Dr. Christen spent years working for a large, corporate-owned hearing aid sales group and decided there had to be a better way. By switching to private practice, she has been able to eliminate the higher margins and clinical feel of pursuing hearing healthcare. Over the last 15 years, she has been able to establish a clinic that provides the most up-to-date technology at fair prices with excellent customer service.
With a booth and exam room on site, we are able to provide in office hearing tests, word recognition testing, Quick SIN tests to determine the level to which a person’s hearing loss has affected their ability to discriminate speech in challenging noise environments, tympanometry testing, cerumen management (wax removal), and otoscopic examinations. In addition, Dr. Christen is proficient in real ear measurement verification, the gold standard for hearing aid verification. This allows her to provide the most accurate possible fit for each patient. We also have an in-office lab where we can perform many on site repairs. We always try to keep an inventory of small parts from many of the major manufacturers on hand, as you never know when a repair might be needed!
Dr. Christen does not discriminate between brands; she has spent several years cultivating excellent relationships with all of the major manufacturers (Signia, Oticon, Phonak, Starkey, Unitron, ReSound, Widex, and more) so she can be sure to provide the best fit for each individual’s hearing loss and preferences. She stays up to date on technological advancements by attending multiple trainings both regionally and nationally every year. While the licensure requirement for audiology asks for 10 educational training hours each year, Dr. Christen frequently doubles or even triples that number, always wanting to be up to date on the latest breakthroughs in hearing aid technology.
We want you to be comfortable; like any transition, the process of getting hearing aids varies person-to- person. Dr. Christen takes ample time to get to know each person’s lifestyle and needs and to tailor each appointment in a way that will best suite them utilizing her nerdy love of technology, a sense of humor, patience, and compassion.
Her dedication to her patients, has led to her clinic being the only one recognized in the Pacific Northwest to repeatedly earn checks for both quality and price from Checkbook.org
Contact us to schedule an appointment at any time! We look forward to working with you to improve your hearing. Hear better, live better!