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St. Luke's Children's Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)

Our team cares for children with conditions such as airway disorders, recurrent ear infections, obstructive sleep apnea, sinus disease, tonsillitis, enlarged adenoids, and microtia. We also specialize in hearing loss, cochlear implants, childhood communication disorders, neck masses, and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and offer ear splinting, ear molding, and otoplasty.

Providers

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Biography

    Jaeger Ashton, MS, CPNP specializes in pediatric otolaryngology with interests in ear infections, tonsillitis, and sinus disease. She earned her bachelor's degree at Bucknell University her master's degree in nursing, nurse practitioner, at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Debbie Baerlocher, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA is our clinic lead in pediatrics, focusing on evoked potentials, diagnostics, and amplification. She is coordinator of the newborn hearing screening program at St. Luke’s Meridian and serves on the team of consulting audiologists for the state Early Hearing and Detection program—Idaho Sound Beginnings—providing training to hospitals and physicians about newborn hearing screening and hearing loss. She is also the editor of our patient newsletter, Hear the News. Dr. Baerlocher earned her doctorate degree in audiology from Central Michigan University; her doctoral research project was published in the Journal of Educational Audiology.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • 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
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Jessica Clark, AuD specializes in pediatric diagnostics, auditory evoked potentials, and hearing aids as well as services for adults. 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 disorders from Minot State University and her doctorate degree in audiology from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Karrie Pargman, AuD, F-AAA has professional interest in cochlear implants, evoked potentials, assessment of hearing loss, and hearing aids for adults and children. She has research experience in speech-evoked auditory brainstem response testing for diagnosis of auditory processing disorders. Dr. Pargman earned her doctorate degree in audiology from the University of Utah and her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Jay Richman, AuD specializes in adult and pediatric diagnostics and amplification, auditory evoked potentials, tinnitus rehabilitation, aural rehabilitation, hearing conservation, and vestibular diagnostic testing. His research interests are in pediatric vestibular rehabilitation and tinnitus management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Brigham Young University and his doctoral degree in audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. His passions include running marathons, triathlons, his wife, and his three kids.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Biography

    Jacob Robison, MD has clinical interest in pediatric airway disorders, hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnea, and recurrent infections of the ears, nose, sinus, and throat. He earned his medical degree and doctoral degree in environmental toxicology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Erika Blanchard, CCC-A, F-AAA manages the audiology program at St. Luke’s with a focus on quality program development and compliance. She specializes in pediatric and adult diagnostics and amplification, and is a pediatric audiology mentor and educator for pediatric audiologists across the country.

    Erika is the network audiologist with National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management for the Pacific Northwest and the audiology coordinator for Idaho Sound Beginnings, Idaho's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology with an emphasis in developmental disabilities and teaching English as a second language from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her postgraduate studies in audiology at Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Audiology

    Biography

    Jessica Stich-Hennen, AuD, PAS specializes in pediatric diagnostics and amplification, auditory evoked potentials, and central auditory processing disorder evaluations. She manages St. Luke’s Boise newborn hearing screening and works as the primary audiologist for the Idaho Cleft Palate and Craniofacial team. She serves on the Idaho Hands and Voices Advisory Board and the conference committee for Idaho Speech Hearing Association.


    Dr. Stich-Hennen earned her doctorate degree in audiology from Idaho State University and her bachelor of science in business administration from North Dakota State University. In 2011, she became one of seven audiologists in the country to obtain specialty certification in pediatric audiology. She has given numerous professional presentations and published a chapter in the 2013 EHDI E-book.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Building on Our Promise to Children

St. Luke

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.