ALERT

Due to the overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases and the strain it has placed on health care capacity in the communities we serve, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has activated crisis standards of care statewide. We are open and available to see patients, but you may experience delays at our ERs, hospitals, and clinics. We appreciate your patience. Access more info on COVID testing, vaccination, visitor policy, hospitalization data, and FAQs.

toggle mobile menu Menu
toggle search menu

Site Navigation

Supplemental

Menu

St. Luke’s Clinic – Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

We are dedicated to empowering and improving quality of life for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Our compassionate, multidisciplinary team includes surgeons, audiologists, aural habilitation specialists, and psychologists. We follow an evidence-based practice model to thoroughly assess each patient, make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. We also provide family-centered resources and intervention to support communication and educational, social, vocational, and emotional development.

For cochlear implantation candidates, we provide support throughout the process; from initial evaluation and determination of candidacy to proper fitting, rehabilitation and follow up to ensure an exceptional outcome.  

When appropriate, we partner with pediatric audiologists at Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center to provide personalized hearing aids. 

Providers

  • Audiology

    Biography

    Samantha Brumbach, AuD has professional interest in cochlear implant rehabilitation, pediatric and adult diagnostics, pediatric and adult amplification and central auditory processing disorder. She has research experience in several areas including studying the effects of cardiovascular disease risk factors on the hearing system and in developing tools to assist in testing children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

    Samantha received her doctorate degree in audiology from the University of Colorado Boulder and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her doctoral fellowship at St. Luke’s Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Biography

    Phillip Chaffin, MD serves as the medical director of the Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Program at St. Luke’s. He has clinical interests in the management of hearing loss and the surgical treatment of cleft lip and palate.

    Dr. Chaffin is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He frequently travels overseas on medical missions to treat children with cleft lip and palate.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Biography

    Malia Frazier, NP specializes in ear, nose and throat related problems such as ear infections, hearing loss, temporal bone and cochlear implants, obstructive sleep apnea, sinus disease and allergies, as well as problems with tonsils and adenoids. She is passionate about the health and well-being of children and families in our community.

    Prior to joining the St. Luke's Children's Otolaryngology team, she worked in otolaryngology at Boston Medical Center and as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Children's Hospital. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at Oregon Health & Science University and her master’s degree in nursing at Idaho State University. 

    Malia grew up in the Pacific Northwest and loves spending time with her family, reading, making music, and staying active.

    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

    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

Access Your Mobile Medical Record Anytime, Anywhere

Sign up for a MyChart account today!

With MyChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use MyChart app available for your mobile devices!

Protect Your Health