(RHINELANDER, Wis.) -- Your hearing health is important, and is vital to communication and keeping you in touch with your community. Ministry Medical Group’s audiology departments offer complete, comprehensive hearing services. Ministry’s audiologists clinically evaluate and manage hearing and balance problems in people of all ages, and can also fit and manage hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices. Ministry Medical Group’s highly skilled staff of audiology specialists provides compassionate care which may involve a hearing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment solutions.
Doctors of Audiology Heidi Grosskopf and Karen Teter provide direct service to patients of all ages. Services include hearing testing and evaluation, prescribing and fitting of hearing aids, prescribing assistive and adaptive devices, hearing loss prevention programs and consultation, balance assessment, and rehabilitation.
According to the Hearing Health Foundation, nearly 50 million Americans have hearing loss in at least one ear, including 1 in 5 teenagers. Approximately 95% of these individuals can correct the problem with hearing aids. “Hearing loss usually develops slowly, often worsens with age, and is generally permanent,” said Dr. Teter. “Most hearing difficulties can be helped by individually selected, prescribed and fitted hearing aids.”
Ministry Medical Group Audiology sees infants, toddlers, teens, and adults of all ages. Testing ranges from newborn hearing screens through full diagnostic evaluations. “Hearing loss is a prevalent chronic condition among of all ages, added Dr. Heidi Grosskopf. “It is recognized that hearing loss increases as a function of age, especially for frequencies at 2000 Hz and above.”
Ministry provides quality hearing instruments from several major manufacturers. The doctors of audiology spend time with patients and family members to determine what is appropriate for that individual.
Karen Teter, AuD, provides diagnostic services for children and adults, including behavioral and electrophysiological testing. She dispenses and services most major brands of digital hearing aid devices. Dr. Teter, born and raised on Long Island, New York, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in audiology and speech science from Michigan State University in 1996 and a Master of Arts in communication disorders from the University of Connecticut in 1998. She completed her clinical doctorate through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in July, 2003. Dr. Teter is board certified by the American Board of Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the Wisconsin Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
Heidi Grosskopf, AuD, provides complete diagnostic services for both children and adults, including behavioral audiometry, ABR, otoacoustic emissions and ENG testing.
Dr. Grosskopf received a master's degree in audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993, followed by a year of clinical fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, earning a clinical doctorate in audiology at Central Michigan University in 2005. She is certified by the American Board of Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the Wisconsin Speech, Language and Audiology Association.
For more information on Ministry ENT and audiology services in Rhinelander, call 715.361.4560. In Eagle River call 715.477.3000, and in Tomahawk please call 715.453.7200, or visit www.ministryhealth.org.