.